Oxmoor House
Prep Time
11 Mins
Cook Time
21 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 thigh and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

Traditional chicken piccata usually features boneless chicken breasts, but in this version, chicken thighs are lightly breaded and cooked in a mixture of lemon juice, broth, and capers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place chicken in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add flour, salt, and pepper. Seal bag, and shake to coat chicken. Combine egg white and water in a shallow dish. Remove chicken from bag. Dip each piece in egg white mixture, and dredge in breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add broth, wine, lemon juice, and garlic to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Add parsley and capers, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle with grated lemon rind, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews


January 23, 2019
Made exactly as written (no optional lemon rind)...thighs were tender, but not much lemony or Piccata-like taste. Also, thighs absorbed much of the liquid, so there wasn’t much to spoon over. We prefer Cooking Light’s Meyer Lemon Chicken piccata. My husband that I not make it again!

soontobe's Review

October 31, 2012

AAFANZ's Review

December 18, 2013
Loved this. It was so simple and easy to make. My husband and kids loved it. It can be a quick weeknight meal or you could serve it up for company.

crawtona's Review

September 11, 2013
aprilLumpkin should have given it a shot without capers, especially since that was its only complaint. Unbelievably tasty, low on calories, and easy to make. And that is from someone who, generally, is not a lemon type of person (also, did not include the capers, as I couldn't find them...likely because I'm still not 100% sure what the heck they are; though, it sounds like that was a good thing). I would also recommend starting with a medium, instead of medium-high heat for the initial browning. Mine ended up a bit overdone with the recommended temp/time.

kspencer's Review

May 13, 2014

Maybaby51's Review

December 02, 2012

seejay85's Review

August 05, 2012
This was so good. The only thing I would change is adding more lemon, but that's just me because I like it lemony.

aprilLumpkin's Review

April 01, 2013
Anything with Capers and Garlic is a must for me ! However, the combination of lemon juice and capers gives off a sour aftertaste. Initially you taste the garlic and meat which is great, then the doors open and you are handed a sour taste that makes you beg for water. I can say this meal goes well with tea- minus the lemon.

Loved this Recipe, with some modifications

July 10, 2016
My family and guests loved this recipe....but I did change it in the following way: ·Did not use any garlic (a family member can't eat garlic); substituted fresh  thyme for the garlic (added at the end) ·Did not use any breading or the egg.  ·Used all-purpose gluten free flour (family member has celiac). ·Added more capers than called for.  I served it on a bed of spaghetti squash plus lighted sautéed multi-color carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. YUM!