Low Carb Keto Chicken Piccata Recipe

Chef Randy , On September 11, 2022


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15min

Serves: 2 People

Cost: Low

low carb chicken piccata Recipe Overview

Piccata is a meat, that is sliced, dredged in flour, browned, then served in a sauce containing lemon juice, butter, and capers. Our easy keto chicken piccata recipe is a classic Italian recipe with crispy breaded chicken coated in a flavorful lemon caper sauce. Just 1.5g carbs.

In this low carb keto chicken piccata recipe we are using boneless, skinless chicken breast.

This low carb chicken piccata recipe be used for a weight loss diet (remove the butter), for a high protein diet, or for generic lunch or dinner dishes to be enjoyed with friends or family.

Kitchen Tools For This low carb chicken piccata Recipe

  • Skillet

  • 1 cup measuring cup

  • 1 tbsp measuring spoon

  • 1/3 cup measuring cup

  • 1 tsp measuring spoon

  • Mixing bowl

  • Mallet (to pound chicken)

  • Spatula (to flip chicken)

  • Whisk (silicone for non-stick skillets)

Ingredients for This low carb chicken piccata Recipe

  • 2 Chicken breasts

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 stick butter

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • Olive oil

  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning (thyme, oregano and rosemary mixed)

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley

  • 2 or 3 lemon slices

  • 2 tbsp capers

  • 1 cup chicken stock (unsalted)

  • 1 pinch kosher salt

Season the chicken for this low carb chicken piccata recipe

Ingredients for this chicken recipe.

Cooking Directions for this keto chicken piccata Recipe:

  1. Prep the chicken: Trim the excess fat on the chicken. Use a mallet/meat tenderizer to flatten the meat or butterfly the chicken (cut in half to reduce thickness). Then season the chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. Season the chicken for this low carb chicken piccata recipe

    Remove bone and trim fat from chicken.

  3. Prep the flour for dredging: In a mixing bowl, thoroughly mix in the Italian Seasoning, 2 pinches of salt and a pinch of pepper with the 1 cup of flour to make seasoned flour. (1)
    Place the chicken into the mixing bowl with the seasoned flour and toss until well covered (2,3).

  4. Prep the flour for dredging

    Ensure chicken is evenly coated.

  5. Heat the skillet: For our easy low carb keto chicken piccata recipe heat the skillet on medium to high heat. Cover the pan with 1 tsp of light olive oil, then place 2-3 butter patties and swirl as the butter melts. (1)
    Shake the excess flour off of the chicken, and gently lay the chicken into the hot skillet, being careful not to splash the hot oil. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bottom is golden/brown delicious. Turn the chicken over and cook another 2-3 minutes. Make sure juices run clear when the chicken is pierced and you’ll know it’s done. (2-3)
    Place the chicken on the serving plate (4) and allow to sit for a few minutes while you prepare the low carb keto chicken piccata sauce recipe.

  6. keto chicken piccata Recipe Heating the Pan

    Carefully lay chicken in hot oil with spatula to prevent splashing.

  7. Making the easy low carb chicken piccata recipe sauce: In the same skillet you just took the chicken out of on medium heat (1), with the crusty bits and juices still there, add the capers, the remaining butter, and a Tablespoon of the seasoned flour (2). Whisk these ingredients until well blended together (3). Add the lemon juice to deglaze the pan (4), and add the chicken stock.
    Turn heat up to high, and whisk until reduced by about half.

  8. low carb chicken piccata Recipe Sauce

    Use the same skillet you just took the chicken out of to make sauce.

  9. When the sauce is done add the sauce to the chicken in the plate. Gently spoon the sauce over the chicken to cover entire piece. Top with freshly chopped parsley (Italian flat leaf, or curly)

  10. low carb keto chicken piccata Recipe Sauce

    Pour low carb chicken piccata recipe sauce over chicken.

low carb chicken piccata Recipe Ideas For Sides and Serving Suggestions

Plating suggestions for this easy low carb chicken piccata recipe include topping the dish with some fresh lemon wedges, parsley, or thyme leaves as garnish. Tired of cooking? Enjoy our pre-made ketogenic meals delivered.

If you enjoyed this recipe you may also enjoy my easy low carb bacon keto recipe.

Chef Randy

After graduating from LeCordon Bleu at the top of his class Chef Randy dove head-first into a culinary career working in many top-tier restaurants including the Golden 1 Center Arena as a lead cook. He later owned and operated a mobile woodfired pizza concept where he championed whole and natural ingredients. Chef Randy is passionate about healthy food and developing relationships with local providers for true farm-to-fork food production.