Skinny Chicken Piccata Recipe: This Instant Pot™ Chicken Dinner Is Deliziosa by Sarah Amona

Poultry Dinner
a year ago

Skinny Chicken Piccata Recipe: This Instant Pot™ Chicken Dinner Is Deliziosa

Chicken piccata is a classic Italian recipe with chicken, capers and a lemony pan sauce. This easy skinny chicken piccata recipe is made in the Instant Pot™, so it's ready in about 20 minutes. This chicken dinner is delicious! Serve this easy, healthy chicken recipe with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice to soak up the flavorful sauce. The leftovers reheat beautifully for dinner the next day.

It's important to maintain your pressure cooker. If you're not sure how to clean your Instant Pot™, here's some help:

  1. Let the pressure cooker cool completely, then unplug and take the pressure cooker apart. 
  2. Clean the base of the pressure cooker with a damp kitchen towel. Wipe the inside of the base as well, if needed. 
  3. Wash the inner pot and steam rack in hot soapy water. 
  4. Clean the pressure cooker's lid and any other components you may have used. 
  5. Dry everything thoroughly, then put the pressure cooker back together. 

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 1/4 pounds chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup capers

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat Instant Pot™ to "sauté" and add oil. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken and add to hot pot. Brown chicken for about 4 minutes on each side and then remove to a plate.
  2. Add broth, lemon juice, oregano and basil and scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pot. Return chicken to Instant Pot™ and sprinkle capers on top. Put cover on (make sure vent is turned to “seal”). Set Instant Pot™ to "manual" for 10 minutes.
  3. Once done, quick release the pressure. Use an instant read thermometer and ensure chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Serve chicken with sauce in pan and lemon wedges. 

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Instant Pot™
Instant Pot™ $60 & Up
Capers $3 & Up
Olive Oil
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Oregano $3 & Up
Basil $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
So much deliciousness in such an easy recipe. Thank you for all the goodness you share, Sarah Amona !
Capers and lemon are a dang delicious combo...

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