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Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata For One

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata Recipe For One, this delightful meal has the wonderful lemony flavors found in a traditional Chicken Piccata but without the added carbs and calories from the breading. A single serving meal perfect for anyone cooking for one.

Chicken piccata on a plate topped with capers and chopped onions

If you're looking for an easy and elegant meal that requires only a few ingredients, this slow cooker chicken piccata recipe is the one you're looking for.

What Is Chicken Piccata?

Chicken piccata is a recipe every home cook should have in their back pocket. It's not only fresh and flavorful but is so easy to make.

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Typically, chicken breasts (or thighs) are dredged in seasoned flour and pan fried, then simmered in a light and flavorful lemon sauce.

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

I wanted to take the traditional flavors in chicken piccata and lighten the dish.

Since I believe that the best part of chicken piccata is the sauce, I skipped the breading and placed the ingredients in a slow cooker to allow the chicken to cook low and slow while absorbing the wonderful flavors in the lemon sauce.

By slow cooking the chicken, it becomes incredibly tender and juicy. In this light chicken piccata recipe, you still have all of the wonderful flavors you've come to know in this savory dish, but with less carbs and calories.

Unlike many slow cooker recipes where you set the timer and let it cook for 8 hours or more, this slow cooker Chicken Piccata cooks in 4 hours making it an ideal weekend meal or a meal that can be ready by lunchtime.

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ingredients for chicken piccata in slow cooker


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • onions
  • chicken breast or thighs
  • chicken broth
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • capers

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this chicken piccata recipe you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving recipes:

What To Serve With Chicken Piccata

You could really serve chicken piccata with just about anything, but you'll want to take advantage of its glorious sauce. You might like to consider serving it with any of these single serving side dish recipes:

a piece of chicken topped with capers and a fork scooping some of the chicken off the plate.

For my slow cooker single serving meals, I use a small 1.5-quart slow cooker.

If you don't have a small slow cooker, you can modify a large slow cooker by placing a smaller oven-safe bowl inside the bowl of the slow cooker.

How To Modify A Large Slow Cooker

If you already have a large slow cooker but still want to make any of our slow cooker recipes for one, follow these easy steps to modify your slow cooker:

  • Place an oven safe bowl inside the base of a slow cooker.
  • Fill the bowl with the ingredients and cover the slow cooker with the lid. Cook as directed. The pictures below show how I make Red Beans and Rice For One in a large slow cooker.
    • Keep in mind that slow cookers work best when they are about three quarters of the way full.
    • When choosing the right oven-safe bowl to place inside your slow cooker, make sure that when the ingredients are placed inside the bowl, they take up at least two thirds to three quarters of bowl.
    • When the bowl isn't full enough, the food inside will cook faster and possibly burn.

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Chicken Piccata Recipe For One | One Dish Kitchen

Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • ¼ of a small onion , thinly sliced (about 3 ounces)
  • 1 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh
  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup capers , drained


  • Place the sliced onions in the bowl of a small slow cooker. (See post for instructions on modifying a large slow cooker).
  • Place the chicken on top of the sliced onions.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, lemon juice, and salt. Pour over the chicken.
  • Top with capers. 
  • Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on Low for 4 hours.
  • Serve with rice, pasta, or a salad.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1507mg | Potassium: 1178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 33.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.6mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata For One”

  1. Thank you so much for the tip on adapting a large slow cooker for one! I’ve been trying to figure out how to adapt many of my favorite crock pot recipes now that I’m cooking for only myself.

    I came for the delicious looking recipe and left with a great tip that I will use often.

  2. 5 stars
    The way you use a dish inside the slow cooker is a brilliant idea! Especially when cooking for one person.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve been putting off making piccata forever because of the work but this slow cooker version?! Jackpot! So so awesome!

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