Chicken Piccata with Lemon, Capers and Artichoke Hearts

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 1 cup quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen lima beans
Directions
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Place chicken in zip-top bags and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until 1/4-inch thick. Remove chicken from bag and season all over with salt and black pepper. In a shallow dish (or plastic bag), combine flour, lemon zest, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well. Add chicken and turn to coat. Remove chicken from flour mixture and shake off excess flour.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Add lemon juice, wine and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens. Add artichoke hearts and capers and simmer 1 minute to heat through.

Cook rice according to package directions, adding lima beans at the beginning of cooking process. Serve chicken and sauce with rice.


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Made this mostly how written.  No major changes, just added more broth and wine, took out the lemon juice and added the zest of another lemon to the browning chicken.  I also used less than half the amount of capers.  The artichokes were already marinated.  Turned out REALLY good and can't wait for left overs tomorrow!  <div><br /></div><div>I made regular rice and did not add the lima beans.  This recipe reminds me of the only boxed frozen meal my husband will eat and not complain.  This is a great way to get pretty much the same flavor but homemade!</div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, not hard. I substituted whole grain angel hair pasta, used about a third of the box, you may want to use half a box. I did not use lima beans. Cant wait for leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As a beginning chef this was an easy to follow, great tasting recipe. I followed the directions and, as per other reviews (I didn't read until after I enjoyed the dish as written), it needs more sauce. I'll whip up some more when I dine on the other two chicken breasts (I only made three and there was maybe enough sauce for one-and-a-half). But it was perfect for a non-cook eating alone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe. I did the chicken in panko, lemon and parmesan, removed the chicken and made a roux and then added the wine mixture. Fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Meh. Not worth the time or ingredients when the are significantly better chicken recipes out there. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was highly disappointed -- both with the recipe and with the reviews. The lemon is so overpowering it's all you taste. Moreover, the vast majority of the reviewers are NOT reviewing the recipe as presented. Please don't modify a recipe and give what YOU made a 5. And, you should at least TASTE the recipe before you offer a review. item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO good! I butterflied the chicken before pounding it. Additionally, after cooking the chicken in batches, I added mushrooms, onion, and garlic with a little chicken stock to scrape up the brown bits from the pan. I also used 3/4c each stock and wine as others have suggested. I used the zest and juice of one large lemon. I topped it with fresh parseley and parmesan cheese. I served it on top of bow tie pasta. Delicious! It was some work, but I will definitely make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great! I didn't have wine on hand, so I doubled the chicken broth. I also didn't have artichoke hearts, so I added diced tomatoes instead. Really, really good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was REALLY good. And not hard at all. Highly recommend this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is AMAZING !!! A KEEPER !!! I didn&amp;#39;t use the lima beans and used less lemon juice and capers. I used marinated artichoke hearts, drained, and added diced fresh tomatoes with the artichoke hearts and capers. I also added about 2 Tbsp. cold butter to the sauce. I served it with Jasmine rice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good! I took the advice of one reviewer and upped the broth and wine to 3/4 cup each. The chicken came out very tender and delicious. It's now one of my favorite recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. I've made chicken pacata many times, but never with the artchoke hearts. I make mine to serve with wide noodles and my family loves it! Good job Robin !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with most reviewers: this is delicious and easy. Many say because this is 'easy' and quick it is a great weeknight dinner. I would say that this is delicious enough to be served to company. The addition of the lima beans is wonderful and is the ingredient that sets this recipe apart. As my grandmother used to say, ' have a light hand'. Be patient in the cooking time. I have found that 3 minutes per side is rushing it a bit. BTW... this recipe is terrific without rice. Get your carbs + more from the lima beans ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with previous reviewer, I would take the chicken out of the pan, then scrape up the flavor bits from bottom of pan and add liquids; 1/2 of lemon juice would be good. This would also give the artichokes and capers enough room to be heated well, then add the chicken back in. Excellent recipe and came together in 20 minutes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really liked it. I doubled the sauce and had it with angel hair pasta instead of the rice and lima beans. It was quick and easy!! Actually fixing it tonight! item not reviewed by moderator and published
