Chicken Piccata Made Skinny



chicken-piccata
This chicken dish is melt in your mouth delicious! So easy, you can enjoy this gourmet dish any night of the week. Each serving has 202 calories, 8 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients for Chicken:

1 pound chicken breasts, boneless skinless (you can use 2 large chicken breasts, butterflied, then cut in half to make 4 breasts)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

1 slice whole wheat or multigrain bread, (see instructions below to make bread crumbs)

1 large egg, beaten

Olive oil spray

2 teaspoons olive oil


Ingredients for Sauce:

1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light

½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

¼ cup white wine

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon capers

2 tablespoons scallions or chives, chopped (for garnish)


Instructions

1. Cut chicken into 4 pieces.  Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound out to ¼-inch thick. Add chicken to a plate and drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice over the chicken breasts. Sprinkle both sides with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder.

2. To make bread crumbs. Toast bread and break into pieces.  Add to a blender. Grind into crumbs.  Place the bread crumbs on a plate. In a shallow bowl, add the egg and beat well. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg, then bread crumbs.

3. In a large nonstick pan, spray a generous amount of olive oil spray. Add olive oil, to heat. Add the breaded chicken breasts.  Cover pan and cook chicken for 3 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully turn over chicken, cover and cook for about more 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through.  Remove from pan and set aside while you make the sauce.

4. To make the sauce: In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add chicken broth, wine and lemon juice and a little salt, and pepper. Boil over medium-high heat until reduced in half, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers. 

5. To serve: add 1 chicken breast to each plate. Divide sauce and spoon over each chicken breast.  Sprinkle a little scallions or chives over each serving, if desired.

Makes 4 servings


Food Fact

Chicken piccata is a traditional Italian dish, popular in Italian restaurants. Piccata means tart or zesty. This dish has a lovely tart sauce, with traditional additions of lemon juice, white wine and capers.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
4
Weight Watchers
(old points) 5

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
202 cal, 8g fat, 1g sat. fat, 98mg chol, 28g prot, 7g carb, 1g fiber, 333mg sod, 2g sugar
FAT FACTS: for Cheesecake Factory Chicken Piccata
1385 cal, 48g fat, 42g prot, 72g carbs, 0g fiber, 734mg sod