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Keto chicken piccata

Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and capers, this keto chicken piccata recipe is a great lunch or dinner idea for those who want a quick yet delicious meal. This easy chicken dish is ready in just 25 minutes and is low carb and gluten-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gluten-free chicken recipes, Keto chicken recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 318kcal


  • Large (11-inch/28cm) non-stick skillet


  • 1.5 lb. 700g chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon unflavored protein powder, I use whey protein powder
  • 2 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1 small 50g yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon 30g unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup 240g chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon capers, drained
  • Olive oil for frying the chicken
  • Thin lemon slices for garnishing, optional


  • Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • On a large plate, combine the protein powder, almond flour, and salt with black pepper to taste.
  • Add olive oil to a large non-stick skillet so it covers the bottom with a thin layer. Heat over a medium heat.
  • Bread the chicken on both sides. When the skillet is hot, cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Work in batches and add extra oil when needed. When done, remove onto a clean plate to rest.
  • When all chicken is done, add one tablespoon of butter, onion, and garlic to the same skillet. Cook for one extra minute or until thickened to your taste.
  • Then, add the chicken stock and cook until the liquids are reduced by a third. When done, add the lemon juice, the rest of the butter, and the capers. Stir. Cook for one extra minute. Remove from the heat and pour the sauce into a serving bowl or sauceboat.
  • Serve the chicken garnished with thin lemon slices and the sauce poured on top.


Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 15g | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg