Chicken Piccata Skillet
Delicious, creamy, easy-to-follow Chicken Piccata recipe all made in one skillet for easy clean up!
Happy Monday (did I just put those two words together?)! I am particularly sad to see this weekend end since it was a fun one. We broke in our new patio by inviting a group of friends over for a campfire, hot apple cider and plenty of desserts….it was pretty much the perfect fall night. It’s nice to have a huge patio to hang out on, especially when the weather is so perfect for it.
My favorite thing about this chicken piccata dish I’m sharing with you today is that it is all cooked in the skillet – even the pasta! Yup, no need to even have a separate pot going to boil the water and pasta. This means SUPER easy clean up which is awesome for a quick weeknight meal. I don’t know about you but there’s nothing worse than preparing a delicious meal, stuffing your face, and then sitting at the table and staring at the mess you made in the kitchen that is awaiting you. All I want to do after dinner is head to the couch and lay there in a full blown food coma.
Note: If you don’t like a lemon sauce, you will not like this meal. I repeat. If you do NOT like the taste of lemon sauce (like that in chicken french, etc.) then this piccata dish might have too much of a strong lemon flavor for you. Personally, I loved it just the way it is. You could always half the lemon juice and replace it with more chicken broth, though! It would still be tasty. Enjoy!
- 12 oz cooked, chopped chicken (or half a rotisserie chicken)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 8 oz pasta
- 3-4 Tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- In 12-inch skillet, combine chicken, pasta, onion, garlic, heavy cream, lemon juice, chicken broth and pasta. Bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat.
- Simmer for 15-18 minutes, until pasta is tender. Stir in capers and parmesan cheese. Cook over low heat about 5 more minutes.
Recipe source: plainchicken.com
I love lemons, lemony desserts, lemon sauces, pasta with lemon, chicken piccata… – so this is for me! : ) Love how easy this is (look at those quick instructions!) – all in one skillet is a big plus and something I’ve never tried. Thanks!
It’s SO easy! That’s what I just love about it!
I cannot get over how easy this is – genius!!! Have to try this one!
Good tasting and hardly any mess! 🙂
Chicken piccata is one of my favorite meals- I definitely wouldn’t mind the strong lemon flavor! And love that is a one skillet meal, perfect!
I love one pot/skillet meals. Saves me from all the dishes! 🙂 Chicken piccata is a favorite of mine so I know I’ll love this. Delectable! 🙂
I agree! They are life savers!
Chicken piccata has been at the top of my list of favorite meals for a long, long time. With it’s induction into the one skillet club as shown by your post, it just moved up another knotch, in my book! Great job with this one, Ashley – thanks for the enlightenment!!
This was the first time I ever made it – made me wonder why I waited so long 🙂 Thanks, Dan!
Well I love lemon, especially when combined with a creamy sauce. So delicious! Anyway, this dish sounds totally good for a weekend like you’ve just described. So glad you finally got to enjoy your new patio!
Can’t go wrong with a creamy sauce + lemons! Thanks, girl!
I love creamy pasta meals, so this is definitely going on the list! Thanks!
Thanks, Pamela!! I love them too!
This looks like a great dinner! I love fires in the backyard on chilly nights. My aunt and uncle always do that when we visit them!
It’s so much fun!!
I think I’d love that lemony sauce, it sounds scrumptious! And this looks so so easy, perfect for weeknight dinners!
I’m glad to know you had a fun weekend 🙂
Thank you so much! Hope you did too!
desserts around a campfire with friends is what makes life sweet – no pun intended
And this dish…my only complaint is why was I not there 🙂
Love the pun 🙂 And you’re right!!
Lemon sauce! I am looking forward to trying this dish since lemons will be in season pretty soon here in AZ.. 🙂
Thanks, Shundara! I appreciate you coming by and commenting!
Sounds like a fun weekend! This looks delicious!
Thanks and it was!!
I love dishes like this – easy and delicious!
Thanks, Vicki! I appreciate it!
LOVE that everything including the pasta is cooked in 1 pot! Genius! I love lemon and capers. Pinning so I remember to give it a try some time 🙂
Thanks Christin and thanks for the pin, too!!
Ashley, this is a phenomenal recipe! LOVE that even the pasta is cooked in one skillet! Love all the flavor action going on too. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo
I am loving this one pot meal!! It looks fantastic!
I always, always, always want more easy recipes for dinner. Thanks, Ashley! 🙂 This looks so delicious and husband/toddler-friendly!
I love lemon, so this dish has my name on it! Really creative – Chicken Piccata is good, but you’ve really taken the dish to a whole new level. Good stuff – thanks.
Oh then you will love this!