At its heart, chicken piccata is simple, delicious and, of course, Italian. The easy preparation of breaded and fried chicken topped with lemon, capers, butter and wine has been a popular go-to dinner for ages—resulting in tons of twists on the classic. Here are 15 chicken piccata dishes to try for dinner, from gluten-free variations to versions you can toss in the slow cooker.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Piccata
Pop all the ingredients in your Crock-Pot, set it to low and let it simmer for five hours. You’ll come home to a light and delicious chicken piccata dinner.
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Easy Chicken Piccata
Made in just 20 minutes, this classic version by Coterie Member Heidi Larsen will just as quickly become your weeknight meal standby. It’s easy to keep all of the ingredients on hand, too.
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Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata Meatballs
This playful take on traditional chicken piccata has all the beloved flavors, with the added fun of, well, meatballs.
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Browned Sage Butter Chicken Piccata with Mushroom Pasta
Dress up your standard chicken piccata with high-end ingredients like sage, browned butter, wild mushrooms and manchego cheese.
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Nut-Crusted Chicken Piccata
This grain-free (and therefore gluten-free) chicken piccata swaps bread crumbs for hazelnut or almond meal. It’s a welcome change, even if you aren’t avoiding bread.
Paleo Chicken Piccata with Butternut Squash Noodles
Coterie member Ali Maffucci gives us the ultimate Paleo adaptation. It’s complete with butternut squash noodles (spiralized, of course) and an almond-meal breading on the chicken.
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Lemon Chicken Piccata with Grilled Bread
There’s something magical about the combo of lemony white-wine sauce and briny capers. Serving it with slices of grilled baguette mean you can sop up all the sauce.
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One-Pan Lemon Chicken Piccata Pasta
The best dishes can be whipped up in a single pan—and believe it or not, you can make the entire recipe with just one 12-inch skillet.
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Creamy Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta
Plant-based friends coming over? Serve this meat-free version, which subs asparagus in for chicken.
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Instant-Pot Italian-Style Chicken Piccata
Just brown the chicken, toss everything in the Instant Pot and set it on high for ten minutes. Done and done.
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Gluten-Free Chicken Piccata
This egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free chicken piccata is done in 30 minutes. Is this the magical unicorn dinner we’ve been waiting for?
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Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata
A 30-minute recipe the whole family (or house full of roomies) will love. Plus, you probably have most of these ingredients already, like a box of spaghetti in the pantry and wine in the fridge.
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Gluten-Free Italian Sheet-Pan Chicken with Bread Salad
Skip the pasta in favor of a gluten-free bread and tomato salad for this healthy take on chicken piccata.
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Whole30 Skillet Chicken Piccata
Learn how to butterfly a chicken when you make this lightened-up Whole30 version. You’ll sub in arrowroot flour and ghee, plus skip the dairy. (Hint: You won’t miss it.)
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Chicken Piccata with Lemon Butter Sauce and Garlic Sautéed Broccoli
Forget the pasta (it’s possible). Cut the carbs by searing your chicken in a citrus-butter sauce, then serve alongside garlic-laced broccoli.