An Absolutely Delicious Chicken Piccata Soup Recipe

What’s more satisfying on a rainy day than a homemade bowl of soup? A homemade bowl of chicken piccata soup. Yes. You can take the classic Italian dish and easily convert it into a scrumptious soup.

When referring to food preparation, “piccata” means sliced and sautéed. When the piccata recipe made its way to the United States from Italy, veal was used. Believe it or not, at that time, veal was cheaper than chicken. Over time, chicken became the star of the piccata show.

Besides being divinely delectable, it’s quick and easy to make. People will think you toiled away in the kitchen for hours. Guests will proclaim that you must be a master chef.

So it’s no wonder chicken piccata soup has become a delicious alternative to the usual chicken soup. Scroll on for an absolutely delicious chicken piccata soup recipe.


  • 1 pound of chicken breast, cut into half inch pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
  • 2 -3 tablespoons of chopped shallots (more or less depending on your preference)
  • 1 tablespoon of capers, drained
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper
  • pasta of your choice (angel hair is recommended)
  • parmesan cheese


  1. Using a large sauce pan, heat the olive oil on a low flame.
  2. When the oil is hot, add in the chicken and sauté. Do each side for about 3 minutes each.
  3. Add in the shallots, garlic, and drained capers. Cook until the chicken is browned.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and allow to simmer for 6 minutes on a low flame. Add water or more broth if needed.
  5. Drop in the pasta, stir, and allow to simmer until the pasta is cooked. Stir often.
  6. Remove from heat. Stir in the parsley, lemon, sea salt, and red bell pepper.
  7. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese (how much is up to you).
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20-25 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6

What If I Want To Eat This And Not That? Variations and Substitutions

This is an absolutely delicious chicken piccata soup recipe. But understandably, everyone has different palates and dietary needs. So whether you want to jazz up this dish or tone it down, here are some yummy suggestions.

  1. Add a few splashes of white wine for that extra bit of flavor.
  2. If capers and/or peppers aren’t your thing, you don’t need to use them. Mushrooms make a marvelous alternative.
  3. On a low sodium diet? You can use low sodium chicken stock.
  4. If you can’t find shallots, (or don’t like them), an onion will do just fine. Onion powder will work as well.
  5. Garlic powder can be substituted for fresh garlic.
  6. Feel free to use chicken thighs or leg quarters. The preparation is the same.
  7. For our low-carb conscious friends, try substituting the pasta with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.
  8. pasta is just not for you, make the soup without it. Make some mashed potatoes. Add a dollop to your bowl, then pour the soup over it. It’s fabulous.

What Can Be Served With Chicken Piccata Soup?

If you want to make a multi-course meal with the soup as your star, try these tasty options.

  • roasted vegetables – drizzle some olive oil, garlic, and turmeric over Brussels sprouts, carrots, or cauliflower and roast in the oven until golden brown.
  • sautéed spinach or broccoli rabe – toss either or both into a pan with some olive oil, garlic, and ground pepper for a healthy addition to the piccata soup.
  • Blanch some asparagus for a quick side
  • make a simple salad
  • a nice loaf of Italian bread
  • a nice white wine if you’re so inclined – Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, or Sauvignon Blanc go well with any piccata dishes
  • Italian sparkling water is always refreshing

Its Too Delicious To Be Healthy, Right?

Chicken piccata soup is a flavor-filled treat for sure. But is it healthy? We don’t always associate tastiness with health. In this case, the soup is brimming with healthy goodness. Including:

  • vitamin B-12 (9% DV)
  • vitamin B-6 (34% DV)
  • vitamin C (15% DV)
  • calcium (2.5% DV)
  • copper (8.6% DV)
  • folate (8% DV)
  • iron (10% DV)
  • niacin (76% DV)
  • selenium (38% DV)
  • thiamine (13% DV)
  • zinc ( 8% DV)

At approximately 240 calories per serving (depending on what you add or substitute), it’s a great meal for those who are on a weight-loss journey.

A Little Taste Of Italy (Some Fun Facts)

Still have a hankering for some Italian food information? Check out these interesting facts.

1. In Italy, it’s considered disrespectful to walk while you eat.

2. Italian restaurants serve water in between dinner and coffee to cleanse the palate.

3. Garlic is not as big as you’d think in Italy. Historically, it was considered a poor man’s seasoning. Italian immigrants in the United States used it because it was cheaper than herbs like basil.

4. Italian chefs use Squid ink, which is used as a fancy seasoning for pasta.

5. February 13th is National Italian Food Day.

6. There are over 350 types, shapes, and sizes of pasta. Here’s the list if you have some spare time.

7. Italian chefs have rules about pairing the proper sauce with the right pasta shape. Short pastas are for mild sauces. Longer pastas are for stronger, spicier sauces.

8. You don’t get to choose the type of pasta you want for your meal in Italy. The chef chooses.

9. Italians eat their salad after their meal.

10. The word pasta is Italian for “paste”. It refers to the pasty dough used to make the noodles. Before the word pasta was used, the noodles were called “maccaronaro”, which means “kneading dough with vigor”.

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