Recipe Swap ~ Lemon Chicken Piccatta

I could eat chicken dishes every day, as I try to stay away from red meat for the most part. And one of my all time favorites is lemon chicken. So when I found this recipe on Pinterest I knew it would be one of my new menu staples. I modified the recipe a little to my liking, and to cut down on excess sodium and fat. I also removed the capers, so if you like those feel free to incorporate them back into your version.

Ingredients

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup of flour
2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
1 cup of reduced sodium chicken broth
2 whole lemons
3/4 cup of fat free half and half
Chopped parsley, for garnish
1 lb. of organic pasta
Directions

Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat
Rinse chicken breasts with water, and toss in flour
Place chicken in the pan, and cook about 3 minutes on each side or they are cooked all the way through and there is no more pink.
Remove chicken from pan, and place on a dish off to the side.
Turn the burner to medium-low, and add chicken broth, lemon juices, and the half and half to the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil, and then return to medium-low heat.
Boil a large pot of water, and cook the pasta while the sauce is cooking.
Once pasta is cooked, and drained add the sauce to the pasta and combine in the large pot.
Serve the pasta onto a plate, and add chicken on top and garnish with lemon wheels and chopped parsley.
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41 comments:

  1. This recipe has it all. Easy, gorgeous and a flavor party!!!!! YUM! I love getting new inspirations in the kitchen. Thanks lovely ladies for hosting and Happy Tuesday!!

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  2. I LOVE lemon chicken piccatta! One of my favs for sure but I haven't had it in forever. Sounds like I need to make it again soon!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Yummy!!! This is going on my to-make list immediately :)

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  4. oh, so delish!!! will def be trying this but with fake pasta (ie. quinoa pasta)

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  5. Always looking for recipes to spice up chicken in our household and that looks like such a yummy recipe!

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  6. My husband loves chicken piccata so I know that he would be all for making this dish! I also love that you cut down on the fat in the recipe!

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  7. This is exactly how I would make the recipe too - not a fan of capers either!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. ooh this looks yummy and completely doable! i'm the world's worst cook, so i love your interpretation of this!

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  9. i love love lemon chicken piccata. i am totally gonna make this with almond milk instead, and butter ha (as i usually do) thanks for reminding me about this!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  10. Chicken piccata is always a favorite in our house!

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  11. Yum! You can never go wrong with a great chicken piccata!!

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  12. This looks delicious and super filling for Fall! I need to add it to my list!

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  13. Chicken piccata is so good, I haven't made it in a long time though! My hubs is allergic to beef so we eat a lot of chicken!! Haha. Thanks for sharing this looks delicious! :-)

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  14. YUM!!! This is one of my favorites from restaurants, but I've never made at home! Delish!!!

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  15. Chicken piccatta is my fave!! I love anything lemon. Normally my bf makes it, but I am definitely going to have to try it myself soon!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  16. I adore piccatta. I get it at restaurants a lot.

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  17. Sounds delicious! I love lemon chicken - my mom used to make it all the time.

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

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  18. Yum yum yum!! I've been dying to try chicken piccatta lately, but for some reason it intimidates me. This looks so good! Although I'd have to add the capers back in, only for my husband!

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  19. Mmmm! Lemon chicken is my absolute favorite too so I'll definitely be trying this!

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  20. This looks so delicious! Chicken Piccatta is one of the few chicken dishes I can stand (not a huge fan of chicken!) and my husband loves it! It's a good compromise :) Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  21. I love chicken piccatta! I love that you cut down on some of the excess...though I totally would have to have capers! It is the reason I want this dish! LOL!

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  22. Yummy, this looks delicious, lady!!!!

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  23. I'm a chicken every day kinda girl as well and love this!! Easy and flavorful is always a win in my book!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

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  24. I would leave off the capers too, sounds delish!

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  25. YUM! I love lemon chicken, too - mostly because it was what I had for dinner on mine and Ryan's first date. :) This looks absolutely delicious, can't wait to give it a go!

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  26. We eat a lot of pasta in this house and this recipe sounds delicious! I'm pinning so I can try it! Thanks for sharing!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  27. I've been looking for a good chicken piccata recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  28. Big on flavor, low on time and ingredients = WIN! Love this and plan on making it, girl!

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  29. Yummy!! And all such simple ingredients. I think my kids would love this.

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  30. I'm a vegetarian... but I'd be ALL over that pasta!!!!!!! lol

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  31. Looks delish! I've never tried organic pasta. I love chicken dishes too.

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  32. This looks delicious, I think I'm going to have to add it to my menu for next week!

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  33. This looks so tasty! I'm always looking for new ways to make chicken.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  34. Chicken is always a good idea! This recipe sounds so good!

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  35. Yum!! I love anything with lemon in it! Definitely need to try this!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  36. This looks delicious.
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  37. I love chicken piccata so I definitely need to try this recipe!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  38. So yummy!

    God bless,
    Xo,Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  39. YUM! Chicken Piccata is my very favorite meal of all time. Truly. I'm obsessed with it. It's neck to neck with a Thanksgiving dinner for potential "last meal in jail" :)

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