LEMON CHICKEN PICCATA WITH CAPERS

This lemon chicken piccata is served with capers in a creamy butter sauce. It’s a healthy, low carb 30-minute skillet dinner.

This lemon chicken piccata is served with capers in a creamy butter sauce. It’s a healthy, low carb 30-minute skillet dinner.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup capers drained
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemons zested and juiced (1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice the chicken breasts in half along the length to make them thinner. Pat dry with a paper towel. Season both sides of each chicken breast with salt and pepper.

  2. Prepare a shallow plate containing almond flour. Place each chicken breast in the flour to coat both sides and shake off the excess.
  3. In a wide nonstick pan, add olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted and the pan is hot.

  4. Add chicken breasts in a single layer. Cook until each side is golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. When the chicken is cooked through, transfer to a plate. Work in batches if your pan is not large enough to hold them all at once.

  5. Reduce to low heat. Add heavy cream, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and capers. Stir everything together, scraping up any bits that have stuck to the pan.

  6. Increase heat to bring to a simmer. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter until melted.

  7. Transfer the chicken back to the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from heat. Top with chopped parsley and lemon zest. Optionally garnish with additional lemon slices. Serve while hot.
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