Monday, April 21, 2014

Crockpot Chicken Piccata

Crockpot Chicken Piccata - The Cozy Nook

My mother-in-law introduced me to chicken piccata years ago. Her chicken piccata is divine – tender, juicy, tasty, with that delicious lemon and caper sauce. It definitely takes some love and effort to produce such a wonderful dish.

I decided to make chicken piccata for Easter, but I wanted it to be fresh. Since we are at church for several hours on Sunday, I knew it wouldn’t work well for me to come home and make it. I searched for a good-looking crockpot recipe and found this one.

My chicken piccata turned out absolutely lovely, just like my mother-in-law’s. It was tender, moist, and held the most delicious of flavors.

The only “hard” part about this recipe is browning the meat ahead of time, which I actually did the night before. Other than that, you just throw everything into the crockpot and let it do its work!

Crockpot Chicken Piccata
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Original recipe found here.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (the original recipe used thighs)
(See Note)
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon juice, preferably freshly squeezed
1 3.5 oz jar of capers, drained
2 T dried parsley (or 1/3 cup fresh, chopped)

NOTE: I used five chicken breast halves. First, I fillet them in half down through the midsection to create ten chicken breast halves.

Put the olive oil in a skillet and heat to medium-high.
Mix the flour with the salt and pepper. Coat the chicken breasts with flour.
Brown the chicken breasts in the oil, approximately a couple minutes per side.
Place chicken breasts in crockpot.
Combine remaining ingredients in mixing or glass measuring bowl and pour over chicken breasts.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
When you serve the chicken piccata, be sure to scoop out some extra sauce on top. YUM!

Chicken Piccata - The Cozy Nook


  1. Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe. I was searching for Easter dinner ideas other than ham when I found your site. I've made chicken piccata before but never in the slow cooker. Made it last night as a trial run before Easter. So easy and so delicious - my husband said it was "outstanding." Definitely on our holiday menu this year, and throughout the year as well. Thanks again!

    1. Thanks, Lynn! I am glad you enjoyed it. :-)

  2. Hi! I think I'm going to try this tonight. Just wondering, isn't 4 to 6 hours a pretty big window for cooking time? I'm pretty inexperienced so I'm just unsure how long I should really leave it in...

    1. Hi Cathy. I would check it after 4 hours and see. Cooking time can vary, depending on the size of your chicken breasts and how your crockpot cooks. Also, because a crockpot cooks things slowly, it is hard to burn things or overcook so it isn't a big deal if you leave it in there for a long time... usually things just get more tender if there is enough moisture. Best wishes and Happy New Year!