we love it! and its pretty easy to make; definitely included in my collection! thanks for this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish had far too many bitter components for my taste. The amount of capers in particular was just over kill. I had to thicken the sauce with corn starch, and I am pretty sure the chicken would have been better without breading it. It needs a sweet component to really improve the taste, it was very one note. I would not make it again. A lot of work for something I really didn't enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I picked this recipe because of the high rating and the number of reviews. It was very disappointing. The amount of wine and lemon juice was overpowering. To salvage it I ended up taking chicken stock and adding some of the lemon wine sauce to it and some butter as well. It ended up that I was the only one who would eat it even after I tamed it down some. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing! My family loved it! Very simple to prepare. After reading the reviews that it was too lemony, I increased the wine to 3/4 c. and the broth to 3/4 c. which was just the right lemon flavor, as well as providing lots of scrumptious sauce for the rice. I also left out the lima beans from the rice. I will definitely make this again...I used roasted asparagus for the vegetable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I googled Chicken Piccata. It showed many recipes for it. I decided on this recipe and I'm thrilled I did.It was over the top delicious ! I made basmati rice and broccoli for the sides.The person I cooked this for was raving about it.I never heard her rave about a recipe like she did this one.She is hard to please. Try this you'll be glad you did.The only thing I did was add about 1 TB of butter at the very end for a bit more richness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used about a third of the lemon juice and it was tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful! Easy! Tasty! My family loved it and we will be making this again soon. I didn't make the rice suggested but paired it with Rachel Ray's Orzo recipe as another reviewer suggested. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gave this 3 stars as I think it has the potential to be very good. I made it last night for my family who all love lemons. This dish however was so tart and overwhelmed by the lemon that we couldn't eat it without some adjustments. I added 1 tablespoon of sugar to try to cut the tartness and it did mellow it enough to eat. I think the reason is that this dish was so tart is that I used marinated artichokes from a jar. These artichokes are already quite tart so next time I will use frozen artichokes or artichokes that are packed in water. When I make this again I will update my review. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To the person who used lemon pepper instead of fresh lemon - in no way would lemon pepper be the same as fresh lemon - the fresh lemon makes this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a little short for time so I cooked this in my crock pot. Yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had always thought this would be soo hard to make... but its not!! It was a little time consuming but well worth it! My kids loved loved loved the chicken; it was delish! I did add a little Panko to the flour mixture and a little extra lemon to the sauce. Instead of making the brown rice with lima beans (I hate lima beans I made Rachel Ray's Orzo with Chickpeas; this was an AMAZING meal and we had enough leftover for lunch the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this and it was FANTASTIC!!! Will make this again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! I'm making it for the second time tonight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was convinced this was going to be bound for a disaster because I didn't have lemons and was making it as a last minute option. I ended up using a combination of lime juice and lemon-pepper instead, and you couldn't tell the difference. It was amazing. I also left out artichokes, and whisked in a little flour to thicken up the sauce, it was pure perfection. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an EXCELLENT recipe! So simple and tasty! I made this today. The only ingredient I did not have on hand was capers. I substituted chopped green/pimiento olives and it worked nicely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't think I've ever rated a recipe before, but this is so easy and so tasty, that I thought I should. It is quick to make, and really tastes fabulous. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe a few times and loved it each time. My husband loves lemon and raves about this piccata. Last time, I had two pieces of cod in the freezer, so to get rid of it I decided to try the exact recipe but with cod. Omg, it was bellisimo!! I loved it! It gave tasteless cod a wonderful taste. For those whose finished dish was soggy, try dusting off most of the flower. You should definitely not take out the chicken...you will loose most of the flavor. The thicker the flower, the more soggy the dish. Also, I usually rub the remaining rind into the chicken along with kosher salt and pepper. The flavor is great all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this for the first time and the wife proclaimed it as her new favorite dish. My favorite type of recipe...looks like you went to a lot of trouble but was VERY easy. Was concerned abut the lemon after reading the reviews but I simply halfed a lemon and squeezed it in...seemed to be the right amount. Will be making this many times again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night for my family. We all love lemon and Chicken Piccata is one of my favorites. It was very good. My only complaint is that the chicken was pretty mushy, which my kids did not like. So next time after I brown the chicken, I will remove it from the pan before added the broth, wine, lemon juice, etc. Cook that for a bit and pour over the chicken once plated. