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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Hearts

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!

    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!

     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!

     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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Easy Chicken PIccata with Artichokes
Dinner, weeknight dinner, easy dinner
Italian, American
Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Heart

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!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 55 mins


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 pound chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup capers
  • 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts packed in water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Season the flour with salt and pepper, then dredge the chicken breasts in it. 
  2. In a large skillet, warm the olive oil.  Stir in the garlic, cooking until fragrant. 
  3. Place the chicken breasts in the pan, cooking about 3 minutes on each side. 
  4. Deglaze the bottom of the pan with the white wine, then simmer for a couple of minutes. 
  5. Stir in the lemon juice, capers and artichokes.  Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the chicken tests done and the sauce is thickened. 
  6. Stir in the butter until melted and serve. 
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  1. Capers. That's an ingredient that I've never tried (knowingly) before. Ive heard they are salty tasting. I should try them. Love the pan you used. So pretty!

    1. Thank you! Jess likes to use capers on salmon with some dill and lemon too. So yummy!

  2. Love this quick weeknight dinner... just sad that my hubby wouldn't eat it. Time to plan a girls night in!

    1. Definitely! Kick him out of the house for the night and have some girls over for dinner!

  3. Hi Carlee! I love the addition of artichoke hearts to your chicken piccata!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe that I'll be making soon.
    Also, thank you for your kind comment on my recent post.

    1. Thanks, Kitty! The artichokes really help it feel like a whole meal! <3

  4. 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

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

  5. I love the combination of flavor in this recipe! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  6. nataliedag1@yahoo.comJuly 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM

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

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

  7. 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!

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

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

  9. 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!

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


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