Healthy Chicken Piccata

chicken picatta

I adore this dish; it’s fried chicken meets old school Italian meets lemony goodness. All in under 30 minutes, this dish will taste like the traditional fried in butter dish you love, but lightened for, uh. everyday life. Let’s make this healthy, lemony, classic Chicken Piccata recipe!

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Chicken Piccata

Flat chicken, but make it tangy
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Jim


  • 8 thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • 1 cup flour (AP, rice, whatever you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley tops


  • Preheat oven to 250 deg. In large shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Lightly dredge the chicken in the flour (you won't use it all, that's okay!) and set aside briefly.
  • Put cast iron skillet (or your favorite large pan) on medium high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter, and sear four pieces of the chicken, 2-4 minutes per side or until browned. Once batch A is cooked, place in the oven on a sheet pan and repeat, starting with another tablespoon of butter.
  • Once all 8 pieces of chicken are cooked and in the oven, add in minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add in the wine, followed by the stock. Let cook for a minute, then add in the juice from both lemons and the remaining butter. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has simmered, turn off heat. Add in parsley, capers, and a pinch of salt. Serve chicken immediately; I prefer sauce first on the plate!


Serving: 4People | Calories: 542kcal

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