Simple Baked Chicken Piccata Recipe


Need a simple but delicious dinner? This simple baked chicken piccata recipe has you covered! You’ll be amazed by how much flavor you’ll find in such a simple dish.

One of my favorite proteins to shop for is chicken leg quarters.

Image, taken from above, shows a white pan full of chicken piccata, with slices of lemon. Text below reads "Simple Chicken Piccata Recipe"

Why? Because they’re so versatile, of course. But also? They’re CHEAP. You can go to Walmart any day of the week and pick up a ten-pound bag for $5 or less, and of course, smaller stores often have sales that are even better – we see them go down to twenty-nine cents per pound occasionally!

Want to serve a large amount of meat on a budget? Chicken legs are your friend!

And while I happen to prefer my meat to be boneless and skinless, the rest of the family disagrees and prefers leg quarters regardless of the price, so the whole deal is mostly a win for us.

Simple Chicken Dinner Recipes

This simple baked chicken piccata recipe is one of my two favorite chicken dishes to serve my family, or even when we’re having company – the other one is instant pot chicken and rice.

It’s an incredibly easy way to get the big flavor, and comes together really quickly.

While you’ll find chicken piccata recipes everywhere on the web – it’s a classic – I have to share mine because it’s simpler and doesn’t use as many ingredients as other recipes I’ve found.

Image shows a white casserole dish on a counter with raw chicken in it. Nearby are minced garlic, capers, salt, pepper and lemon to make chicken piccata

Not that there’s anything wrong with more ingredients and more flavor! I just find that some of them are redundant – like butter, since chicken legs already contain a lot of fat and wine because I don’t usually have wine on hand.

I love to serve this simple baked chicken piccata recipe up with a side of mashed potatoes and tangy gravy made from the lemony chicken drippings. Add a little asparagus or side salad, and you’re all set for dinner!


Simple Baked Chicken Piccata Recipe

This simple chicken piccata recipe is so easy to make, and a great option for family dinners.

  • Author: Elise
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 60-75 minutes




  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Trim excess fat off of chicken legs
  3. Arrange in a 9×13 baking dish
  4. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper
  5. Rub garlic onto skins
  6. Arrange sliced lemons between chicken pieces
  7. Sprinkle capers over all
  8. Place in the center of preheated oven, and bake for 45-60 minutes until done through, and golden on top
  9. Use drippings to make gravy if desired
  10. Serve while hot
  11. Enjoy!

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