Sheet Pan Piccata Chicken Dinner 

April 4, 2023
Created by Chef Freyka Nuñez Del Prado
Serves 4
  • 4 5oz chicken breast boneless and skinless
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp garlic divided in half
  • 2 Tbsp light olive oil choose flavor by season or preference
  • 1 lemon zest only
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 large shallot small diced
  • 2 bunches broccolini rabe trimmed into long, thinner florets
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved (optional), adds a pop of color
  • 1 lbs fingerling potatoes sliced lengthwise, sub as needed
  • 4 Tbsp butter cold, small diced
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 1/2 cup white wine such as Pinot Noir
  • 1/4 cup capers rinsed/drained/slightly bruised
  • 1/5 bunch italian parsley
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano as needed for garnishing
  • 1 whole lemon sliced in thin round circles
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450°. Line a sheet-pan with foil and place a baking rack over half of the sheet pan. Set it aside. In a bowl, season chicken with parsley, 1 Tbsp garlic, oil, lemon zest and salt to taste.

In a medium size bowl, toss shallots, broccolini, grape tomatoes and fingerling potatoes with oil. Set it aside.

Place the potatoes scattered on the side of the prepared sheet pan without the roasting rack. Roast for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, quickly place the chicken over the rack, return to oven and roast for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, in a small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, wine, capers, parsley, the remaining 1Tbsp garlic, and season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Set it aside.

Remove sheet pan from oven and scatter the broccolini rabe, tomatoes, and shallots in the pan, if needed move the potatoes a bit under the chicken, rotate the pan and roast for 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven, remove the baking rack, placing the chicken over everything; then pour the butter mixture over everything and roast for 5 more minutes.

Remove from oven and plate your Piccata Chicken with its sides; garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra parsley, and drizzle the pan juices over, thin slices of lemon.