Cheesy Chicken Piccata Dip Recipe

This Cheesy Chicken Piccata Dip has all the flavors of classic Chicken Piccata in cozy, cheesy dip form! This is the perfect dip to make for any occasion from game days to holiday parties. The recipe comes together very easily- you’re going to love it!

Chicken Piccata Dip.

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This dip was made for game day, or any get together for that matter! If you’ve got a mixing bowl, baking dish and about 35 minutes- you’re ready to make this dish! The creamy, cheesy, chicken studded dip is topped with crispy breadcrumbs and baked to golden perfection. What’s not to love?

Any time I bring this dip, or my Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip to a party, they go fast!

Chicken Piccata Dip.


Cream cheese and sour cream: These are the “base” of the dip and make it nice and creamy.

Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses: Some of the cheese gets mixed into the dip, and some sprinkled over the top before baking. This ensures that the dip is cheesy throughout and you also get that nice bubbly, cheesy topping.

Chicken: You can’t have Chicken Piccata Dip without chicken! I usually use store bought rotisserie chicken for this recipe or leftover cooked chicken. Of course, you can cook chicken specifically for this recipe if you prefer.

Lemon: Chicken Piccata has a lemony pan sauce, so I wanted to make sure that flavor was there. There is lemon juice and zest in the dip and a bit of lemon zest in the breadcrumb topping.

Capers: Capers are an essential part of the Chicken Piccata dish. These little briny guys pack a flavor punch! They add a lot to the dip so don’t skip them!

Breadcrumb topping: The breadcrumb topping is perhaps the best part of this recipe! You’ll toss panko breadcrumbs with butter and lemon zest and scatter them over the top of the dip before baking. The combination of the creamy, cheesy dip with the crispy topping is unreal!

Italian Flat Leaf Parsley: Another essetial ingredient in Chicken Piccata! I love the freshness and pop of color that parsley brings to this dish. Make sure to use flat leaf parsley, not curly!

Chicken Piccata Dip.

Recipe FAQ

What is Chicken Piccata?

Chicken Piccata is an Italian American dish of thinly pounded chicken, dredged in flour and pan fried, topped with a sauce made with butter, lemon and capers. It’s savory, zesty and delicious!

Can I use rotisserie chicken?

Yes! Rotisserie chicken is a great move for this recipe. You can also use any leftover cooked chicken.

What can I serve this with?

I like to toast toast up some baguette slices in the oven for this recipe but it would be just as delicious served with crisp pita chips or veggies!

Can this dip be made ahead of time?

This dip is best hot out of the oven (although it’s great at room temp as well!) so I suggest baking it just before serving. You CAN however, mix and assemble the dip before hand and just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to serve.

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Chicken Piccata Dip.

Cheesy Chicken Piccata Dip

This Cheesy Chicken Piccata Dip has all the flavors of classic Chicken Piccata in cozy, cheesy dip form!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine American, Italian



  • 8 Ounces cream cheese
  • Cup sour cream
  • 4 Cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 16 Ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 Cups), divided
  • Cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
  • Cup fresh Italian parsley chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Teaspoon garlic powder
  • Teaspoon kosher salt
  • Teaspoon pepper

For the breadcrumb topping

  • 1 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt

To serve

  • 1 Baguette sliced
  • Olive oil


  • Pre heat oven to 400. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

  • Lower the oven temperature to 350. Mix all of the ingredients for the dip in a large bowl and then add to a greased baking dish.

  • In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the breadcrumb topping and then sprinkle over the dip.

  • Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes and then broil for 2-5 minutes (watch it to make sure it doesn’t burn!) until golden brown.

  • Serve with the baguette slices. Enjoy!

Keyword Chicken Piccata, Dips, easy appetizer, Game Day, game day food, Leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken

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