Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal

This chicken piccata freezer meal presents as super sophisticated,

but secretly is super easy and simple to prepare ahead of time!

Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal

Chicken Piccata… this is one recipe that maybe you don’t pull out for the kids. This recipe SCREAMS, “Hey, I’ve worked all day in the kitchen!” and is perfect for adult entertaining. Now, I don’t know about you… but sometimes my notice for “adult entertaining” is just hours if not shorter!

Come on… you know what I’m talking about. The hubs decides at the last minute to bring clients over? Friends suddenly want to “drop by”? There are a million reasons… but this recipe is one EASY way to be prepared!

You can make this chicken piccata freezer meal in advance and have it ready to pull out and start whipping it up at a moments notice and look like you’ve spent all day in your kitchen.

“How DO you do it?!?!?”


Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal

 

Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal

Ingredients:

1 pound chicken thighs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Salt and pepper, to taste
2 eggs
1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs
1 cup mushrooms, ground
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup to 1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup capers
Olive oil, for cooking
Directions:
Place three shallow bowls out for preparing the chicken.
Stir the flour, salt and pepper in one bowl.
Beat the eggs together in a second bowl.
Place the bread crumbs in the third bowl.
Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal

 

Dip each chicken thigh first in the flour, coating thoroughly, and then coat both sides with the eggs, and finally with the bread crumbs.

 

Repeat with each chicken thigh, setting the finished thighs in a casserole dish or on a cutting board until you finish.
Pack the breaded chicken thighs in a large freezer bag and set aside.
Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal
Add the mushrooms, lemon juice, garlic, heavy cream and capers to a smaller bag, seal well and smoosh the ingredients together.
I like to place the sauce bag inside of the chicken bag before sealing the chicken bag so that they stay together.
Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal
Write or print off the remaining cooking directions on the bag.
When ready to cook:
Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal
Ensure chicken and sauce are fully thawed.
Preheat oven to 400F
Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to a frying pan and once hot, add the breaded chicken. Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side and then remove to a baking sheet.
Bake the chicken for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.
While the chicken is baking, add the piccata sauce to a small saucepan and add the chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Continue simmering and stirring until the sauce is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
Serve the sauce over top of the chicken, along with a couple of fresh lemon slices.
5 from 5 votes
Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal
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Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This easy chicken piccata freezer meal will have your guests thinking you spent all day in the kitchen!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Karrie
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken Thighs
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup Mushrooms (ground)
  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 1 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup to 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 Cup Capers
  • Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Place three shallow bowls out for preparing the chicken.

    Stir the flour, salt and pepper in one bowl.

    Beat the eggs together in a second bowl.

    Place the bread crumbs in the third bowl.

  2. Dip each chicken thigh first in the flour, coating thoroughly, and then coat both sides with the eggs, and finally with the bread crumbs.

    Repeat with each chicken thigh, setting the finished thighs in a casserole dish or on a cutting board until you finish.

    Pack the breaded chicken thighs in a large freezer bag and set aside.

  3. Add the mushrooms, lemon juice, garlic, heavy cream and capers to a smaller bag, seal well and smoosh the ingredients together. *I like to place the sauce bag inside of the chicken bag before sealing the chicken bag so that they stay together.

  4. Write or print off the remaining cooking directions on the bag.

Recipe Notes
When ready to cook:
Ensure chicken and sauce are fully thawed.
Preheat oven to 400F
Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to a frying pan and once hot, add the breaded chicken. Cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side and then remove to a baking sheet.
Bake the chicken for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.
While the chicken is baking, add the piccata sauce to a small saucepan and add the chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Continue simmering and stirring until the sauce is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
Serve the sauce overtop of the chicken, along with a couple of fresh lemon slices.

 

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Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal

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Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal was last modified: March 10th, 2017 by Tracy Iseminger

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Comments

  1. Angelic Sinova says:

    Oh my, that Chicken Piccata sure does look yummy! I love that it gives off the appearance that you’ve been working hard all day in the kitchen yet it’s super simple to make!


  2. This looks delicious and easy to make. I just started working outside the home and have been looking for easy to make ahead freezer meals like this one.

  3. Freezer meals are life savers and easy to make. Always looking for a new good tasting freezer meal.

  4. I absolutely love chicken piccata. I never made it at home though. This recipe looks easy and delicious!

  5. Thanks for the recipe. Will make this sometime soon. I am new to cooking and I love to have different recipes to try on.

  6. Chicken Piccata looks really tasty and easy to prepare. This could really make a good meal.

  7. This looks delish! My husband would love this meal and it would be perfect when entertaining guests. It’s a huge bonus that it can be made ahead of time. Yum!

  8. My Teen Guide says:

    Oh my goodness! I really love chicken and this one is tempting and tasty! Honestly, I’ve never tried it and I really wanna grab it from my screen! Will try the recipe this weekend.


  9. Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite Italian meals. I have never attempted to make it at home. I will definitely be using your recipe and make ahead ideas.

  10. I’ve been looking for some easy and delicious freezer meals. I make them to bring to my kids and their families when I visit. Also we keep a stash in the freezer for friends and neighbors who are having a hard time

  11. I have never attempted chicken piccata as a freezer meal before. Brilliant! It’s one of our favorites around here.

  12. Rebecca Swenor says:

    This Chicken Piccata Freezer Meal looks so good. I love the meals that are already almost prepared to be cooked. I am for sure going to be making this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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