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Chicken Piccata and Rice set on a wooden table next to a dish towel

Chicken Piccata and Rice

Katerina | Diethood
In Chicken Piccata and Rice, tender and tangy chicken piccata is laid over a bed of fluffy and flavorful rice with wine, lemon, capers and a garnish of fresh parsley. Enjoy this simple yet elegant meal with a glass of wine on date night or serve it to your kids with a side of steamed vegetables.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1 cup white wine (use your favorite wine)
  • 1 cup chicken broth, fat free and low-sodium
  • 4 lemon slices + a few more for garnish (if you do not like the strong taste of lemon, use meyer lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper; add to skillet and cook on each side for 3 minutes, or until browned.
  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Return pan to medium heat and add remaining olive oil.
  • Add onions and garlic; cook for 2 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • Stir in rice and cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the wine and bring to a boil.
  • Add previously prepared chicken, chicken broth, lemon slices, and capers; bring to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and cover with a lid; continue to cook for 18 to 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve.


  • Stove


  • To Store: Keep chicken piccata and rice in the fridge up to 4 days in an airtight container.
  • To Reheat: Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warmed through.


Calories: 444 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 320 mg | Potassium: 600 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 35 IU | Vitamin C: 4.4 mg | Calcium: 21 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 43 g

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.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken and rice, chicken with lemon and capers, lemon caper chicken