Garlic Chicken Piccata

Super easy, super garlicky Chicken Piccata!Oh, hello!  It’s been a little while, but for very good reason.  We welcomed our little girl Matilda to the world last week on June 2nd and, so say the least, we’ve been a wee bit busy. Even as I type this, it’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m connected to an electric (hands free) pump. Life’s been an amazing whirlwind of so many new things – priorities, sleep patterns, and most importantly, love.  Love for this new little human beyond what we could have ever expected to feel, and a new love between my husband and I as we venture into this crazy thing call parenthood together as a united front.

Even though our priorities around some things have changed (read: “have I showered yet today?”  and “I should probably listen to those voicemails that didn’t come from a Drs office…”), one big one that  hasn’t changed is our commitment to eating well and as much from scratch as possible.

I know, who the hell has time for that when you have a tiny little human who needs to be fed every 2 hrs and changed every 10 minutes? No one.  At least not 100% of the time.  We’ve succumbed to a take out pizza.  We both agreed it wasn’t as good as the pizza we make, but it sure hit the spot at the time.  But for a majority of the time, even among the craziness of our new schedules, there are so many delicious ways to eat well while keeping up with diapers.Super easy, super garlicky Chicken Piccata!Like this super easy, super garlicky, Chicken Piccata.  Just a few fresh ingredients and although it technically takes awhile to cook, the actual attention time it needs is pretty minimal.  A majority of the time required is roasting the garlic, but while it roasted I was able to change at least 2 diapers and pump a bottle of milk.  
Super easy, super garlicky Chicken Piccata!Then it’s an easy one pan dish of deliciousness. Floured chicken breasts with a lemon, chicken stock, white wine, capers, and most importantly, garlic sauce.  Super easy, super garlicky Chicken Piccata!We served this with some leftover mashed potatoes and an easy green salad.  But this would also be amazing with pasta or rice.  

Whatever you serve it with, it’ll be an easy, deliciously garlicky weeknight dinner that even newborn parents can make 😉

Garlic Chicken Piccata
A deliciously garlicky, easy Chicken Piccata perfect for dinner!
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 3 chicken breasts, halved
  2. 1/3 cup flour
  3. 1 tablespoons olive oil + a drizzle
  4. 1 tablespoon butter
  5. 1 head of garlic roasted - 6 cloves
  6. 1/2 cup capers
  7. 1/3 cup wine
  8. 1/3 cup chicken stock*
  9. 1 tablespoon lemon
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. fresh parsley, minced
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place the head of garlic on a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap and roast in oven for 40 minutes.
  2. Generously season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and then dredge the chicken breasts in flour. in Heat the olive oil and butter in a large saute pan on medium high. When the butter melts and begins to bubble, add the chicken. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  3. Add roasted garlic cloves to the hot pan and add the stock and wine and let cook for 5 minutes. Add capers and lemon juice and cook for another 3 minutes. Return chicken to the pan and pan baste the chicken with the sauce.
  4. Add parsley and serve over pasta, rice, or steamed vegetables.
  1. *Make your own Chicken Stock from scratch!
Served From Scratch
Super easy, super garlicky Chicken Piccata!


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  • This looks delicious! I am always looking for simple, yet tasty dinner recipes, and this looks like it would be great. Congratulations on your daughter too!!!

  • Sooo wounderfull, a new baby,congratulation! Looks like you applied for the job of superwoman cooking from scratch and all?😀Best of luck for your little family!

  • Congratulations Tracy and I love your choice of name. You’re going to have so much fun getting to know Matilda – enjoy every second as it’s true, they grow so very quickly. I often wish that just for 1 day a year I could have my kids back as babies so I can remember exactly how wonderful it was to cuddle them and just sit admiring their tiny little faces. Not sure how they would feel about that though 😉

    Anyway – chicken & capers! You’ve hit upon a favourite in our household. Pinning for ASAP!