Olive Garden Chicken Piccata copycat Recipe

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Seared chicken breasts are topped with a lemon garlic butter sauce, sundried 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 there 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) kinda flavors than this recipe is a total must make. It definitely takes chicken to a flavorful level.  Let me know if you think this tastes like Olive Gardens version, by leaving a comment below. Enjoy.

chicken-piccata-olive-garden-copycat-Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

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 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, scrapping 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 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. 

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Olive Garden Chicken Piccata copycat Recipe
 
Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to ¼" thickness
  • 1 small onion
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ lemon, juiced (about 2 tbsp)
  • ¼ cup capers, rinsed
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil for frying
Instructions
  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 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, scrapping 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 back on the heat for about 30 seconds then remove completely from heat. Add in the chicken breasts to coat in sauce and serve.
  4. Tip: Use 1-2 tbsp of the sun-dried tomato oil for some of the olive oil for extra flavor.

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Olive Garden Chicken Piccata copycat Recipe

  1. Another wonderful recipe. I love too recipes and miss seeing them more often. Your recipes are the reason my kids I’ve to eat😀

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  2. This is one mighty tasty dish here ma’am!!! I was a bit skeptical and some worried that the chicken was sitting on the side missing out on soaking up some of the wonderful juices that were just simmering away!! And… so tempted to toss them in! But, I took control and trusted the recipe!! I’m so glad I did, it’s wonderful!! Full of just tasty tasty flavor!! A++++

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