Baked Chicken Piccata
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
I love these kinds of ‘budget-gourmet’ kinds of meals and I love that they are outside of my kiddos’ ‘food comfort zone.’ And the best part about this one…it’s so packed with flavor that everyone was licking their plates and asking for more.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 8 - bone-in chicken thighs
  • 3 - Tbsp melted butter
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 4 - lemon(s)
  • 1/4 - cup(s) capers
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1/4 - cup(s) lemon juice
  • 1/4 - cup(s) white cooking wine
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Place the chicken thighs into baking dish. Brush with melted butter and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Slice the lemons. Arrange lemon slices, capers and minced garlic over the chicken thighs.
  3. Pour the chicken stock, lemon juice, and white cooking wine into the baking dish, but not on top of the chicken. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Baked Chicken Picatta with rice and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 8 lemons.
  2. Melt 6 Tbsp butter.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • Half of the melted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the sliced lemons
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Brush chicken with olive oil or dairy-free margarine for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Baked Chicken Piccata

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 400 F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve with rice and salad

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