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Lemon Caper Artichoke Chicken Piccata

Lemon Caper Artichoke Chicken Piccata - a refreshing and elegant twist on the classic with the addition of lemon, capers and artichokes. Make this quick one-skillet chicken dinner in less than 20 minutes! Serve it with pasta or a salad for a simple, yet impressive meal! 

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chicken piccata, chicken piccata recipe, lemon chicken piccata
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 459 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 pieces
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour seasoned with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 4 large frozen artichokes (or jarred), sliced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat and add in the butter.

  2. Coat the chicken generously with the seasoned flour and shake off any excess.
  3. Sear the chicken in the butter for 2 mins per side until nice and golden.
  4. Remove the chicken on a plate and add in the remaining butter to the same skillet without washing it.
  5. Add in the garlic, lemon slices, fresh thyme, capers, artichokes and medium-high for a minute.
  6. Add in the lemon juice and stock, then place the chicken back in the mixture and let it cook over medium-high heat for about 3-5 mins (depending on the thickness of your chicken).
  7. Add in the yogurt and take the skillet off the heat. Mix the sauce to blend, season and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • If you're not a fan of artichokes, skip them completely.
  • Feel free to add some spinach to have some more healthy veggies with your chicken piccata.
  • Make this even more Mediterranean by adding some chopped sun-dried tomatoes, feta, olives, or make this a seasonal spring dish by adding some green asparagus, some more yogurt, and lemon.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Caper Artichoke Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 168mg56%
Sodium 796mg35%
Potassium 1457mg42%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 55.9mg68%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.