Chicken Piccata with Rice

Impress your friends and family with this easy and delicious Chicken Piccata with Rice dish that’s ready in under 30 minutes!

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Chicken Piccata with Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1 lb chicken scallopini (or thinly sliced chicken)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley


  • Packed with zesty flavors, this Italian classic made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice is a quick and easy meal to make on a busy weeknight.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, season chicken salt and pepper, and dredge in flour. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until chicken is browned; transfer to a plate.

    Step 3

  • Add garlic and thyme to skillet. Cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in wine; bring to a boil. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until thickened slightly. Add chicken back to sauce. Stir in capers, lemon juice and parsley. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened and chicken is cooked through.

    Step 4

  • Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

    Recipe Tips

  • For a different flavor, try substituting chicken scallopini with turkey, pork or veal.

    If you don’t have fresh thyme on hand, feel free to substitute it with 1 tablespoon of dried thyme.

    Leftover chicken? Use it to whip up this 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner.

    Leftover rice? Use it to make a whole grain version of our takeout-inspired Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

Quick and Impressive

With this delicious chicken piccata served over a bed of whole grain brown rice, you can impress your family with your Italian cooking skills, tonight! Make this recipe for your next romantic dinner for two or whip it up for the family any night of the week.

Best of all, though this recipe may look time-consuming, you can prepare this zesty dish in under 30 minutes!

How To Make It

While your rice is cooking, you can get started working on the chicken in a separate pan. Organization is key to saving time, so make sure you have your ingredients ready to go before you start cooking.

In a small bowl, coat the chicken strips with flour, salt and pepper, then transfer them to the pan to brown before removing them to a plate. Next, add the garlic and thyme to the same pan to mix with all of those juices. Adding wine and broth helps all of the flavors mix together nicely before the chicken goes back in. Now is the time to also toss in your other ingredients and let the sauce do its magic. Serve over your rice, and enjoy!

What Rice Should I Use?

You may be wondering if you can swap in Minute® Instant White Rice for the brown rice called for in this recipe. The answer is yes! Feel free to use whichever type of Minute® Rice you have on hand. If you’re bringing this to work with you as part of your meal-prep plan, try our Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice. It’s fluffy, fragrant, and ready to eat in just 90 seconds.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner option, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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