Chicken Piccata & Rice

Chicken Piccata & Rice Recipe


Need an easy one-pot meal to serve for dinner? Impress both family and guests with this delicious chicken piccata rice recipe! While it may look seemingly complicated, you can easily make this delicious dish in under an hour, which is perfect for busy days.

Chicken Piccata & Rice

This is one of the recipes you can eat while losing weight, and since it only uses one pan, you can make this during a busy weeknight. The name “piccata” in chicken piccata comes from an archaic verb, “piccare,” which means “to prick.” Although the phrase isn’t used much in modern speech anymore, chicken piccata is still considered a classic Italian dish.

How To Make This Dish?

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 cup  white rice
  • 2 lb. boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1⁄4 cup lemon juice or 1 thinly sliced lemon
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp brined capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • ½ tsp parsley, for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Season chicken breasts with flour, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Heat oil for a few minutes and add the chicken. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until the chicken is golden brown. Place on a plate and set aside.
  1. Reduce to medium heat and stir in the butter, onion, and garlic minced into the skillet. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, before adding the rice. 
  1. Bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute then add capers, white wine, lemon slices or juice, chicken broth, parsley, and seared chicken. Cook the broth and wine mixture, covered, for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the chicken is tender. 
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Cooking Tips

This chicken piccata & rice recipe uses only one pan to cook the entire dish for an easy weeknight meal, however, you can also make the rice and the chicken separately. Just remove the rice from the steps above. Once you’ve cooked the dish, you can add the chicken and pour the sauce on top of the cooked rice before serving.

If you don’t have fresh thyme, use 1 tablespoon of dried thyme. Additionally, if you don’t have brined capers, you can use green olives instead.

Aside from frying the chicken, you can also bake it in the oven. Instead of doing step 1, preheat the oven to 350°F. Season the chicken then place on a baking pan. Bake while you proceed to the rest of the steps. Pour the mixture along with any juices that accumulated in the pan over the chicken and place back in the oven. Continue baking for about 15-20  minutes.

For a healthier meal, you can use brown rice instead of white rice. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.


This meal is quite simple to prepare, so enjoying a perfectly warm and delectable dinner isn’t far-fetch, even for busy individuals. For more rice recipes and other rice-related posts, you can head out to our site.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many calories does this chicken piccata rice have?

This chicken piccata rice has a total of 444 calories per serving, which makes it the perfect go-to meal when you’re trying to lose weight. Other nutrition facts are:

  • Protein: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Phosphorus: 194 mg
  • Potassium: 252 mg
  • Sodium: 140 mg