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Chicken Piccata Made Skinny

Chicken Piccata Made Skinny


1 pound chicken breasts, boneless skinless (you can use 2 large chicken breasts, butterflied, then cut in half to make 4 breasts)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

1 slice whole wheat or multigrain bread, (see instructions below to make bread crumbs)

1 large egg, beaten

Olive oil spray

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter

½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

¼ cup white wine

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon capers

2 tablespoons scallions or chives, chopped (for garnish)


1. Cut chicken into 4 pieces. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to ¼-inch thick. Add chicken to a plate and drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice over the chicken breasts. Sprinkle both sides with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder.

2. To make bread crumbs. Toast bread and break into pieces. Add to a blender. Grind into crumbs. Place the bread crumbs on a plate. In a shallow bowl, add the egg and beat well. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg, then bread crumbs.

3. In a large nonstick pan, spray a generous amount of olive oil spray. Add olive oil, to heat. Add the breaded chicken breasts. Cover pan and cook chicken for 3 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully turn over chicken, cover and cook for about more 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside while you make the sauce.

4. To make the sauce: In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add chicken broth, wine and lemon juice and a little salt, and pepper. Boil over medium-high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers.

5. To serve: add 1 chicken breast to each plate. Divide sauce and spoon over each chicken breast. Sprinkle a little scallions or chives over each serving, if desired.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts

for 1 serving
202 cal
8g fat
1g sat fat
98mg chol
28g prot
7g carb
1g fiber
333mg sod
2g sugar

SmartPoints value : 4

All posted nutrition information is approximate and has been calculated using the nutrition calculator on Skinny Points makes no guarantees of accuracy and use of different brands may change the nutrition information.

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