Healthy Chicken Piccata Recipe

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Healthy Chicken Piccata Recipe

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – cut into 4 thin slices (cutlets)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup seasoned whole wheat dry bread crumbs
  •  about 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • Sliced lemon – for serving
  • Salt and pepper to tase


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper
  • Pound chicken w/ a meat tenderizer until about 1/4″ thick
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until fluffy
  • Dip each chicken breast first in the egg, then bread crumbs.
  • Heat skillet on medium low
  • 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-high heat, melt butter, add the lemon juice, wine, chicken broth and the reserved lemon halves, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil then simmer until it’s 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.

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