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Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Juicy, flavorful Lemon Pepper Chicken served with a lightened-up cream sauce and capers.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 223

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • salt , to taste*
  • 1 tablespoon STAR FINE FOODS Original Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons STAR FINE FOODS Capers , drained

Instructions 

  • Lightly pound chicken breasts to an even thickness. DO NOT POUND THIN.
  • Season chicken with lemon-pepper seasoning and salt, if using; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add chicken and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly, turning once during cooking.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and keep covered.
  • Return skillet to heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine milk and cornstarch; whisk until incorporated.
  • Stir in fresh thyme.
  • Pour milk mixture into the skillet and whisk, scraping up the bits on the bottom of the skillet; continue to whisk until thickened and bubbly, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in capers.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Pour sauce over chicken.
  • Serve.

Notes

salt* - This is optional as I don't use any salt in this recipe because I find the lemon-pepper seasoning to be salty enough.
 
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 295mg12%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: capers, chicken piccata, cream sauce