This incredible Creamy Lemon Instant Pot Chicken Piccata Recipe is so classy and elegant. With its style and grace, you could also serve it for an easy weeknight dinner that your family is sure to adore. Every bite is rich, flavorful, and comforting. When you taste this instant pot chicken piccata, you’ll be amazed that it was so easy to make.
Creamy Lemon Instant Pot Chicken Piccata Recipe
When we go to an Italian restaurant to eat dinner, you can almost always guess that I’m going to order creamy lemon chicken piccata. I’ve always loved the tangy flavor, juicy chicken, and the texture of this dish.
What I love about this creamy lemon chicken recipe is that it is fancy enough to serve to friends for a dinner party. Still, it’s low key enough to feed your family on busy nights when you don’t feel like cooking.
I promise if you make this for your family and friends, they will be amazed that it wasn’t prepared in a fancy kitchen by a chef. Plus, they’ll be even more amazed that you were able to prepare this in your instant pot.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to head on in the kitchen and make yourself this instant pot chicken piccata. I promise you won’t regret it.
What Is Piccata Chicken
Chicken piccata is a rich, zesty, and Italian dish that has been around for a long time. In addition to plump, juicy chicken, chicken piccata is also well known for having capers and lemon juice. Not only can you go to your favorite Italian restaurant in order zesty chicken dish, now you can make it in your own home.
Once you taste the flavors of chicken piccata, you will immediately be drawn to the fantastic combination of ingredients. It’s sure to be one of your new favorite dishes.
Can I Use Bone In Chicken In Place of Boneless
Yes, if you want to use bone-in chicken, that is more than fine. I prefer boneless chicken as a personal preference. However, the chicken with bones will also taste good and be extra juicing for you. When you make this lemon instant pot chicken piccata recipe feel free to make little adjustments like that to make it your own.
What To Serve With Chicken Piccata
This creamy chicken piccata recipe goes with all sorts of side dishes. You can serve it with some buttered noodles, potatoes, roasted vegetables, a fresh garden salad, or just about anything else you think sounds good. This instant pot chicken piccata recipe is so versatile, and it tastes great with all sorts of other recipes.
Storing Leftover Chicken
If you end up with leftover chicken piccata, let the chicken sit and cool for around thirty minutes. After the chicken is cooled, go ahead and put it inside of a food storage container. Make sure the lid fits tightly, and place it in the refrigerator. The leftover chicken will last in the fridge for up to four or five days. You can reheat the chicken in the microwave by placing it in a microwave-safe dish and heating it up for 1 to 2 minutes. After it’s heated, check the chicken if it still needs to be heated more, go ahead and continue warming it. Serve once it reaches the desired temperature.
I have a feeling this is going to be one of your new go-to chicken recipes. Because it’s so insanely good, you won’t be able to resist going back for seconds. Here is a list of the ingredients you will need to make this creamy chicken piccata.
- Boneless and skinless chicken breast, sliced in half to make thin
- All-purpose flour
- Ground black pepper
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic
- Chicken broth
- Heavy whipping cream
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Lemon juice, 2 lemons juiced
- Non-pareil capers in jar
- Parsley or fresh Basil to garnish
How to Make Creamy Lemon Piccata Chicken
It’s time to get down to business and start talking about these easy to follow steps to make this creamy lemon piccata chicken recipe.
Step 1: Begin by making sure the chicken breasts are dry. You can use paper towels to wipe them down.
Step 2: Take each chicken breast and slice them and half to make them thinner so they will cook more evenly.
Step 3: Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.
Step 4: Take the chicken and dredge it into the flour mixture.
Step 5: Turn on your instant pot to the saute setting. Add and the oil. Then place the pieces of chicken to the pot and cook for three minutes on each side.
Step 6: Take the chicken out of the instant pot and set aside.
Step 7: Add the minced garlic to the instant pot and stir for 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth and stir. Allow the broth and garlic to cook for an additional minute. While it is cooking, take a wooden spoon and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any pieces that may be stuck.
Step 8: Return to cook chicken back to the instant pot. Pour in the heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, salt, lemon juice, and capers.
Step 9: Add the lid on the instant pot and turn the vent to seal.
Step 10: Cook the chicken piccata on high for 7 minutes. Prepare the pasta noodles as directed on the package. After the chicken is done cooking, allow it to do a natural release for 4 minutes. Then finish with a quick release.
Step 11: Toss the sauce with the pasta.
Step 12: Place the chicken on a parchment covered pan and sprinkle with fresh parmesan.
Step 13: Turn your oven on to the broil setting. Put the dish in the oven for 2 minutes to brown the top and enjoy!
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- 1 lb. boneless and skinless chicken breast, sliced in half to make thin
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, reserve ¼ for garnish
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 lemons juiced
- 2 Tbsp. non-pareil capers in jar
- Parsley or fresh Basil to garnish
- Pat dry your chicken breasts with paper towels.
- Slice in half to make thin or buy pre-sliced thin boneless chicken.
- Mix the flour, salt and pepper in a dish.
- Dredge the chicken generously with the flour.
- Turn on the saute mode on your Instant Pot and pour in oil..
- Add the dredged chicken and brown on both sides, about 3 minutes.
- Remove the chicken and place on the side.
- Add the minced garlic and toss to cook for 1 minute.
- Add the chicken broth to the garlic.
- Allow to cook for 1 minute. Make sure to use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any stuck on pieces.
- Add the chicken back to the instant pot.
- Add the heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, salt, lemon juice, and capers.
- Cover the instant pot and seal the vent.
- Set to manual on high for 7 minutes.
- Prepare pasta noodles as directed in a pan on the stove.
- Allow for a natural release for 4 minutes.
- Open the lid carefully.
- Toss the sauce with the pasta.
- Place the chicken on a parchment covered pan and sprinkle with fresh parmesan.
- Place in your oven on a broil for 2 minutes.
- Place the piccata chicken on top of the pasta.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 1120mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 41g
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