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Easy Gluten-Free Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe – Delicious!

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This easy gluten-free Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe is delicious and can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Tender chicken in a luscious, lemony, buttery sauce with capers that begs for rice or a piece of bread. This is a knock-it-out-of-the-park meal your whole family will enjoy!

Plate of Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata and rice.

Classic chicken piccata is a beautiful, time-tested recipe! If you adhere to a gluten-free diet or have celiac disease, you will appreciate the ease of preparation. This recipe is fancy enough to serve your guests, whether gluten-free or not. It is one of my favorite gluten-free chicken recipes. If you love chicken recipes, you will love our gluten-free Chicken Parmesan and Creamy Baked Tuscan Chicken! Serve with our Gluten-Free Risotto with Spring Peas!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • BUDGET FRIENDLY MEAL -Simple ingredients
  • EASY GLUTEN-FREE – Easy recipe that is a hit every time
  • GREAT FOR DATE NIGHT – Your date will love this chicken piccata recipe!
  • CLASSIC ITALIAN DISH, HIGH IN PROTEIN!

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this fantastic Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata.

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata.
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh Lemon juice from ½ a lemon
  • ½ cup gluten-free chicken broth
  • ¼ cup briny capers, rinsed
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • lemon slices for garnish

Ingredient Notes

Full instructions in the recipe card below!

  • You can also purchase chicken tenders or chicken cutlets
  • You can also add a few tablespoons of dry white wine when you add the chicken broth
  • We used King Arthur All-Purpose Flour – Gluten-Free
  • If dairy-free, you can leave out the butter and replace it with olive oil or gluten-free, dairy-free butter.

How To Make Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata – Step by Step

  1. Butterfly each chicken breast on a cutting board, slicing it through so you are left with four thin pieces of chicken breast. Pat each piece of chicken with a paper towel.
  2. Salt and pepper each piece of chicken generously. Add the gluten-free flour to a shallow
    bowl, then place each piece of chicken into the bowl and coat thoroughly with the flour.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil. Let the butter and olive oil melt together.
  4. Add the coated chicken breasts once the butter and olive oil are melted and bubbling. Cook until golden brown on each side and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a large plate.
  6. Add the lemon juice, chicken stock, capers, and the last two tablespoons of butter to the
    pan. Scrape all the brown bits left over from the cooked chicken at the bottom of the pan and mix well with the sauce ingredients. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Add the chicken back into the pan with the sauce and baste the chicken in the piccata sauce. Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the chicken. Serve with rice and enjoy!

Spoon sauce over gluten-free chicken piccata.

Tips & Tricks

  • Serve with white rice, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta.
  • Delicious with green beans, sauteed broccoli or zucchini noodles
  • The chicken can be prepared in advance, and then the sauce can be made at the serving time.

Storage and Reheating

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Additions and Substitutions

This can also be made with firm white fish, salmon, or pounded chicken thighs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gluten-Free Lemon Chicken Piccata:

Can Chicken Piccata be made Dairy-Free?

For dairy-free and gluten-free chicken piccata, you can leave out the butter and replace it with olive oil or gluten-free, dairy-free butter.

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Easy Gluten-Free Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe – Delicious!

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This easy gluten-free Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe is delicious and can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Tender chicken in a luscious, lemony, buttery sauce with capers that begs for rice or a piece of bread. This is a knock-it-out-of-the-park meal your whole family will enjoy!

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh Lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup briny capers, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Butterfly each chicken breast on a cutting board, slicing it through so you are left with four thin pieces of chicken breast.
  2. Salt and pepper each piece of chicken generously. Add the gluten-free flour to a shallow
    bowl, then place each piece of chicken into the bowl and coat thoroughly with the flour.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add three tablespoons of butter and the olive oil. Let the butter and olive oil melt together.
  4. Once the butter and olive oil are melted and bubbling, add the coated chicken breasts. Cook until golden brown on each side and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, about 2-3 minutes per side, depending on how thick your chicken breasts are. 
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a large plate.
  6. Add the lemon juice, chicken stock, capers, and the last two tablespoons of butter to the pan. Scrape all the brown bits left over from the cooked chicken in the bottom of the pan and mix it well with the sauce ingredients. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Add the chicken back to the pan with the sauce and baste it in the piccata sauce. Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the chicken. Serve with rice, and enjoy!

Notes

    • Serve with white rice or your favorite pasta.

    • Delicious with green beans or sauteed broccoli

    • The chicken can be prepared in advance, and the sauce can be made at the serving time.
    • For best results, do not overcook the chicken. 

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