Paleo Chicken Piccata, This recipe is Low Carb,Whole 30, low in calories and gluten free, and dairy free. Super quick to make!

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

Total Time:30 minutes

Total Carbs:15 g

Protein:34 g



  • 2 chicken breasts , 700g (approx.) butterflied, skinless and boneless

  • 1/2 cup almond flour , 45g

  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast , optional, make sure it's gluten free

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 3/4 cup gluten free chicken stock , 190mls

  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup capers , rinsed in cold water

  • 1 tbsp arrowroot , or cornstarch if not paleo/w30

  • 1/4 cup parsley , finely chopped for garnish

  • lemons , thinly sliced for garnish

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  1. Have you watched the step by step recipe video yet? it's just above the recipe card on mobile, and will autoplay in the sidebar on desktop as you scroll.

    (For details on my 2015 version of this recipe which had no 'breading', please see recipe notes.)

  2. butterfly the chicken breasts by cutting them in half lengthways.

  3. on a flat plate mix together the almond flour, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.

  4. put the butterflied chicken pieces into the seasoned flour mixture and pat down to get it to coat each side evenly

  5. add 1 tablespoon of oil to a non stick skillet and heat over a medium high heat.

  6. cook the chicken for 4-6 minutes per side, or until it's fully cooked all the way through.

  7. Remove the cooked chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm, repeat with the other pieces of chicken and add a little more oil if you need to.

  8. rinse the capers in cold water.

  9. Now add the stock, lemon juice, capers and 1 tbsp tapioca starch or arrowroot starch mixed with cold water to the pan and stir on a medium heat until the sauce thickens

  10. return the chicken to the pan with the sauce and warm it through before serving

  11. Serve hot and garnish with parsley and lemon slices. If you enjoyed this recipe please leave a comment below, thank you!

Recipe Notes

  1. You can make my 2015 version of this recipe by simply pan frying the chicken pieces (season with salt and pepper) without the 'breading', then thicken the sauce. It won't have quite the same flavor but it's a simpler option.