Light Chicken Piccata


A nice, healthy version of chicken piccata. Very light dish. My boyfriend requests it at least once a week!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces lowfat plain yogurt

  • 4 boned and skinned chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon margarine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 cup white vermouth

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons capers


  1. Coat chicken with yogurt, cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

  2. Rinse chicken, and pat dry with paper towels.

  3. In a bowl, stir together flour, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  4. Heat oil, margarine, and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice in skillet over medium heat. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Place chicken in skillet; cook, turning to brown both sides, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate, and keep warm.

  5. Pour vermouth into skillet, and scrape brown bits with a wooden spoon. Stir in garlic, 1/4 cup lemon juice, water, and capers. Cook until reduced by half.

  6. Return chicken to the pan, and simmer 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 570mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love