Easy Creamy Chicken Piccata

By Rena |

Easy to make Creamy Chicken Piccata recipe that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and super tasty. Perfectly browned, tender, and juicy chicken breast in a creamy coconut cream base lemon sauce with capers. Makes for a perfect chicken dinner recipe that’s ready in just 30 minutes.

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This creamy lemon chicken piccata recipe a savory and simple chicken recipe that’s ready on your dinner table in just 30 minutes. Pan-seared chicken breast using gluten-free flour, cooked in a tasty lemony cream sauce that has that perfect hint of lemon in a creamy delicious sauce. The perfect twist to the classic chicken piccata recipe. Serve over wheat pasta, zucchini noodle, brown rice, or cauliflower rice.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PICCATA

  • Prep Chicken: Season the pounded chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Place the flour in a shallow bowl.
  • Cook Chicken: Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working with one cutlet at a time, dredge the chicken on both sides in the flour. Shake off the excess flour, and add them to the skillet. Cook the chicken for 4 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and
    the coating is golden brown. Transfer the browned chicken to a plate, and set aside.

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  • Make the creamy sauce: In the same pan, lower the heat to medium-low, and add the remaining tablespoon of oil, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened. Add the broth and lemon juice, and scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a
    silicone spatula. Raise the heat to medium-high, and boil the mixture for 3 minutes, until reduced by half, stirring occasionally.
  • Re-add the chicken back to pan: Stir in the coconut cream and capers, and settle the chicken into the sauce. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, over low heat, or until heated through. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Serve warm over sautéed cauliflower or cook rice.

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SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some FAQs. If we miss any you may have, feel free to drop your comments in the comment section below.

what is chicken piccata made of

Chicken piccata is simple chicken cutlets coated with some sort of flour, browned, and then cooked in a lemon butter sauce which is then topped with capers. The sauce is cooked in chicken broth or sometimes white wine.

Is there a substitute for capers in chicken piccata

Hate capers? Don’t fret. You may use green olives in place of capers. Green olives are much bigger than capers so use half the amount of what the recipe calls for capers and cut them into smaller pieces.  Also, chopped pickles would be your other option as a substitute for capers.

Is Chicken Piccata Gluten-free

It all depends on the type of flour that was used to coat the chicken with. If making your own chicken piccata at home, use gluten-free flour or almond flour. Restaurant chicken piccata will most likely have gluten. So, you can always ask the chef what type of flour was used.

How many lemons make a cup of  lemon juice

It will take about 5-6 lemons to yield one cup of lemon juice. A medium-sized lemon will give you about 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Can you reheat chicken piccata

Remove your stored chicken piccata from the fridge and either use the microwave for 1-2 minutes to heat it up or you may place in a pan and use your stovetop. To use the stovetop, place in pan, add a bit of water or broth to loosen up the creamy sauce to allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is heated through.

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What to serve with chicken piccata

There are a ton of choices of what you can pair creamy chicken piccata with. So, we will mention a few of the varieties of side dishes you can have with this recipe:

Alternatively, we do have loads of side dishes that will go well with this chicken piccata recipe. Check them out HERE

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easy creamy chicken piccata

Easy Creamy Chicken Piccata

Tender chicken breasts in a delicious coconut cream base lemon sauce then topped with capers.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ Cup Gluten-free Blend Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil divided
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Small Onion chopped
  • 1 Cup Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • ½ Cup Coconut Cream blended before using
  • ¼ Cup Capers drained
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • Freshly chopped herbs to garnish

Instructions

  • Season the pounded chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Place the flour in a shallow bowl.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working with one cutlet at a
    time, dredge the chicken on both sides in the flour. Shake off the excess flour, and add them to the skillet.
  • Cook the chicken for 4 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden brown. Transfer the browned chicken to a plate, and set aside.
  • In the same pan, lower the heat to medium-low, and add the remaining tablespoon of oil, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened.
  • Add the broth and lemon juice, and scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a silicone spatula. Raise the heat to medium-high, and boil the mixture for 3 minutes, until reduced by half, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the coconut cream and capers, and settle the chicken into the sauce. Simmer for 2-3
    minutes, over low heat, or until heated through. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Serve warm over sautéed cauliflower or cook rice.

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Notes

Note: Tends to be a bit creamy for some. You may use coconut milk instead of cream.
Substitutes:
  • Coconut milk instead of cream
  • Any broth work
  • Try this with any other meat like salmon or shrimp
  • Gluten-free flour, wheat flour, or oat flour
  • Olive or avocado oil
 
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Sophie says

    5 stars
    This dish looks like a soul-warming meal for the winters. I am on the look-out for dairy-free sauce recipes and this one seems like the perfect consistency.

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