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Easy Chicken Piccata

Easy Chicken Piccata


Chicken ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, bones and skins removed (Cut in half 2 large chicken breasts butterflied so as to make 4 breasts)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 slice of whole wheat or multigrain bread, follow the directions for making bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • ¼ tsp of garlic powder
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp reduced-fat butter
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 tbsps scallions or chives, chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp capers


Prep Time: 15 minutes| Cook Time: 10 minutes

1. Chicken should be cut into 4 pieces.  Put each piece between 2 sheets of parchment paper and hammer to ¼-inch thick. In a plate, drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice over the chicken breasts. Spread a little garlic powder,  salt and pepper to both sides.
2. Toast bread and break into pieces so as to make bread crumbs. Grind into crumbs using a blender and put the bread crumbs on a plate. Beat well egg in a shallow bowl and dip first each chicken breast in the egg, and then the bread crumbs.
3. Spray well a large nonstick pan with a good amount of olive oil spray. Pour olive oil. When heat, add the breaded chicken breasts.  Cook chicken covered in a pan for 3 minutes. Carefully, turn chicken over with spatula and cook covered for around 2 more minutes until cooked through. Take out of the pan and leave aside while preparing the sauce.
4. This is how to make the sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan, add wine, lemon juice, chicken broth, a little salt, and pepper. Boil about 2 minutes over a medium-high heat until reduced in half. Mix in capers.
5. Add 1 chicken breast to each plate and spoon sauce over when serving. If needed, spread a little scallions or chives over each serving.

Nutritional information

The Chicken piccata recipe is well-known in Italian restaurants. Piccata is the same as tart or zesty. This receipe makes a nice tart sauce, using white wine, lemon juice and capers.

Servings: 4

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

(old points): 5 | POINTS PLUS: 5 | SmartPoints: 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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