Chicken Piccata Dinner Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 oz chicken plus 2 Tbsp sauce, 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 1/2 cup cooked spinach
    • Calories: 425
    • Fat: 19g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Cholesterol: 65mg
    • Sodium: 355mg
    • Carbohydrates: 31g
    • Fiber: 5g
    • Protein: 32g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe's nutritional content

Chicken Piccata Dinner Recipe

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This easy chicken piccata dinner recipe is a fast weeknight dinner. If you are looking for a quick dinner recipe, this delicious chicken piccata can be made in less than 30 minutes.


    • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each), butterflied and cut in half
    • Black pepper to taste
    • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    • 3 Tbsp reduced-calorie trans fat free margarine
    • 2 Tbsp plus 4 tsp olive oil
    • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 Tbsp capers, rinsed
    • 1 lemon, sliced, optional
    • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 lb fresh spinach
    • 2 cups cooked brown rice


    • Season chicken with black pepper. In a resealable plastic bag, dredge the chicken in the flour and shake off excess.
    • In a large skillet, melt the margarine and 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes, or until chicken is browned. Flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
    • In the same skillet, add the lemon juice, broth and capers. Bring to a boil, scraping up brown bits. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Arrange lemon slices on a platter, if using. Arrange the chicken on top of the lemon slices. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley.
    • In another skillet, heat remaining 4 teaspoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach and toss until wilted.
    • Serve the chicken with cooked brown rice and sautéed spinach.
Yield: 4 servings

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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