Piccata Sauce

"This is a quick, easy, and tasty sauce that you can serve with either chicken breasts or pork chops. Yummy!"
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  • In saucepan, saute garlic in butter until transparent.
  • Add olive oil and flour making a paste.
  • Cook, stirring, until golden brown.
  • Add chicken broth a little at a time, and then add lemon juice.
  • Stir over medium heat until thickened.
  • Add capers with juice.
  • Serve over chicken or pork.

Questions & Replies

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  1. kiriba
    Does this sauce freeze well?
  2. Kristin A.
    How can this be a Piccata with no white wine?? Yummy, but more of a Francese sauce.
  3. Alice L.
    How much does this make? thank you.


  1. Just Cher
    I made this last night over sauteed chicken and it was absolutely wonderful! My daughter kept repeating this is really really good mom and my husband well when he wasn't drooling was singing my praises. I didn't change a thing- didn't need to. This is a winner! You have made my hubby a happy man!
  2. Carol McDaniel
    I just made this sauce and it was wonderful!!! I did add some wine before i added the chicken broth and let it cook down....Then when I added the capers I also added some fresh sliced button mushrooms.YUM YUM. This sauce is sooooo close to the sauce that a fav resturant of mine uses.Try using this sauce on a good ribeye....AWESOME BABY!!
    I have found the best place in tacoma, washington that serves this dish over pasta. It is called the cliff house restaurant at brown's point. I recommend the dining there to anyone visiting. Either, upstairs in luxury, or downstains in the lounge. The views are fantastic of commencement bay. I've gotten the recipe from their chef's with no problem, but have never tryed it at home, until I saw your recipe and how easy it really could be to make!!
  4. sidMILB
    Simple and great. I love picatta. I'm going to make this sauce for five nights in a row, served over different meats, so I can practice the sauce and find its perfect mate. Salmon steak with braised kale was surprisingly good!
  5. GlaaGar
    Fantastic and easy to make. To add a bit of spice/flavor, I add finely chopped fresh jalapeno or habanero into the sauce once it if almost done. This adds a little kick to our dinner... my husband and I love it!!


  1. Tessa K.
    Very great simple recipe! Just finished eating my meal, and had to write a review because it was that good. I actually added the juice from a whole lemon though, quite a bit more than 3 tbs, and a splash or so of wine before chicken broth. Poured sauce over cod before cooking and again over my noodles with a side of lemon pepper asparagus, so good!
  2. Suzi B.
    Loved this sauce. Added a 1/4 cup white wine and added a 1/2 cup milk (warmed so not to curdle) to make it thicker. I served it over Shrimp stuffed with jalapeno, mozzarella and wrapped in bacon and grilled. Everyone loved it


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