Recipe: Piccata-Style Chicken Scaloppini

A classic family favorite

Bring a little Italian to your dinner table. This chicken scaloppini recipe calls for olive oil, garlic, fresh lemon and a little whole wheat flour. Each delicious serving contains only 150 calories.

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Ingredients for sauce base

1 1/4 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable base
2 teaspoons arrowroot
2 teaspoons cold water

Ingredients for chicken

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2 five-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup 100 percent whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, fine chopped
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, fine chiopped
1 teaspoon capers
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sauce base


  1. In small sauce pan bring 1 1/4 cups water to a simmer and then add vegetable base to make a stock.
  2. In a small bowl combine arrowroot and cold water to make a slurry and whisk into boiling stock until stock begins to lightly thicken and remove from heat.

Nutrition information

Makes 5 servings

Each 4-ounce serving contains:

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Calories 150
Saturated fat 1.5g
Sodium 330mg
Fiber 0g
Sugars 9g
Protein 12g
Cholesterol 30mg
Carbohydrates 3g

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