Chicken Piccata is an Italian chicken dish served in a lemon, wine, butter sauce with capers and parsley.
Yield: 4 servings
4.84 from 6 votes

Chicken Piccata

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Chicken Piccata is an Italian chicken dish served in a lemon, wine, butter sauce with capers and parsley.

Ingredients

  • 2 16 oz total skinless chicken breasts, all fat trimmed
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup seasoned whole wheat dry bread crumbs
  • olive oil spray (about 1 tbsp worth)
  • 1 tbsp whipped butter
  • juice of 1 lemon (lemon halves reserved)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • Sliced lemon (for serving)
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves (for serving)

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into 4 cutlets, then place cutlets between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to 1/4-inch thick.
  • Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow plate, beat the egg whites and 1 teaspoon of water together.
  • Place the bread crumbs in another plate. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg, then bread crumbs.
  • Heat a large saute pan over medium to medium-low heat.
  • Spray a generous amount of olive oil spray on one side of the chicken, and lay it in the pan, oil side down.
  • Spray the top of the chicken generously to coat and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Set aside until you make the sauce.
  • For the sauce, clean the saute pan. Over medium heat, melt butter, add the lemon juice, wine, chicken broth and the reserved lemon halves, salt, and pepper.
  • Boil over high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes.
  • Discard the lemon halves, add the capers and serve one chicken cutlet on each plate.
  • Spoon on the sauce and serve with a slice of lemon and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.

Air Fryer Method:

  • To cook the chicken in the air fryer, pre-heat the air fryer 370F. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, turning halfway until crisp and golden and cooked through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece of chicken, Calories: 262kcal, Carbohydrates: 11.5g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 9.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 233.5mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points +: 6