Healthy Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe

Learn how to make EASY lemon chicken piccata in 30 minutes! See my trick for the best chicken piccata recipe ever. Plus, this is a healthy, paleo chicken piccata with natural ingredients.


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author Maya Krampf from


  • 1 pound Chicken cutlets
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Ghee (divided into 1/2 tbsp and 3 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 medium Lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut sugar
  • 1.5 cups Chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tapioca flour
  • 4 sprigs Fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs Fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Capers
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish optional)
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  1. Heat a large skillet (NOT non-stick) over medium-high heat. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of ghee and 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet. Season the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper on both sides. Add them to the pan and sear 2-3 minutes per side or until a nice golden crust has formed and the juices run clear. Remove from pan and set aside.

  2. Toss the sliced lemon with the minced garlic and coconut sugar. Add them to the skillet in a single layer. Cook about 30 seconds on each side until they are caramelized and soft. Remove and set aside.

  3. Add 1.5 cups of broth the the skillet scrapping up any brown stuck on bits. Bring to a boil and taste for seasoning. If needed add a bit of salt (remember that the capers and chicken will be a bit salty when added back into the dish).
  4. Mix the tapioca with a 1/2 teaspoon of hot water to make a slurry. Whisk into the broth. Throw in the fresh thyme and oregano. Simmer until the broth is reduced to about 2/3 cup. Stir in the remaining 3 tablespoons of ghee. Add the chicken back into the sauce and top the chicken with the lemon mixture and any accumulated juices from each. Top with capers and fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 1/4 of entire recipe (about 4 ounces chicken, plus sauce)

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 281 | Fat: 18g | Total Carbs: 5g | Net Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 24g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.


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