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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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79 comments

    • Laurie J Stiver

    This turned out awesome!! The best chicken recipe I ever tried!! Thanks for sharing!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Awesome Laurie! You are welcome!

    • PTayloe

    Hello – would white wine work with this recipe and if so, how much would you recommend of the wine? Would you also use the broth albeit a lesser amount? Thanks!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I recommend just going thru with the recipe first then deciding what flavors you would like to omit or change.

    • Lisa

    This is a fantastic recipe! Just finished eating dinner with my husband, and he said it’s a keeper. Traded 1/2 cup white wine for some of the chicken broth, and breaded the chicken. Divine! Thank you!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      you are welcome!

    • Barbara

    I tried this and it was absolutely delicious! The best I’ve tried so far. The sun dried tomatoes takes it to another level. This will be my go-to from now on…..Thanks!?? I tried rating it 5 stars but it only allowed 4. It’s 5 stars for me?????!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you for such a wonderful feedback, Barbara! I’m glad to hear it’s your go-to now:) There have been issues with the star ratings but thank you for trying!

    • Jessica

    Made this today and despite all the rave reviews I was extremely disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly and it was very oily after adding in the heavy cream. I really want to say I loved it but it just didn’t work for me

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Jessica,
      I’m assuming the butter may have separated, did the mixture come to a roiling boil after you added the butter? That may have been why you resulted in an oily effect. Please try again only being careful for the butter to only melt (no boiling after the addition of butter.) Let me know if you give it another chance.

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