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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is an easy, low carb, gluten free, one-pan meal. It's perfect for date night or busy weeknights - it comes together in under 30 minutes with a tasty lemon caper sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword chicken dinner, chicken dinner ideas, chicken piccata recipe, chicken recipes, easy chicken dinner, easy chicken dinner recipe, easy low carb dinner, easy weeknight meal, healthy chicken dinner, keto, one pot chicken dinner recipe, paleo, whole30
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 190 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts , cut horizontally & pounded to even thickness
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons almond flour OR all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted grass-fed butter , divided OR ghee
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil OR avocado oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1/2 cup compliant chicken broth
  • 3 teaspoons baby capers , drained
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika , optional
  • lemon wedges for garnish (optional)



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

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter along with the oil in a large non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 4–6 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. 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.

For Roasted Asparagus:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease or line one large baking sheet with parchment or foil for easier cleanup.

    Arrange 1 bunch of asparagus in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle
    with 1 tablespoon olive oil then sprinkle with salt, and pepper to taste.
    Toss to coat well. Roast for 10-12 minutes or until the asparagus is tender-crisp.
    Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.