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Healthy Chicken Piccata

May , 2017

Posted by Melanie Wheeler

If you don't cook as a rule, then start by following easy healthy cooking recipes, including low fat, such as chicken piccata, and then later you will know how to modify any recipe to fill your needs.

There are levels of ease when following recipes so you decide which ones to attempt. Here your will find some basic healthy cooking recipes to start you off and then continue to look for more and soon you will move to the next level of difficulty.

total time 39 min
prep time 26 mins
cook time 13 mins
yield 4 servings
level of difficulty - easy

1 pound raw chicken tenders or scaloppini (about 4 ounces each)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, divided
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tablespoons juice
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus a little extra for garnish
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
1 tablespoon unsalted butter or light butter
Whole-wheat angel hair pasta or whole grain pasta
fresh parsley for garnish-optional
lemon zest for garnish-optional
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until very hot; cook the cutlets until slightly clear throughout, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the cutlets to a plate. (Reserve juices and the skillet.) Reduce the heat skillet to medium.

Add the remaining teaspoon oil and garlic to the same skillet; cook until tender, about 1 minute. Whisk together the broth, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon flour, and add to the pan. Simmer sauce until reduced and thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, parsley and capers. Lightly whisk in the butter until sauce is smooth and slightly thickened.

Serve chicken with the sauce. If opting for the garnish of freshly grated lemon zest and parsley, toss with a light drizzle of olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle onto chicken.

Serve with angel hair pasta tossed in olive oil and garlic or serve with steamed new potatoes tossed in light butter and parsley

Calories per serving does not include pasta or potatoes.

Calories: 207; Total Fat: 9.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Protein: 25 grams.