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chicken piccata

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata Recipe

This chicken piccata crockpot recipe takes the traditional lemon, caper, and artichoke flavors of piccata and puts them in a slow cooker to develop. With a quick preparation, you’ll end up with some delicious chicken piccata for dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crockpot chicken piccata
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 18 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 661kcal


  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour plus additional 2 TBSP flour for sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons ¼ cup plus zest of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 2 fresh artichokes hearts and soft inner leaves or 1 can artichoke hearts
  • 2-3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped


  • Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise and pound the breasts thin with a meat tenderizer.
    chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and dredge in flour, shaking off the excess.
    chicken breasts coated with flour
  • In a pan over medium heat, add 2 TBSP olive oil. Once hot, sear the chicken pieces for 1-2 minutes per side and let drain on paper towels.
  • Add 1 TBSP olive oil to the slow cooker and lay the chicken pieces down on the bottom.
  • If using fresh artichokes, cut away the leaves until you are left with the softest leaves and the artichoke hearts. You can also use a can of artichoke hearts and drain them. Add the artichokes to the slow cooker, along with the other ingredients.
  • Add the garlic, lemon juice/zest, capers, and chicken stock.
    cooking chicken piccata
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Combine the flour and butter in a pan over medium heat and pour in the juices from the slow cooker. Whisk until combined and add any additional seasoning if desired.
  • Pour the sauce on top of the chicken piccata and garnish with parsley and additional lemon juice if you like.
    chicken piccata


Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 89g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 1184mg | Potassium: 1621mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 631IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg