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Garlic Chicken Piccata

A deliciously garlicky, easy Chicken Piccata perfect for dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 347kcal
Author Tracy


  • 3 chicken breasts halved
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 head of garlic roasted
  • 1/2 cup capers drained from juice
  • 2/3 cup wine
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley minced


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice garlic bulb off at the top. Wrap bulb in aluminum foil and drizzle oil oil over the top of it. Wrap and roast in oven for 40 minutes.
  • Slice chicken breasts in half and then generously season them with salt and pepper.
  • Add flour to a shallow bowl and dredge the chicken breast halves in the flour and set aside.
  • About 5 minutes before garlic is done, melt the butter in a large sauté pan on medium high and add the chicken. Cook 3-4 minutes and then flip and cook another 3-4 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Remove garlic from oven and open foil.
  • With a fork, pull roasted garlic cloves out of bulb and add to the hot pan. 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.
  • Add parsley and serve over pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, or steamed vegetables.


Slice chicken breasts in half or use a mallet and pound them thin.  Ensure chicken if fully cooked by checking to ensure that it's reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
If you're going to skip the roasting of the garlic, then mince at least 6 garlic cloves and then add to hot pan after you've removed the chicken and sauté for about 30-60 seconds, before adding the stock and wine. 


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg