Keto Chicken Piccata with Broccoli and Spinach

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    18 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    23 min

Keto Chicken Piccata with Broccoli and Spinach

218 ratings

Chicken piccata is lightly seasoned chicken breast that is cooked in an ultra-buttery sauce, flavored with lemon and capers. The best part about this recipe? Each component is cooked in the same pan, so easy clean up! Paired with a side of broccoli and spinach, you have quite a healthy dinner in front of you.

Please note that you will need 3 slices of lemon in step 5. Lemon is not included in the ingredient list because it will not be eaten

  • Net Carbs

    3.8 g

  • Fiber

    2.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.3 g

  • Protein

    46.6 g

  • Fats

    22.8 g

419 cals

Keto Chicken Piccata with Broccoli and Spinach

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  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    10 ounce

  • Salt


    0.5 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 teaspoon

  • Spinach


    1 ounce

  • Broccoli, Raw

    Broccoli, Raw

    5 ounce

  • Butter


    2 tablespoon

  • Capers


    1 teaspoon, whole pieces

Recipe Steps

steps 7

23 min

  • Step 1

    Prepare 2 chicken breasts by butterflying them and pounding them flat. Sprinkle HALF the salt, pepper, and garlic powder over the exposed sides of the chicken.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Heat the olive oil in a medium sized skillet on medium-high. Place the chicken breast seasoned side down in the pan. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the bare side of the chicken.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Place a lid over the chicken and cook both sides until it’s cooked through - about 4 minutes per side. Once done, transfer the chicken to a clean surface to cool.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Keep the skillet on the heat. Toss the spinach and broccoli into the pan and coat it in the juices the collected. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the broccoli becomes a little tender and gets a golden edge to it.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    *Transfer the cooked veggies to a bowl or plate. Return the skillet to the stove once more over very low heat. Melt in the butter. Place in 3 slices of lemon and the capers. Put a lid on the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes so a sauce developes. There should be little to no simmering.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Return the two pieces of chicken and the veggies to the skillet. Get the ingredients coated in the sauce and replace the lid. Let the ingredients heat through on low heat.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Enjoy hot! Make sure to pour any leftover sauce in the skillet over your chicken and veggies.
    Step 7

Comments 31

  • FavorableRadish405909

    FavorableRadish405909 3 months ago

    This was really good. I took others’ advice and added an extra ounce of broccoli and 2 more ounces of spinach. I measured out a 1/4 cup of chicken broth and used a splash with a little butter to cook vegetables (i didn’t seem to have any juices/liquid after removing chicken) and the rest with the butter and lemons to make sauce. I squeezed a little juice from the lemon i had left after slicing.

    • StellarCauliflower747313

      StellarCauliflower747313 6 months ago

      I’ve made this three times. First with broccoli, second and third time no veggies. The sliced lemon and caper sauce is good. I added fresh chopped garlic and some chicken broth to increase the amount of sauce. It also helped get the tasty bits of cooked chicken (fond) off the pan. I make this weekly. Very good!

      • StellarCauliflower747313

        StellarCauliflower747313 7 months ago

        I’ve made a lot of chicken piccata recipes. This was great with no flour or wine. Really tasty. I’ll make it again often.

        • AmazingCauliflower384346

          AmazingCauliflower384346 9 months ago

          Is this for one person? 2 chicken breasts?

          • Moscreations

            Moscreations 3 months ago

            It says 1 serving is 1 breast

        • Penneysue

          Penneysue a year ago

          Excellent and very tasty. I didn’t have capers so used green Olives. I doubled the butter and added some extra lemon. Next time I’ll double the veggies too. Husband really liked this too -he put it over rice.

          • StupendousKetone630677

            StupendousKetone630677 a year ago

            Great recipe didn’t have capers - so used olives.

            • MirthfulKetone385092

              MirthfulKetone385092 a year ago

              It definitely is a very nice recipe which I will cook in future

              • MirthfulKetone385092

                MirthfulKetone385092 a year ago

                I am confused is this a serving for one person or two as i had half of the chicken breast and it only weighed 112 grams so it seems to me its only one serving for the whole cooked meal

                • Moscreations

                  Moscreations 3 months ago

                  It says 1 serving is 1 breast

              • BlithesomeRadish138916

                BlithesomeRadish138916 a year ago

                Really good. The only change I made was doubling the butter. My husband said “This was restaurant quality”!

                • Stellar_Arugula

                  Stellar_Arugula a year ago

                  Where is the lemon in the recipe?

                  • TPena03

                    TPena03 a year ago


                    • KPax

                      KPax a year ago

                      This recipe was very good, although I did modify it by adding extra butter, an extra squeeze of lemon juice, and 1/2 C of heavy cream to meet my fat Macros for the day.

                      • BrendaSchonig

                        BrendaSchonig a year ago

                        They should’ve had somebody test recipe before they published it

                        • BrendaSchonig

                          BrendaSchonig a year ago

                          I don’t see any place where it said to add the capers, but I added them at the end

                          • Rcross55

                            Rcross55 a year ago

                            It says add lemons and capers

                        • BrendaSchonig

                          BrendaSchonig a year ago

                          It was delicious but not enough sauce. I doubled the butter and double the lemons. I also doubled the spinach I put in about 7 ounces of spinach and I doubled up the broccoli and I only used one chicken breast sliced in half

                          • SuperMacadamia513895

                            SuperMacadamia513895 a year ago

                            I LOVE Piccata and I was worried that this recipe wouldn’t live up to my favorite recipe that uses white wine and floured chicken and served over pasta. But it did! I did use a large clove of fresh minced garlic sautéed about 45 seconds after removing the chicken instead of garlic powder and I did not place a lid on the chicken as it cooked (wanted it to brown) and I added chicken broth to the garlic to make more of a sauce. I also used 8 oz of spinach - a whole carton and next time I’ll add more broccoli too. Yum! Almost forgot! I did like my other recipe calls for and used the juice of a whole lemon too instead of lemon slices. That might be too much for some but it’s perfect for my family.

                            • UpbeatRadish359531

                              UpbeatRadish359531 2 years ago

                              In the about section it mentions thats lemons are not on the ingredients list.

                              • PropitiousRadish129672

                                PropitiousRadish129672 2 years ago

                                Great tasting recipe. 1oz of spinach is nowhere near enough though. After it cooks down you have one bite of spinach. Jack it up to 10oz.

                                • FabulousAvocado118558

                                  FabulousAvocado118558 2 years ago

                                  I don’t see lemon on the ingredients

                                  • PropitiousMacadamia184903

                                    PropitiousMacadamia184903 2 years ago

                                    I have found many recipes with missing ingredients.

                                • IncredibleKetone792675

                                  IncredibleKetone792675 2 years ago

                                  Love this, quick, easy, chicken and broccoli recipe that cooks in one pan - what could be better : )

                                  • Mitty

                                    Mitty 2 years ago

                                    Very tasty, filling and easy to make. Next time I’m adding more spinach. 1oz cooked down to nothing,

                                    • Caladona

                                      Caladona 2 years ago

                                      Looks delicious--lemon is missing from ingredient list.

                                      • BetterMe2Be

                                        BetterMe2Be 2 years ago

                                        Read the notes above the recipe

                                    • RemarkableRadish358515

                                      RemarkableRadish358515 2 years ago

                                      Amazingly DELICIOUS!! Filling too! Husband approved! Will definitely make this again!!

                                      • Rosalie

                                        Rosalie 2 years ago

                                        Tasty, light but filling.

                                        • GorgeousCauliflower300913

                                          GorgeousCauliflower300913 2 years ago

                                          Delicious and cooks up quickly! Yum! With two breasts - dinner is ready for tomorrow!

                                          • Jasonnewcar

                                            Jasonnewcar 2 years ago

                                            Absolutely amazing