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Simple WW Chicken Piccata Recipe Without Flour

Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe Without Flour - 4 WW SmartPoints

Housewives of Frederick County, LLC
A delicious WW friendly Chicken Piccata Recipe using bread crumbs instead of white flour & less fat than the traditional recipe. Only 4 WW SmartPoints per serving.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 2 Chicken Breasts, skinless & boneless
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Egg Whites, Large
  • 1 tsp Water
  • 2/3 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Lemons, 1 juiced with slices reserved & 1 sliced for garnish
  • 1/4 cup White Wine, Dry
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp Capers
  • Fresh Parsley, Chopped for garnish


  • Cut chicken breasts into 4 cutlets.
  • Then place each cutlet (one at a time) on top of a piece of parchment paper and fold over top of the cutlet. Then pound it with a kitchen mallet until the cutlet is around 1/4 inch thick. Do this for each cutlet and sprinkle both sides with salt & pepper.
  • In a shallow wide bowl, beat the egg whites with 1 teaspoon water.
  • Spread out your bread crumbs onto a dinner plate.
  • Then, dip each chicken cutlet (both sides) into the eggs first and then the bread crumbs.
  • Place the breaded chicken cutlets into a heated (medium to medium-low) saute pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Note: as you continue cooking all of your chicken, you may need to add the 2nd tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Cook each side of the chicken cutlets for approximately 3 minutes, keeping an eye on the heat so as not to burn them.
  • Once all of the chicken cutlets are cooked on both sides, set the chicken aside on a plate.
  • For the piccata sauce, melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Then add the lemon juice, wine, chicken broth, reserved lemon slices & salt & pepper.
  • Then boil over high heat for approximately 2 minutes until sauce is reduced to half.
  • Remove the sliced lemon from the sauce and add the capers.
  • To reheat: Place cooked chicken cutlets into a baking dish and pour the sauce over top of the chicken. Add sliced lemons & fresh parsley. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes to heat through. Then uncover and set the oven to broil for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until the tops of the chicken are bubbling.
  • Serve chicken with sauce, fresh lemon slices & fresh parsley on top.


WW SmartPoints Per Serving
4 SP {Purple & Blue Plans}
5 SP {Green Plan}
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