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this and so did my husband!!! Only thing i changed was jasmine rice ( my husband likes it better) I will for sure make this again. I love the sauce the lemon and wine were great flavors in this dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this dish several times and I like it each time. I cut down on the lemon by just squeezing the juice from 2 lemons (it comes close to the amount of juice needed). I always receive compliments when I make this. p.s. when making this dish, chicken tenders are better than chicken breasts, I think. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with chicken tenders that I split almost in half and opened up. It was just the right thickness that we like. I did make the whole pkg of tenders (about 30 pices) so I needed more flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. I omitted the paprika (didn't have any) and I just added alot more chicken broth some corn starch, wine and lemon. I also added baby peas instead of lima beans. I used the rest of the ingredients as noted. The taste was fantastic. It's a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only thing I could taste was lemon, lemon, lemon. And while I love lemon this was just too monotonous tasting; boring. Will not make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was fantastic. I added a a teaspoon of herbs provance to the rice and it was very tasty. I used chicken tenders as well. This recipe could also be great with pork. I made a similar version with leg of lamb. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe as directed (one exception), and did not think it was too lemony (though my husband and I both love lemon). It was easy to make and it will likely become a part of my usual rotation of weeknight dinners. I did substitute chicken tenders (without pounding them out), which worked fine, but I think I would prefer the traditional method as listed in the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe - I might add half the lemon next time, like another cook recommended. Also, make sure not to get too much of the caper brine into it, or it will be too tart. I also made it with whole wheat linguini (no lima beans) and the family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight for my VERY picky husband. He said it was good, but too much lemon. I had already cut it in half. I'll half it again next time. Served it with couscous, which he loves. All in all he said it is something he would like to have again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meal was just what we wanted on a snowy evening. We loved everything about this meal especially the lemony wine sauce. I omitted the lima beans and served it on pasta and thickened the sauce a little with 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Up North Michigan item not reviewed by moderator and published
i'm a vegetarian so i dunno how it tasted. but i followed the recipe and just added corn starch to thicken the sauce a bit, and he said it was delicious! it was super easy to make. however it did take a little longer than 10 minutes to prepare. wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time for a friend and wow was it good! Definitely will make again! Eating it right now. lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go-to chicken dinner. While my kids don't like the artichokes and capers, they love the breaded flavor and sauce. I make it at least once a week!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make this recipe exactly as shown except use sliced artichoke bottoms instead of hearts. It makes a huge difference. Chicken Piccata never tasted so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i was so happy to see all their chicken on their plate gone! i made it with thin spaghetti noddles, it was delicious! i love lemon chicken, and this was like lemon chicken with a kick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Instead of rice, try linguini. Yum. Thicken the sauce a little with a Tablespoon or 2 of flour mixed into a little cold broth or water first and then slowly mixed into the sauce. Boil a bit to thicken and voila. Fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this. I only made it because it looked quick, easy and used some stuff I had sitting in my pantry. (I bought three huge jars of capers at a going-out-of-business sale.) My husband took three bites and grabbed my wrist. "Don't lose this recipe!!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used other Piccata recipes that had better flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wanted something different from the standard Chicken Picatta. The "with artichokes" caught my interest even though my family is not keen on them. I served them without disclosing the ingredients. Everyone gave the recipe a 5 star rating, even my picky son, and said, 'Mom, make sure you save this one!" Thanks Robin. Is was quick, easy, and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
