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Close up of plated turkey piccata, caperberries, pasta and peas
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Turkey Piccata with Caper Berries

Go BIG or go home! This super easy lemon caper sauce over thinly sliced turkey breast is not for Thanksgiving. Have anytime! So Good! ? | www.lakesidetable.com
Course main dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 226 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 2 thinly sliced turkey breast pieces about 6 ounces each
  • 4 tablespoons butter separated
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or dry vermouth (optional)
  • 1/2 cup caper berries or 1/4 cup small capers (you can always add both!)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet.
  2. While the butter is melting, put 1 turkey slice into a zip lock bag and pound thin with a meat mallet, using the flat side.  Remove and lightly salt and pepper.  Repeat with the other turkey breast.
  3. When the butter has melted, add the shallot and gently saute until softened.  Push to the side of the skillet.
  4. Add the turkey breasts and brown on both sides.  Remove the meat to a side plate.
  5. Melt the other 2 tablespoons of butter and add 1 1/2 tablespoon flour.
  6. Let the flour bubble and when it starts to turn from white to light brown, whisk in the chicken stock and wine.
  7. Whisk until it thickens, then add the juice of 1 lemon.
  8. Put the turkey back in the sauce and add the caper berries.
  9. Cover and keep on a very low simmer for 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Serve with pasta or rice.  Sautéed mushrooms and butter peas go very with this too.  For beverages you might light sparkling water with lemon, homemade fresh lemonade with a splash of club soda, or a sauvignon blanc. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Piccata with Caper Berries
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.