Chicken piccata with broccolini

Chicken piccata with broccolini

Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
One skillet and 30 minutes are all it takes to make this Italian favorite! Even nonfans of broccoli will love the mild but delicious flavor of broccolini (a.k.a. baby broccoli) especially when it’s drizzled with a lemony sauce. If you prefer stronger-flavored veggies, consider swapping in broccoli rabe.


Garlic-flavored olive oil

4 tsp, divided

Reduced sodium chicken broth

½ cup(s)


1 pound(s), ends trimmed

Kosher salt

¾ tsp, divided

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground, divided

All-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), cut into 4 thinly sliced cutlets

Fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s)


1 Tbsp, drained

Unsalted butter

1 Tbsp, chilled

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, chopped


1 item(s), medium, sliced, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp oil over medium-high. Add broccolini and drizzle with ¼ cup water. Cover and cook, tossing occasionally, until broccolini is crisp-tender, about 7 minutes. Season with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Transfer to a large plate.
  2. Combine flour and remaining 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper on another plate. Dip chicken in flour and turn to coat, shaking off any excess flour.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tsp oil over medium-high in same skillet. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 2½ minutes per side. Transfer to plate with broccolini.
  4. Add broth, lemon juice, and capers to same skillet and bring to boil. Simmer, occasionally scraping browned bits from bottom of skillet, until sauce is slightly reduced, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add chicken to sauce on 1 side of skillet and add broccolini on other side. Reheat chicken and broccolini, turning in sauce to coat, for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer chicken and broccolini to plates. Swirl butter and parsley into sauce. Spoon sauce over chicken and broccolini. Garnish with lemon slices (if using).
  6. Serving size: 1 chicken cutlet, 1 cup broccolini, and 1½ tbsp sauce