Tuscan Twilight: Chicken Piccata


Immerse yourself in the flavors of Italy with our Tuscan Twilight: Chicken Piccata. This dish combines tender chicken breasts in a zesty lemon-caper sauce, creating a delightful blend of tangy and savory notes. It's a simple yet elegant meal that's sure to impress!

Tuscan Twilight: Chicken Piccata

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with sauce

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Sodium: 470mg
  • Sugar: 1g


  • Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless): 4 pieces (about 600g or 1.32 lbs or 21 oz)
  • All-Purpose Flour: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Fresh Lemons: 2
  • Capers: 30g (1 oz)
  • Chicken Stock: 250ml (8.4 oz)
  • White Wine: 100ml (3.4 oz)
  • Unsalted Butter: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Olive Oil: for frying
  • Fresh Parsley: for garnish
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  • Prepare Chicken: Pound chicken to even thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge lightly in flour.
  • Cook Chicken: Heat olive oil in a pan. Fry chicken until golden on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • Make Sauce: In the same pan, add lemon juice, white wine, and capers. Reduce slightly. Add chicken stock and simmer.
  • Finish Dish: Return chicken to pan. Add butter. Cook until sauce thickens.
  • Serve: Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use fresh lemons for a brighter flavor.
  • Be careful not to overcook the chicken to keep it tender.
  • Adjust the amount of capers based on your taste preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use a different type of wine? Yes, any dry white wine works well in this dish.
  • What can I serve this with? It pairs beautifully with pasta, rice, or a fresh salad.
  • Can I make this without alcohol? Yes, simply replace the wine with extra chicken stock.