Chicken Picatta – Bariatric Recipes

Steph Wagner

November 15, 2013

Chicken Picatta – Bariatric Recipes

Chicken Picatta. Easy low carb recipes for weight loss surgery success!

Sounds fancy but this is a simple, yet flavorful dish! Feels impressive, especially for the amount of work you put in. My favorite kind of meal!

Tip: by browning the chicken then placing in the oven, the moisture in this chicken is sealed in. It’s hard to get a chicken that doesn’t taste too dry! This was delicious! Be sure to follow those steps closely.

Chicken Picatta. Easy low carb recipes for weight loss surgery success!

Chicken Picatta - Bariatric Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • olive oil spray
  • butter spray
  • 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp capers *optional
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  • Split and butter fly the chicken (cut it in half horizontally and open like a book.) Turn the oven to 250 F and place a platter or large dinner plate in the oven to heat.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and "dredge" (or coat) in parmesan cheese. Spray skillet with olive oil. Working in batches, brown the chicken lightly on each side, spray again with oil as needed. Transfer to warmed platter in the oven while finishing the other chicken and the sauce.
  • Spray the pan with butter spray (about 5 or so sprays). Add the lemon slices and lightly brown. Add the garlic and stir 1 minute. Add the capers if using. Deglaze the pan with chicken broth and add the juice of the other lemon.
  • Slide the chicken back into the pan and coat with the sauce. Serve with sauce drizzled on top.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Picatta - Bariatric Recipes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 743mg32%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 163IU3%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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