Skinny Chicken Piccata

This “Skinny” Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over! Plus it’s a skinny version, which makes it even better!

This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is Healthy and Easy to make

Chicken Piccata

Hi there! It’s Jen again from Yummy Healthy Easy! Today I’m sharing a delicious and healthy Chicken Piccata Recipe that’s so easy, you can make it on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over. And it’s a skinny version, which makes it even better!

Chances are if you like Italian food, you’ve either had or heard of Chicken Piccata. Sounds fancy, right? Sometimes I tend to stay away from fancy sounding meals because I think they’re going to be difficult to make – like Chicken Cacciatore or Chili Rellenos. Sounds intimidating, right? But names can be deceiving!

Piccata is actually a method of preparing food. Basically meat is sliced (or pounded), coated, sautéed and served in a sauce. Veal piccata originated in Italy and when the Americans picked up on the dish, chicken was used in place of the veal and thus the chicken piccata was born. 😉

This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over! Plus it's a skinny version, which makes it even better!

How to make Piccata Sauce

  1. After cooking chicken, put aside and cook minced garlic.
  2. When fragrant, add chicken broth and place pan back on heat. Heat to a light boil and let sauce cook until reduced a bit.
  3. Add lemon juice and capers. Simmer again until sauce is reduced some and slightly thickened.
  4. Add butter and melt. Add chicken and any liquid on plate. Simmer together over a medium-low heat until sauce is to thickness desired. Pull off heat. Lightly stir in yogurt (can also skip this step and eat without adding yogurt if a creamy sauce isn’t wanted).

This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over! Plus it's a skinny version, which makes it even better!

This is such an easy dinner. In fact, I’ve made it twice this week and my family devoured it! I made it one weeknight for a fancier meal for my husband and I and then during the week I made a bigger portion for my whole family. It’s made in one pan and is bursting with lemony, buttery, creamy flavor. So much flavor in every bite of tender chicken!

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This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over! Plus it's a skinny version, which makes it even better!

Skinny Chicken Piccata Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 1031 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

  • 4-5 boneless skinless chicken cutlets pounded thin (about 1.25 lbs)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp capers drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt or more to taste
  • angel hair pasta for serving if desired
  • sliced lemons for serving
  • parsley for serving

Instructions

  1. Pound chicken cutlets and season with salt and pepper. Roll in flour and shake off excess.

  2. Heat oil in pan. Brown chicken on both sides over medium heat. Remove to a plate when brown, set aside.
  3. Pull pan off the heat and add in minced garlic. Stir. Don't burn the garlic!
  4. When fragrant, add chicken broth and place pan back on heat. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Heat to a light boil and let sauce cook until reduced a bit.
  5. Add lemon juice and capers. Simmer again until sauce is reduced some and slightly thickened.
  6. Add butter and melt. Add chicken and any liquid on plate. Simmer together over a medium-low heat until sauce is to thickness desired. Pull off heat. Lightly stir in yogurt (can also skip this step and eat without adding yogurt).
  7. Serve chicken alone or with angel hair pasta (I used the whole wheat kind) with some lemon slices on the side and parsley sprinkled over the top. Enjoy!

 

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I am salivating just reading this post… Definitely adding this recipe to the dinner rotation. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us Jen! For more delicious and healthy recipes, go visit her over at Yummy Healthy Easy!

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This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over! Plus it's a skinny version, which makes it even better!

This "Skinny" Chicken Piccata is easy enough to make on a busy weeknight but also fancy enough to make when you have company over! Plus it's a skinny version, which makes it even better!

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  1. I gave 5 stars because it’s just a regular chicken PICCATA recipe and I love chicken PICCATA. I just want to know What makes this a “skinny” chicken piccata? I understand the reason for The yogurt but what makes this a healthier or again “skinny” recipe?