Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe {Just 113 Calories!}

easy chicken piccata recipe

This easy chicken piccata recipe is only 113 calories and has 11.9g of protein!

In this low calorie chicken piccata recipe, you’ll find a recipe for piccata that’s easy, delicious, and 100’s of calories less than the average chicken piccata with chicken piccata with capers.

Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

We made a few simple modifications to make the chicken piccata sauce recipe low in calories, without sacrificing flavor.

And to make this chicken piccata recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with a shopping list, printable recipe card, nutrition label, and more.

This easy chicken piccata recipe is only 113 calories and has 11.9g of protein!

Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

This lemon chicken piccata makes a wonderful main dish, and can be whipped up in just 22 minutes, including prep time!

Question: What is Chicken Piccata?
Answer: Chicken Piccata is an Italian dish consisting of chicken, butter, lemons and capers. The average calories in Chicken Piccata are around 1000 calories per serving. But our healthy chicken piccata recipe is just 113 calories!

Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

Making a new recipe can be daunting! So we supplied you with lots of helpful information for making lemon piccata chicken…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Chicken Piccata Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Chicken Piccata
  • Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Chicken Piccata Recipes

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin our chicken and capers recipes to Pintrest so it’s safely stored for you.

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Chicken Piccata Ingredients

There are different ways to make chicken piccata sauce. Some people like to make the chicken piccata recipe with white wine, and others skip the wine.

This recipe for piccata sauce can be made either way… and we will show you how to make chicken piccata without wine (which save you calories and makes the recipe lower in cost) or with wine.

Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

White wine for chicken piccata can be used, and it should be a dry white wine. Such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

If you choose to make this chicken capers recipe with white wine, simply substitute wine for 1/2 of the chicken broth. Making the liquid 50/50 wine and chicken broth.

Shopping List for Chicken Piccata Recipes:

  • Chicken breasts 
  • Salt and pepper
  • All-purpose flour (or gluten free 1×1 flour)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Lemons
  • Chicken stock
  • Brined capers
  • Unsalted butter
  • Fresh parsley 

Special Tip: You can find measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings if the best chicken piccata recipe you want to make, and the recipe card will do all the math for you.

The best chicken piccata recipes are the ones you make with fresh ingredients. Make sure to get real lemons and fresh parsley. This will make all the difference when making this lemon caper chicken recipe.

Up next, learn how to make chicken piccata healthy and low calorie…

How to Make Chicken Piccata

To make this easy recipe chicken piccata healthy and low in calories. We used one of our favorite calorie cutting tricks. Use Olive Oil Spray!

Low Calorie Cooking Tips:

  • Use olive oil spray in place of olive oil. This way you’re using a fine mist instead of a tablespoon or two.
  • We also cut the butter from 6 tablespoons down to 1 tablespoon. This helped us save 100’s of calories, but still kept the buttery flavor that makes this recipe so great.
Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

If you want to make this chicken piccata with white wine, simply replace 1/2 of the chicken stock with wine and cook according to the directions below.

How to Make Chicken Piccata Recipes:

  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Slice the chicken breasts in half, butterfly style, so that you have thin cutlets.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add the flour to a shallow bowl and dredge chicken in flour shaking off any excess.
  3. Spray the hot skillet with olive oil and add in the chicken. Working in batches, cook for 3 minutes each side until browned, transferring to plate as you work.
  4. Add the lemon juice, stock and capers to the skillet, and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan.
  5. Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Remove chicken to platter. Add the butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle with parsley.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, measurements, nutrition and more in the recipe card below. All of the important information has been gathered into a sharable recipe card for you.

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Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

This is the best chicken piccata recipe for people looking for full flavor, large servings, and low calories.

The average chicken piccata recipe is 1000 calories (Cheesecake Factory’s is almost 1200 calories!) but our chicken piccata is just 113 calories and takes less than 25 minutes to make.

easy chicken piccata recipe

The Best LOW CALORIE Chicken Piccata Recipe

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This easy chicken piccata recipe is just 113 calories and has 11.9g of protein!
We made this chicken piccata without wine, though you could easily make this recipe for piccata chicken with 1/4 cup wine and 1/4 cup chicken stock should you desire.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten free 1×1 flour)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup brined capers rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Slice the chicken breasts in half, butterfly style, so that you have thin cutlets.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add the flour to a shallow bowl and dredge chicken in flour shaking off any excess.
  • Spray the hot skillet with olive oil and add in the chicken. Working in batches, cook for 3 minutes each side until browned, transferring to plate as you work.
  • Add the lemon juice, stock and capers to the skillet, and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan.
  • Return all the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken to platter. Add the butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over chicken and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pieceCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 5.3gProtein: 11.9gFat: 4.6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1285mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, Main Course
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Nutrition and Calories in Chicken Piccata Recipes

Most recipes for chicken piccata are 1000 calories, or more! Packed full of butter (often an entire stick) plus olive oil… it’s a very high calorie dish.

But we wanted to give you a healthy chicken piccata that you can enjoy when you have a craving, but also want to eat healthy.

For each chicken cutlet covered in piccata sauce, it’s just 113 calories. That means you can have 2-3 chicken piccata cutlets without ruining your diet!

Calories in Chicken Piccata Recipes

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