chicken piccata soup

chicken piccata soup

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Chicken soup. Truly loved by all! Now I’ve made a wonderful Italian dish, chicken piccata, into a chicken piccata soup! Another great chicken soup with an Italian dish twist is Chicken Marsala, and it’s THE most popular post I’ve ever shared on Facebook. Seen by over 160k and shared over 1,300 times!

With that popularity, I thought I’d take another loved Italian dish, Chicken Piccata, and make it also into a soup. There’s nothing about this soup that not fabulous. And, you’ll think you’re eating the traditional dish, but using a spoon so as not to miss one bit of the broth!

Chicken PIccata Soup Some History of Piccata

Source: Wiki “Chicken piccata with a side of spaghettiPiccata is an Italian word, the feminine form of the word piccato, meaning “annoyed”. It is a translation of the French piqué, participle of piquer. When used in reference to a way of preparing food, particularly meat or fish, it means “sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter and spices”. In Italian, scaloppine refers to a thin escalope of meat,[1] and piccata constitutes one cooking method for this cut of meat.[2]

Traditionally, Italians prepare piccata using veal (piccata di vitello al limone) or frittura piccata,[3] particularly in the Milanese region [4] swordfish (pesce spada con capperi e limone).[5][6] However, the best known dish of this sort in the US uses chicken (chicken piccata).”
chicken soup

best ever chicken piccata soup

Yield: Around 6-8 bowls


  • 4 chicken thighs (1.5 to 2 lbs.), bone-in, skin on
  • 32 oz. chicken broth, divided
  • 4 ½ cups water, divided
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 cups wide egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup flour, all purpose
  • 1 cup parmesan reggiano, freshly grated (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained
  • 1/3 cup Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice for garnish


  • In a large stock pot or cast iron pot, add 3 cups of chicken broth and 3 ½ cups of water, chicken thighs, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, and salt.
  • Turn heat to high, cover (lid askew) and let it come to a roaring boil for about 10-15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low, cover with a lid, and cook the chicken about 60-75 minutes or until the meat is tender and can be easily pulled from the bone. Check occasionally to see if you need to add more water. as it will evaporate in the cooking process.
  • Using tongs, remove the meat to a dish leaving the broth in the pot. Add the egg noodles to the broth. Turn heat to low, cover and cook about 7 minutes until the noodles are getting tender. Meanwhile, remove the skin from the chicken pieces and discard. Remove the meat from the chicken and set aside.
  • Take the bones, put in a smaller pot, add the remaining water and chicken broth, cover with a lid, turn heat to medium and cook another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the bones. Shake off any meat that might easily fall off. Add the flour to the hot broth and whisk vigorously making a thickening mixture. Add to the large pot of noodles and blend.
  • Add the Parmesan and blend in. Finally, add the shredded chicken, capers and parsley and blend well. Cover and let the soup rest on simmer about 20 minutes.
  • Ready to serve with a splash of fresh lemon juice and another grating of parmesan reggiano!
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chicken piccata soup


  1. I’m guessing instead of 1.4 cups of flour it should read 1/4 cup. This sounds and looks yummy.

  2. Your chicken soup has all the right ingredients but the cook time is way off!!! There is no way you can set it to a “roaring boil” for 15 minutes and then put it on simmer for 60-75 minutes and have any broth left! Did you even try this out first before putting it online?

  3. Headed to the store this morning! Sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Your soup looks and sounds so delicious! It’s noodlicious!!!

  5. Christine @ Christine's Pantry

    Looks good!

  6. What a great idea! I’m sure the flavors are great.

  7. I love the idea of a chicken soup with piccata flavors! Delicious!

  8. Just making this now. When do i add the remaining 16 oz of chicken broth? I don’t see this step listed.

    • Bianca! Thanks for catching that, luv! You can add those last 2 cups of chicken broth when you add in the chicken, capers and parsley. It will continue to thicken! xo Enjoy! ~ally

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