Chicken Piccata – Healthy Dinner Recipes

November 26, 2021

Patty James

This healthy dinner recipe is a classic American-Italian dish that is easy and quick. Since it’s done in one pan, it makes cleanup a breeze. Great adapted to other meats like pork or turkey. For more healthy dinner recipes, download the Foogal app on Google Play and the App store.

Mealtime: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine type: American, Italian
Author: John Ash
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Active preparation time: 15 minutes
Number of servings: 4
Dish type: Main
Level: Easy



  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or to taste
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each 10 to 12 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth




Step 1:

Butterfly the chicken breasts and cut them in half horizontally. Working with one breast half at a time, place the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and, using a meat pounder or other heavy, flat object like a skillet, gently pound to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch thick.


Step 2:

Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and dredge the chicken in it. Shake off the excess.


Step 3:

In the nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place 2 pieces of chicken in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter or individual plates. Warm the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan and repeat with the remaining chicken.


Step 4:

Reduce the heat to medium and add 1 tablespoon butter in the pan. Add the shallot and cook until softened and lightly brown, about 1 minute. Add the wine, lemon juice and broth, increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.


Step 5:

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the capers and parsley. Season to your taste with salt and pepper and additional drops of lemon juice if desired. Splash the sauce over the chicken and serve immediately topped with a sprinkling of chives.


chicken piccata - healthy dinner recipes



  • meat tenderizer
  • frying pan 
  • plastic wrap
  • bowl 
  • whisk


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