Easy Chicken Piccata

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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

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