looked and looked for Piccata with capers and artichoke hearts. Robin Miller came through again! Excellent, easy and fun to put together. Made to recipe, served twice. Second day put piccata over angel hair pasta. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prepared this for company tonight, I've made chicken piccata with capers before, artichokes raised the bar for actually an elegant presentation. Everyone loved it and the wild rice with lima beans was actually a hit too. For the reviewer who counted out the number of chicken recipes Ms. Miller has, I felt it was rather rude. This is about reviewing the recipe, not the particular person doing the cooking or coming up with the recipes. Chicken is a popular staple and "go to" food to cook with. This was a very nice alternative and actually pretty easy to put together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved the recipe! Lots of flavor and easy to make. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy recipe to prepare with excellent flavor. I fixed the recipe as stated but left out the lima beans as we don't care for them. In the future, I would make pasta instead of rice and not use so many artichoke hearts. The sauce boiled down quickly so I had to add more which would go well over the pasta. It is definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was going to grill chicken tonight with artichokes as a side dish, but a thunderstorm came through... Not a good grilling night. This was great. Loved the addition of artichokes to the traditional piccata. I did alter the recipe just a tiny bit. Used a mixture of butter and olive oil. After the chicken was browned, I removed it to a platter and added a bit more flour, then the wine, broth and lemon juice. Then simmered the chicken in the gravy until done. Served over pasta rather than rice. Next time, I may add a bit more lemon, and maybe even more flour to make a bit more sauce. Thanks, Robin! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meal is amazing! Easy and full of flavor and is also light. It is a great meal for large parties too! Easy to double and everyone loved it!! I still get people wanting the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was fabulous and so quick to make. Very company-worthy! I didn't add anything on the side other than the lima/rice combo, and it was plenty of food. Even my 4-year-old liked the chicken, sans capers and artichokes. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and tastes wonderful! Followed recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very easy and quick. Next time I might add a little fresh garlic, but otherwise I would definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish a while ago, and remember being a little anxious that it would be too lemony. Well, followed the directions exactly, and I had nothing to fear--it turned out fantastic; everyone loved it! I had only marinated artichokes on hand, but it still worked. Next time I prepare this, which will be soon, I will use plain artichokes to absorb the tasty gravy. Thank you, Robin, for a great dish with minimum effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, minimum of skill required for novice cooks,excellent results, never had a negative comment about this dish, rave reviews and requests for this recipe every time I make it thank you Robin for making me look so accomplished and creative item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the taste of this meal! When I make it again, I will reserve the browned chicken pieces in the warmer and proceed to thicken the sauce with a little flower or starch, and take the edge off the bitterness with a dash of sugar and then pour the finished sauce over the chicken. I used half the lemon juice and it turned out to be plenty enough. The breading got a little soggy when cooked in the sauce. Either way, it's terrific! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is truly delicious. I especially love the capers. My kids love it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recepie is top notch. I have served this several times to family and friends and I always get compliments and requests for the recipie. Some even say this recepie is better than local restaurants. Now I always serve this when I hae a group to impress. This one is a real winner. Thanks Robin!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken was fantastic. I did not have capers on hand so I did omit them and I added a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce a bit. Otherwise this recipe was delicious, healthy, and super easy to prepare. My family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love chicken piccata. This recipe is perfect. Even my husband, the picky eater, loved it. I've made this a couple times and will make it again. I've shared the recipe with friends and everyone loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good!! made it with mashed potatoes instead of rice since I didn't have any brown rice. Omitted the white wine as well and it tasted good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great and easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for an entree I could make with chicken and marinated artichoke hearts. I finally settled on this recipe but I made it differently. I used chicken breasts and coated with egg and then bread crumbs and the spices. I actually did this in my wok , then poured out the oil. I mashed the artichokes, with zest , lemon juice ,salt and pepper broth, capers. I did not use this in the rice but poured this into the wok with the chicken and the broth etc and let it simmer slowly for a bout 30 minutes . I must have used the right amount of lemon , lemon peel and the capers as the sauce with the chicken came out just tangy enough without overpowering the artichoke.It made a great sauce and permeated through the chicken. Like I said,my wife who loves artichokes but is picky, said right away to make this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
