Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata – Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up piccata cream sauce with capers.

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Capers Sauce | | Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up cream sauce and capers.



Hey Hey, Happy SunDAY! Wasssup?!? Hope all is well with everyone!

Things are great out here, too, but I’m still grieving my vacay days :(.
You know those times when you come back from a vacation? Yeah…THEM DAYS.

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I think I might have mentioned it a million times already, but we just got back from a very relaxing vacay in Macedonia and I miss it. On the upside, while we were there I ate like a cow and still managed to lose a few elbees! HA! They’ll be back just as soon as October happens, when I dive into a batch of Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls! Shyeah!

Wanna talk about the goods on today’s plate? It’s Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata! LOVE! YUM! NYUM! LOVE! ♥

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Capers Sauce | | Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up cream sauce and capers.

This recipe was inspired by one of my favorites, Chicken Piccata, but before I get knocked out by a proud Italian for calling this recipe LIGHTer Chicken Piccata because, besides the chicken + capers, I’ll just go ahead and call it Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata. (talk about a run-on sentence! sheeesh!) You’d be surprised how sensitive people are when it comes to their country’s food. I should know – I am ONE of them! 😀

BUT we do have a super good combo going on upinhere. First, capers. Oh how I love theeeee!
Confession: before I knew what capers were, I thought they were lentils. You, too?! No? Okay. But, they sure do have the same texture.

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Capers Sauce | | Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up cream sauce and capers.

Reality is that capers are immature buds plucked from a caper bush!

So, my besties over at STAR FINE FOODS sent me a jar of them pretty Capers, which have a distinctive sharp flavor, making them a perfect ingredient for our favorite marinades and today’s creamy sauces.

As always, I just wanted to stick a spoon in there and eat ’em up, but I have a family here that’s forever hungry so I decided to share. wah wah wahhhh.

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Capers Sauce | | Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up cream sauce and capers.

Anyhoo – this barely-30-minute chicken piccata dish – It’s lemony and peppery and smoky and creamy, all in one little bite. All studded with itty bitty capers. It’s like a chicken-dinner dream come true.

It’s quite impossible to not eat all of it in one sitting. Try it!

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Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Capers Sauce | | Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up cream sauce and capers.

Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up cream sauce and capers.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 223


  • 4 boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • salt , to taste*
  • 1 tablespoon STAR FINE FOODS Original Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons STAR FINE FOODS Capers , drained


  • Lightly pound chicken breasts to an even thickness. DO NOT POUND THIN.
  • Season chicken with lemon-pepper seasoning and salt, if using; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add chicken and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly, turning once during cooking.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and keep covered.
  • Return skillet to heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine milk and cornstarch; whisk until incorporated.
  • Stir in fresh thyme.
  • Pour milk mixture into the skillet and whisk, scraping up the bits on the bottom of the skillet; continue to whisk until thickened and bubbly, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in capers.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Pour sauce over chicken.
  • Serve.


salt* - This is optional as I don't use any salt in this recipe because I find the lemon-pepper seasoning to be salty enough.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 295mg12%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: capers, chicken piccata, cream sauce

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14 Responses
  1. Eileen

    Made your Lemon Pepper Chicken and creamy sauce, wow awesome. Quick and easy did not change a thing. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    I love it when you make chicken look this good Kate! Seriously, a stunning and simple dish! Bring it on!

  3. Sammie

    This is totally my kinda food – except, well, I’ve never, ever cooked or even tasted, Capers. If soo been wanting to but I’ve not really found a recipe (lazy) and wasn’t sure if everyone else (me) in the family would like them!! So I’m gonna strike bold – order those little green things with my shopping (so daring) & make this dish. Thank you for giving me the nudge (shove) I absolutely needed. Love this post & I’ll let you know how I get on. Sammie x

  4. Sara

    I am in love with capers, they add so much flavor to food! And I’ve finally convinced my kids to eat them, so I have to make this ASAP!

  5. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    My hubby is all about the capers! But he grew up eating them but I did not. I do like to keep them around just for a time when he wants to eat them!

  6. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    I make something very similar and it’s one of my family’s favorite dishes! I make it at least every other week! Excited to have a new recipe to try now! 🙂 It is fun to try other variations…I find myself getting in a rut sometimes!

  7. Beth

    I’m kind of scared to use capers myself in cooking, but I know I like them and that they add great flavor. Let me know when I can order take out 🙂

  8. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    Welcome back! Glad you had a great vacation!!
    This chicken looks delish!! Pinned 😉

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