Lemon Chicken Piccata with Capers

December 07, 2021

Freshen up your chicken dinner recipe rotation with bright, creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata. This keto friendly, classic dish is made with Primal Kitchen Dijon Mustard, garlic, and lemon for a vibrant and savory mix of flavor and texture. Succulent chicken meets herbaceous thyme and piquant mustard and capers for an elegant, quick meal any day of the week.

How to Make Chicken Piccata

Make a restaurant-inspired creamy chicken piccata right at home with Dijon mustard from Primal Kitchen!

Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

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What is Chicken Piccata?

Chicken Piccata is a dish where chicken breast is sliced and covered in flour, cooked in butter or oil, and topped with lemons and capers for a light, complex sauce.

“Picatta” comes from the Italian word for pounded meat, but refers to the thin slice of the chicken (or sometimes veal) used in this recipe. Picatta is always served with lemon juice and capers for the unique, bright taste associated with this classic, restaurant-favorite meal.

A white bowl holds lemon chicken picatta with slices of lemon and capers on top, with a bottle of dijon mustard next to it.

What are capers?

Capers are often used in Italian cuisine, topping pasta or meat dishes for a briny, olive-adjacent flavor profile. Capers are the unripened buds of the Caper bush, a flowering perennial plant, giving their taste floral notes. Prepared and packed like olives in a brine, you can expect capers to add a bit of salty tang to your dish.

What to Serve with Chicken Piccata

We served our Chicken Piccata with a baked potato sliced. Try these chicken piccata sides support the delicate flavor of this chicken dish.

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