Chicken Piccata Made Skinny


  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless skinless (you can use 2 large chicken breasts, butterflied, then cut in half to make 4 breasts)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 slice whole wheat or multigrain bread, (see instructions below to make bread crumbs)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons scallions or chives, chopped (for garnish)


1. Cut chicken into 4 pieces. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to ¼-inch thick. Add chicken to a plate and drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice over the chicken breasts. Sprinkle both sides with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder.

2. To make bread crumbs. Toast bread and break into pieces. Add to a blender. Grind into crumbs. Place the bread crumbs on a plate. In a shallow bowl, add the egg and beat well. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg, then bread crumbs.

3. In a large nonstick pan, spray a generous amount of olive oil spray. Add olive oil, to heat. Add the breaded chicken breasts. Cover pan and cook chicken for 3 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully turn over chicken, cover and cook for about more 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside while you make the sauce.

4. To make the sauce: In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add chicken broth, wine and lemon juice and a little salt, and pepper. Boil over medium-high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers.

5. To serve: add 1 chicken breast to each plate. Divide sauce and spoon over each chicken breast. Sprinkle a little scallions or chives over each serving, if desired.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts

for 1 serving
202 cal
8g fat
1g sat fat
98mg chol
28g prot
7g carb
1g fiber
333mg sod
2g sugar

SmartPoints value : 4