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Lemony Chicken Piccata

THIS is a flavorful low-fat, low sodium dish. With the lemon juice ingredient, the salt isn’t missed. I usually serve this with rice or pasta, but it takes longer to cook either one of these than it does the chicken!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons capers
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 thin lemon slices


  • Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large plastic resealable bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper; add the chicken, one piece at a time. Seal bag and toss to coat.
  • In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add wine and garlic to the pan; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add the broth, lemon juice and capers. Bring to a boil; cook for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in butter and lemon slices. Return chicken to the pan; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 259 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • cbenne12
    Apr 18, 2014

    One of the best recipes I have tried! Will absolutely be making this again and again and again.

  • lisa53202
    Nov 6, 2013

    This is so tasty and tender. I used regular broth rather than low-sodium.

  • jengel1
    Apr 2, 2013

    Delicious and so easy! I love the lemon and capers combo.

  • Litz71
    Jun 12, 2012

    This Recipe was SO quick and Easy! I love it! Tried it on a whim tonight and it was AMAZING! I used chicken tenderloins and doubled the recipe. My 9 year old declared it a Keeper recipe. :)

  • paroy22
    Mar 11, 2012

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  • tigres52
    Nov 24, 2011

    My whole family loves this recipe! I have made it several times. Only problem is there is 6 of us so I have to make it in two batches.... BUT well worth the effort!

  • KayPaulsen
    Aug 6, 2011

    The best lemon chicken recipe I have ever eaten. It is amazing. I will be serving it again and again.

  • fluffy213
    Mar 12, 2011

    LOVE chicken piccata!! definitely added more capers and butter and it was amazing:-)