Chicken Piccata is one of our favorites and a pretty easy dish to make. I like to cut calories whenever possible. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Weight Watchers has their own version of the recipe called, Chicken in Lemon-Caper Sauce. You can find it in the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. I purchased this book last year when I was losing weight.
It’s surprising how delicious the sauce is and the best part, it’s a lower calorie version of a classic meal. Enjoy.
Chicken in Lemon-Caper Sauce – Weight Watchers Recipe
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 (1/4 pound) thin-sliced chicken breast (boneless)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1. Mix together flour and salt in pie plate. Dip chicken in seasoned flour, shaking off excess.
2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches, and cook until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, transfer to plate. (Note: The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chicken. Be sure it’s cooked through and nicely browned.)
3. Add broth, lemon juice, and capers to skillet; bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and cook, turning to coat, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter. Remove skillet from heat; add butter and parsley. Pour over chicken.
According to Weight Watchers – Per Serving (1 piece chicken and 2 tablespoons sauce): 127 grams, 170 Cal, 6 g Total Fat, 2 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 65 mg Chol, 488 mg Sod, 4 g Total Carb, 1 g Total Sugar, 0 g Fib, 24 g Prot, 17 mg Calc. PointsPlus Value: 4
I served it with jasmine rice and a side salad. Delicious.