Recipes, Wellness

Chicken Piccata

This easy chicken piccata is a protein powerhouse packed with flavor!


I’ve been known to pick what I eat at any given meal based on one ingredient. Things like sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese, and artichokes typically hold a lot of sway, and can make me change my mind about an entire dish in an instant. So it’s not usual for me to pick an ingredient and sort of fixate on it.


But right now? I’m having SUCH a caper moment.


They’ve always been a draw for me in random dishes, but right now I just can’t get enough of them! Their salty, pickled flavor profile just adds so much dimension to a meal. So, chicken piccata has been on rotation over the last couple of weeks. It’s super flavorful and oh-so easy to make! It seems like a really fancy dish (or maybe that’s just because I usually eat plain chicken…#womp) but it only takes a few ingredients and is done in no time at all. If you’ve been feeling uninspired in the kitchen lately, this is definitely a meal to try.


Fun fact: did you know capers are little cured flower buds? Makes my insides feel pretty ; )


  • 4 chicken breasts (makes 4 servings)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Montreal chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • capers!! (the star of the show)

Optional sides:

  • spinach
  • angel hair pasta


  • If you’ve never fried chicken in butter, here’s your chance. Put ~2 tablespoons butter in a sauté pan on the stove, and fry chicken breasts on med-high heat until done (about 10 minutes on each side…the butter should be bubbling! If it’s not, turn up the heat)
  • While frying, season chicken breasts with Montreal chicken seasoning.
  • About halfway through, squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the chicken breasts.
  • With a minute or two left, top each chicken breast with as many capers as your heart desires!

For the optional sides:

  • If you’re going with angel hair pasta (the traditional way to eat it), make the pasta per the instructions on the back of the box. Duhzies.
  • For a more nutrient-rich version (gotta get those greens!!), sauté a couple of handfuls of spinach in the skillet with your leftover fried chicken butter. #juicy

Macros per serving (per 1, 4oz. chicken breast): 26g protein / 7g fat / ~0g carbs. Numbers will change based on side, of course.

So be honest…how much did you love that?! Super macro-friendly, TONS of flavor, and packed with protein. Not sure if it gets any better than that, as far as meals go!

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