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Chicken in Lemon-Caper Sauce (Weight Watchers Recipe)

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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 SauceWeight 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.

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