Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

This is the easiest way to make Chicken Piccata in your slow cooker. If you’ve always wanted to make chicken piccata this is the way to do it

chicken piccata and red potatoes

My wife loves Chicken Piccata so I decided to make this recipe in my Slow Cooker for her birthday this year. She loved it!

chicken piccata and red potatoes in slow cooker
Chicken Breasts, Lemon Juice and Red Potatoes in Slow Cooker

If you’ve never had Chicken Piccata before, it’s basically chicken in a delicious lemon and capers sauce.

Authentic Italian Chicken Piccata usually involves breading the chicken before cooking. Since we are going to make this chicken recipe in the slow cooker we will skip that step.

capers in a jar

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

lemon and capers sauce in a saucepan
Lemon Sauce with Capers

Chicken Piccata is often served with a side of pasta or salad. Since we are making our in a slow cooker we are going to add some red potatoes to cook alongside the chicken.

You can omit the red potatoes if you want and serve the chicken with a side dish of your choice.

chicken piccata made in a slow cooker
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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
delicious chicken piccata in lemon sauce with capers

You will need a Slow Cooker (aka Crock Pot) to make this Chicken Piccata recipe. Additionally, you will need a small saucepan to make the lemon sauce with capers.

chicken piccata made in slow cooker with lemon sauce and capers

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Piccata recipe in the Slow Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Olive Oil, Chicken Breasts, Kosher Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Red Potatoes, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Lemon Juice, Capers, Unsalted Butter, All Purpose Flour and Fresh Parsley.

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Sear the chicken in the skillet on one side until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the red potatoes in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker, seared-side up. Pour in the broth, lemon juice, and capers.
  3. Cover and cook on the LOW setting until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  4. Mix the all purpose flour with the butter. Set aside.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, transfer the chicken and potatoes to a serving dish.
  6. Pour the liquid and capers from the slow cooker into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  7. Add the butter mixture, whisking constantly until the sauce has thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken and potatoes. Optionally garnish with parsley.

Printable Recipe Card

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

This is the easiest way to make Chicken Piccata in your slow cooker. If you've always wanted to make chicken piccata this is the way to do it
4.12 from 9 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 536 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 2 lbs Red Potatoes
  • 1 ½ Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • ½ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Cup Capers, drained
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
Garnish (Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Coarsely Chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Sear the chicken in the skillet on one side until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Place the red potatoes in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker, seared-side up. Pour in the broth, lemon juice, and capers.
  • Cover and cook on the LOW setting until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  • Mix the all purpose flour with the butter. Set aside.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, transfer the chicken and potatoes to a serving dish.
  • Pour the liquid and capers from the slow cooker into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the butter mixture, whisking constantly until the sauce has thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and potatoes. Optionally garnish with parsley.

Notes

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 55gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 925mgPotassium: 1986mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 436IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Sharon says:

    I made this recipe in my slow cooker as I hate to have multiple pots and pans to wash when I am cooking, so using my slow cooker was the best way for me to go. It was so delicious and I had enough leftovers for a second meal. Just loved it.

  2. Heywood says:

    If I am going to cook the chicken first in a pan, then make sauce in a pan afterwards, with a 4 hour delay for the slow cooker, why not just make it the regular way, and not have a slow cooker to clean? Seems like a lot of extra work and time for a dish that is rather simple to make.

    Slow cooker dishes should not require additional pots and pans.