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This recipe for Chicken Piccata is the perfect easy one pan meal for busy weeknights or impressive enough for date night. Best of all, comes together in just 30 minutes with a tangy lemon sauce with capers. Great for Sunday meal prep for packing into school or work lunchboxes or lunch bowls.

Chicken Piccata

This Chicken Piccata with chickpeas is an easy protein-packed meal perfect for date night or busy weeknights. Comes together in just 30 minutes with a tasty lemon caper sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword chicken recipes, easy chicken dinner recipe, easy weeknight meal
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 325 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts , cut horizontally & pounded to even thickness
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons almond flour OR all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter , divided (use ghee for Paleo)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (I used low sodium)
  • 3 teaspoons baby capers drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika , optional
  • 1 cup chopped fresh kale , stems removed (optional)
  • lemon wedges for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dust with a light coating of flour, shaking off any excess.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter along with the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3–4 minutes per side, or until golden and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter, lemon juice, chicken broth, capers, garlic, Italian seasoning, and paprika (if using) to the skillet. Return skillet to medium heat and bring to a boil while scraping down the brown bits.

  4. Add kale along with the cooked chicken back to the skillet. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the kale has wilted and the chicken is heated through.

  5. Adjust seasonings as needed and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Alternatively, you can pour the sauce over the chicken and garnish with parsley and lemon wedges, if desired. Serve with your favorite sides.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Protein 25g 50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.