With the capers I will decrease the lemon juice by half next time. Other then that this recipe is very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This taste better as a left over as the sauce tends to marinate the chicken and inhance the lemon flavors. White chicken meat can get dried out using too much acid (lemon). Capers are your sub for salt, you don't need to add salt. I would recommend doubling up on the sauce-it is fantastic! I added a touch of toasted pine nuts for crunch-but just a touch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best Chicken Piccatas I have ever had!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was one of the worst things to use these ingredients on! I was not happy w/ the sourness. The artichoke hearts, capers and the lemon juice was way over the top. Possible nixing the artichokes may make it better? Not going to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was excited to try this based on other reviews but was disapointed by the outcome. The sauce just did not thicken at all. I didn't think it was really lemony, despite using fresh squeezed lemon juice. It was ok, but overall, this wasn't my favorite dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful dish for a quick mealtime, but it can certainly become a favorite for entertaining! There were no 'exotic' ingredients and it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. Great flavor. I used this for a dinner party. Did I impress my guess???? YES&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make and turned out so delicious. It will be a new staple recipe for me. Also, all ingredients were things I had on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very tasty meal thast you could serve to anyone on any occasion and feel comfortable. The level of flavors were complex and blended well. The wife who loves all the staple ingredients, just flipped over this recipe. Needless to say, she thought it was a keeper as I did too. Give this a try, you won't be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yum yum yum! very flavorful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kids loved the taste of the chicken but didn't eat the capers or artichokes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very quick and easy, but I will cut back on the lemon juice, I believe it had enough tart from the artichokes item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy, and very, very tasty. If you're looking for something a little bit different to do with chicken breast this is the receipe to try out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an incredible easy recipe and the taste is great. I recommend it for on the go parents. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe and very quick and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a total beginner - but aspiring cook. New kitchen - pots and pans, yadda yadda. This was the first thing I made - minus the chicken broth (I'm not a fan of sauces) - or the artichoke hearts (because I didn't have any). Put that all to the side - it has been the best meal I've made (4 in total so far - 1-1/2 weeks). Definitely would make it for guests...and it was an inspiration. I imagined "wow" if they all taste this good - I can't "wait" to cook! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prepared the chicken according to Robin's directions with the exception of using a little less capers. Instead of the suggested side dishes I made mini penne with an artichoke/lemon pesto garnished with a basil chiffonade and fresh tomatoes for color... I don't normally rate recipes (lack of time) but this was so fantastic that I had to comment! Michelle, Kingman AZ item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really easy. I used the leftover chicken broth to make the rice. I left out the lima beans, but followed the recipe, otherwise. Such tender chicken and tasty sauce. The sauce didn't thicken, but was fine as it was. I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband who is picky, picky, picky liked this. I loved it - not too lemony for us! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chicken Piccata was great and very easy to make. The hole faily liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family and we loved it. I took off capers and artichokes for the kidlets but that was just more for me! I used regular brown rice instead of instant, kept all else the same. It was wondeful. Served steamed asperagus on the side with a little lemon juice and salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe and frequently use it. I omitted the capers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was quick, easy, and delicious! Definitely a "make it again" dish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was simple to make when I tossed all the ingrediants in a bag and popped the chicken breast in. I don't like rice so I substituted some creamy mashed potatoes and some steamed baby carrots on the side. It was a huge success and everyone loved it. I'll be making this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pounding the chicken flat is key. The lemon zest and lemon juice helped with the flavor bigtime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't usually make Robin's recipes because I love the process of cooking and have the time to do it, so shortcuts are far less important to me than exquisite flavor--but this was really good. I did halve the lemon zest and juice, &amp; added a touch more wine, but otherwise made it as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was easier than my usual picata recipe and just as good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Chicken picata! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree -- a three-star rating is a bit generous, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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