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Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Hearts

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This simplified version of chicken piccata is a great weeknight meal but is nice enough to serve to guests. Just a few simple ingredients and couple of quick steps and dinner is done!

Plate of chicken picatta with chicken breast, lemony sauce, capers and artichoke hearts, ready to eat.

Chicken piccata is a quick and easy dinner that is bright and flavorful but totally doable on a weeknight.  I just love meals like this that can be dressed up for guests or whipped together for the family on a random Wednesday evening. 

You can take it easy on yourself, but nobody you serve will be the wiser!

I really don’t know why I don’t think to make chicken piccata more often.  Every time I do, my husband loves it!

The mix of bright lemon, the brininess from the capers and the complexity added with white wine gets him every time.

This recipe takes it to the next level with the addition of artichoke hearts.  Of course he was singing its praises from the first bite. 

Little Dude was a big fan too, so I think we are about to go through a chicken piccata phase at our house!

close up of large chicken breast with lemon piccata sauce.

Luckily this dish can be put together in under an hour and most of that time is spent letting it simmer, so it really is easy peasy!  You can put your feet up for a bit or get something else done and the next thing you know, dinner is ready.

You could make it even quicker if you buy chicken cutlets or if you want to spend the time butterflying and pounding out chicken breasts.  I always have chicken breasts on hand and would personally rather let them simmer a bit than go through the effort of making them cutlets myself.

If I were serving guests and I really wanted to impress, I would probably alter the directions a bit.  However for us, this no fuss version is perfectly delicious and the ease of preparation means it is much more likely to be made on a regular basis!

yellow and white plate with chicken piccata ready to eat.

We like to serve ours with some noodles dressed simply in a bit of butter and/or olive oil, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt.  A bed of rice is another great serving suggestion.   

If you are a fan of lemon and chicken together, take a flavor tour through Europe and enjoy some more lemon chicken goodness.  Start with a bowl of Greek lemon chicken soup that you can make in your slow cooker or instant pot.

Then wind your way up to France and enjoy chicken and mushroom stuffed crepes.  They have a heavenly lemon rosemary bechamel that brings it all together for a fabulous meal.

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Chicken piccata with capers and artichoke hearts on plate, ready to eat.

Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Hearts

Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Carlee
This simplified version of chicken piccata is a great weeknight meal but is nice enough to serve to guests. Just a few simple ingredients and couple of quick steps and dinner is done!
5 from 5 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • cup capers
  • 14 ounce can artichoke hearts packed in water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  • Season the flour with salt and pepper, then dredge the chicken breasts in it.
    ¼ cup all-purpose flour, 1 pound chicken boneless
  • In a large skillet, warm the olive oil. Stir in the garlic, cooking until fragrant.
    2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 garlic clove
  • Place the chicken breasts in the pan, cooking about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Deglaze the bottom of the pan with the white wine, then simmer for a couple of minutes.
    1 cup dry white wine
  • Stir in the lemon juice, capers and artichokes. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the chicken tests done and the sauce is thickened.
    ¼ cup lemon juice, ⅓ cup capers, 14 ounce can artichoke hearts packed in water
  • Stir in the butter until melted and serve.
    2 Tablespoons butter


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 542kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 41gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 718mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2g

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“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Sunday 6th of January 2019

I love chicken piccata and can you believe I've never made it at home :( I love artichokes too. I think I need to make this asap!


Monday 21st of January 2019

It really is easy to do, especially if you skip pounding out the chicken!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Saturday 21st of July 2018

I've never had Chicken Piccata, and I have no idea why not! This is definitely a dish I would enjoy.


Sunday 22nd of July 2018

I hope you give it a try soon!


Saturday 14th of July 2018

This does look so easy Carlee! We make chicken quite often at our house so I'm always looking for different recipes. Chicken Piccata sounds perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!


Tuesday 17th of July 2018

It is a really simple and no fuss way to get chicken piccata on the table, thank you!

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Monday 9th of July 2018

Hi, what if I want to make enough sauce to stir in with pasta do I just double flour, dry wine and lemon juice?


Saturday 14th of July 2018

I think that should work great! Then you'd have plenty for pasta!

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Friday 6th of July 2018

Hi Carlee, oh I too love the addition of artichoke hearts to this recipe. I would love to make this for dinner sometime. Thank for the lovely visit and your sweet comment on my new bathroom redo. Hope you have a nice weekend Julie xo


Saturday 14th of July 2018

They make it feel like a full meal. Thank you so much!