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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

    • MelGlo

    Made for my daughter who has lost 100 lbs. She is very picky about eating healthy and she loved it! We used half and half and as I couldn’t find sun-dried tomatoes I used fresh grape tomatoes cut in half (I’m sure the sun dried adds so much more flavor) and it still turned out great. Thanks for the yummy meal!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      you are very welcome, thank you for taking the time to comment

    • Junie

    I am so glad I found this recipe. I had this dish for lunch at an Olive Garden and the whole “meal” could have fit easily on a saucer-sized plate. It was basically half of one small chicken breast (sliced horizontally) and one eighth of an inch strip of zucchini cut in three pieces. However, those few bites had phenomenal flavor. At home now, I can make a full meal and get the great taste.. Thanks so much.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      You are welcome! Thank you for your feedback Junie

    • Jane Williams

    You call for 10 sun dried tomatoes cut into slices. TEN tomatoes is the entire jar. Is this right? I’m looking forward to cooking it this week.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Sundried tomatoes are dehydrated tomatoes so they will be much smaller in size than an actual tomato. The jars I typically get them in run small and I don’t think I used the whole jar for this recipe, but one jar should be enough to make this recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you.

    • Linda

    Definitely a winner in our household, too! We’ve been on the keto diet and it’s so nice to find yummy recipes like this that make it easy.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you Linda, that’s wonderful

    • Megan Wise

    I guess I’m in the minority here but this didn’t taste anything like Olive Garden to me. Too lemony and oniony. I think I’ll try again and reduce both! My onions were very sharp smelling, so maybe they were stronger than usual?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Megan, do give this recipe another try. Im supposing the strong flavors of the lemon and onion can perhaps be the lack of simmering for enough of time, did you simmer the sauce for at least 10 minutes? Evaporation may have much to do with the strong flavors you encountered so do make sure you simmer that sauce for enough of time. Try out sweet (vidalia) onions for a less bitter/sharper kind of onion.

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