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Easy Chicken Picatta

Easy Chicken Picatta, one of the best comfort foods ever, made HEALTHIER so it can be enjoyed any day of the week! Plus, it's so easy to make and is ready to devour in just 25 minutes!
Categories Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword chicken picatta recipe, chicken piccata pasta recipes, picatta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 519 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package truRoots® Ancient Grains Organic Spaghetti
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 whole lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • Italian parsley, chopped (optional garnish)

Instructions

  1. Fill a deep stock pot with water and heat over high heat.  Once boiling, add the truRoots® Ancient Grains Organic Spaghetti.  Cook just until al dente, about 7-9 minutes. 

  2. Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap or in a large Ziploc bag and pound evenly until approximately 1/4-inch thick.

  3. Once flattened, season both sides with 1/2 tsp. sea salt and 1/4 ground black pepper.
  4. Combine the chickpea flour, remaining 1/2 tsp. sea salt, and 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper in a shallow dish.

  5. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Take each seasoned chicken breast and dredge into the flour mixture, taking care to shake off excess each time.

  7. Once the oil is hot, transfer the dredged chicken to skillet and cook until golden-brown, approx. 3-5 minutes per side. 

  8. Once golden on each side, add the lemon juice, lemon slices, chicken broth, and capers. 

  9. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is reduced.

  10. To serve, plate chicken over the spaghetti noodles, and drizzle sauce over and around on the plate. Garnish with cooked lemon slices and chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Picatta
Amount Per Serving (1 entree)
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 242
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.9g41%
Saturated Fat 6.1g31%
Cholesterol 111.4mg37%
Sodium 598.3mg25%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3.9g16%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 42.3g85%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.