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Lighter Chicken Piccata

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In this Lighter Chicken Piccata recipe, seasoned thin-cut chicken breasts are seared before simmering in a lemony, white wine and caper sauce. Serve with roasted asparagus for a delicious light meal.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 211
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN PICCATA

  • 2 chicken breasts 1-1/2 pounds total, sliced in half horizontally
  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 large lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon whipped butter or regular
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • lemon slices for garnish
  • minced parsley for garnish

FOR THE ROASTED ASPARAGUS:

  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed
  • olive oil spray
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

Instructions

FOR THE CHICKEN PICCATA:

  • Heat a stainless skillet with olive oil, swirl to coat. Meanwhile, season both sides of the chicken breast halves with lemon pepper and paprika.
  • Once the pan is hot, sear the chicken for 4 to 6 minutes a side. Transfer to a clean platter and cover with foil, repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  • Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium-low. Add in the shallot and garlic, stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft.
  • Add in the white wine, scrapping the brown bits off of the bottom of the skillet.
  • Next add in the broth, lemon zest and juice.
  • Add the chicken breasts back in along with the butter and capers. Bring to alow bubble and cook for 4 to 6 more minutes.
  • Serve with lemon slices and minced fresh parsley.

FOR THE ASPARAGUS:

  • Preheat your oven to 450° and spray a quarter sheet pan with olive oil spray.
  • Place the trimmed asparagus onto the prepared pan and spray with olive oil again. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. You can also sprinkle with a few shakes of garlic and onion powder.
  • Roast on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 957IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg