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Oven-Baked Chicken Piccata

Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs with capers, lemon, and garlic! This baked chicken piccata is easy to make and makes a very flavorful weeknight dinner. Gluten-free recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked chicken piccata, gluten free chicken piccata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 684kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs bone-in skin-on
  • 3 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 lemon , thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • ½ cup chicken broth reduced-sodium
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 green onions , cleaned and finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Brush chicken thighs thoroughly with melted butter. Arrange chicken in a medium-size baking pan. 
  • Sprinkle minced garlic over and around the chicken thighs. 
  • Add lemon slices and capers around the chicken thighs. 
  • Add chicken broth to the bottom of the baking pan, without pouring it over the chicken thighs (chicken thighs should only have butter brushed over them - to make the skin crispy). Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
  • Bake the chicken until completely cooked through and the skin on top is golden brown and crispy, for about 30 minutes. Internal temperature should register 175 degrees F.
  • To serve, spoon caper mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with finely chopped green onions.


Adapted from BHG


Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 266mg | Sodium: 1167mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 39.6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.6mg