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This Olive Garden Chicken Piccata copycat tastes as same as the original if not better.  Seared chicken breasts are topped with a lemon garlic butter sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers. Serve with some green vegetables and a side of mashed potatoes for one seriously delicious meal. 

After enjoying the chicken piccata at Olive garden, I decided to recreate the restaurant version. This recipe is simple (one-skillet kinda dish) and delicious. If you’re not familiar with capers they are pickled flower buds that are the size of peas. The ones I purchased (from Costco) were marinated in vinegar.

If you like tangy and semi-sweet (sweet–from the cream) kind of flavor than this recipe is a total must make. It definitely takes the chicken to another level.  Let me know if you think this tastes like Olive Gardens version, by leaving a comment below. Enjoy.

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Ingredients for Chicken Piccata:

  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4″ thickness
  • 1 small onion
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup capers, rinsed
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil for frying

How to make Chicken Piccata Recipe:

1. Season breasts with salt & pepper and cook over med-high heat on both sides until golden and cooked through. (about 5-8 minutes on each side.) Remove chicken and set aside.

2. In the same skillet add the onion, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. Sauté until lightly browned (1-2 min) and then whisk in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers, scraping up bits from the pan. Let the sauce simmer over med-low heat for 10-15 min to reduce in size by about half the amount.

3. When sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and whisk in the butter until it melts then add in the cream. Heat through on the heat for about 30 seconds then remove completely from heat. Add in the chicken breasts to coat in sauce and serve.

Tip: Use 1-2 tbsp of the sun-dried tomato oil for some of the olive oil for extra flavor. 

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Chicken Piccata Olive Garden copycat Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This Olive Garden Chicken Piccata copycat tastes as same as the original if not better.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts pounded to 1/4" thickness (2lbs)
  • 1 onion small
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup capers rinsed
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil for frying

Instructions

  • Season breasts with salt & pepper and cook over med-high heat in olive oil, on both sides until golden and cooked through (about 5-8 minutes on each side.) Remove chicken and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add in the onion, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. Sauté until lightly browned (1-2 min) and then whisk in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers, scraping up bits from the pan. Let the sauce simmer over med-low heat for 10-15 min to reduce in size by about half the amount.
  • When sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and whisk in the butter until it melts then add in the cream. Heat through back on the heat for about 30 seconds then remove completely from heat. Add in the chicken breasts to coat in sauce and serve.
  • Tip: Use 1-2 tbsp of the sun-dried tomato oil for some of the olive oil for extra flavor.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 451kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 40gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 788mgPotassium: 921mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 545IUVitamin C: 16.9mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1.5mg

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77 comments

    • Al

    This has become my favorite, Thank you!

    • Pamela

    Made this tonight for the first time. Everyone in the family loved this and have asked to add it to the list of “Absolutely make again!” Thank you for sharing.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you for sharing Pamela

    • Gloria Maldonado

    I want to make this recipe for my granddaughter‘s birthday, I just wondering if it can be made the day before . How can I do this without jeopardizing the recipe ?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Gloria, you could try to layer the chicken into a dish and heat up the chicken with a tad bit of water (I think that should help with dryness.) As far as the sauce I think making ahead and re-heating will be fine. But to be on the safe side and not have the butter separate, perhaps omit the butter when making and just add in the butter when the sauce gets hot from re-heating. Let me know what worked for you.

    • Dana G

    We have never had Chicken Piccata until tonight. Let me say, O-M-G! We have been missing out! This was so delicious! The only change my husband requested was to add more garlic!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you for the feedback, Dana!

    • Sharon

    Can you use half and half to cut down on the fat content?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I think using half & half will be fine just keep in mind cream is slightly thicker so you may want to adjust the amount to 1/4 of a cup instead.

        • Michelle Stemper

        Just made this recipe, it was amazing!!!! Great directions, simple to follow and wonderful tasting!!! Thank you!

          • Alyona’s Cooking

          Thanks for the feedback Michelle!

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