Chicken Piccata

Updated:Apr 16,2014

Chicken Picatta

Chicken Piccata



4 servings

About $2.71 per serving

8 oz. whole-wheat angel hair or spaghetti pasta, prepared to package directions
2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, visible fat removed and butterflied.
Cooking spray
1 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 teaspoons garlic, minced from jar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup low-sodium chicken stock
2 teaspoons salt free/low sodium Italian seasoning
2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
  1. Prepare pasta to package directions – drain, rinse and set aside.
  2. Mix flour and pepper in a shallow dish. One at a time, place chicken pieces in flour mixture and turn to coat.
  3. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray, turn to medium heat and add chicken. Cook until no longer pink inside (3-4 minutes per side).
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  5. Re-spray skillet with cooking spray, turn heat to medium-high, and cook mushrooms for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add garlic, lemon juice and chicken stock, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add Italian Seasoning and zucchini, bring to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes until zucchini is tender.
  8. Toss pasta in the skillet with sauce. Serve topped with chicken.

Per serving: 
Total Fat4.5 g
Saturated Fat1.0 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium153 mg
Carbohydrates50 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Added Sugars0 g
Protein 35 g
Potassium930 mg
Calcium50 mg

Leftover ingredients? Use them in the following recipes:
BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Homemade Potato Chips
Chicken Gumbo
Chicken Pot Pie
Crock Pot Greek Chicken with Lemon Potatoes
Crockpot Pulled Orange Chicken Tacos with Pickled Vegetables
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Quick Chicken Chili
Asian-Style Noodles with Pork and Vegetables

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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