Healthier Chicken Piccata with Zoodles



Classic Italian chicken piccata wouldn't be complete without lemon and pickled flower buds called capers. So this recipe maintains tradition but has a lighter twist on the classic lemony chicken, this healthy chicken piccata recipe is full of zesty flavor and served over figure-friendly zucchini noodles. You can cook the chicken breast whole if desired, or cut the chicken into cubes just make sure it is cooked to internal temp of 165° F.


Chicken Piccata over Zucchini noodles: Serves 4


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 32 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic

  • 1 cups chicken broth

  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ cup capers, drained

  • 9 Tablespoon Half & Half Cream

  • Chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired


DIRECTIONS:

  • Brush the bottom of a 4-quart Dutch oven with olive oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink.

  • Add garlic; cook 30 to 60 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant.

  • Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers; heat to boiling.

  • Reduce heat to medium; simmer approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is reduced.

  • Stir in 1/2 & 1/2 cream and; cook until heated through.

  • Toss in Spiralized Zucchini, stir a couple times to coat zucchini then removed from heat.

  • Stir in grated lemon peel; Divide into 4 equal portions; serve warm.

  • Garnish with parsley.

(Pictured here with whole lemon slices but the recipe posted didn't)


ENJOY!


1L/3G/2C/1F


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