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This 30 Minute Chicken Piccata for Two recipe, starring yummy white wine and fresh lemon and parsley, is easy, fast and tasty! Perfect for date night or a weeknight - because tasty doesn’t have to take long!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 421 kcal
Author Michelle



  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts if needed use a tenderizer to even out the meat
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil

Piccata Sauce:

  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped


  1. In a bowl, prepare a flour mixture of 1/4 cup flour, salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium sized pan on medium high heat, heat the oil.
  3. When hot, dip the chicken into the flour mixture to get a nice coating and place in the pan.
  4. Cook each side until nicely browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes (5 minutes each side) and when a thermometer reads 165F.
  5. Once cooked, remove chicken from pan and let rest covered with aluminum foil.
  6. Next, bring down the heat to medium and add the shallots and garlic until fragrant and softened, about 2 minutes.
  7. Mix in the remaining flour and mix until well dissolved.
  8. Add the broth, wine and lemon juice. Let simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  9. Melt butter into the sauce.
  10. Next, return chicken and juices to pan and covering the chicken with the piccata sauce.
  11. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve.


If you find the chicken breasts very thick, butterfly them and tenderize with a meat mallet or pounder to make them even.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.5g35%
Saturated Fat 7.6g48%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 602mg26%
Carbohydrates 17.5g6%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 25.5g51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.