Piccata Sauce

A simple, piquant sauce that is great on chicken, veal, or whitefish. This is a no fail recipe, that every cook should have in their recipe collection.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Piccata Sauce

A great lemon flavored sauce for seafood or poultry.


  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1-2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Canned Low-salt Chicken Broth
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Drained Capers
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. To prepare the sauce, in a small pot, add the wine, broth, and lemon juice.
  2. Heat until bubbling, then reduce the heat until simmering, mix the flour into the 4 tablespoons of butter, and using a whisk, begin to add this mixture into the hot liquid, stirring constantly.
  3. Once thickened remove from the heat and add the capers and parsley.
  4. Season with salt and pepper as needed.