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keto chicken piccata on a white platter next to a napkin

Keto Chicken Piccata

Yummy Keto Cooking
This keto chicken piccata is the best low carb chicken dinner. Pan fried chicken cutlets are topped with a tangy lemon butter sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 383 kcal


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced thinly into four cutlets
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 5 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp capers


  • In a small food processor, combine the almond flour and parmesan cheese. Pulse several times until the parmesan is well incorporated into the mixture. Pour the “breading” onto a plate and set aside for now.
  • Once the chicken breast has been thinly sliced into cutlets, season it with the salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Dredge the chicken in the almond flour parmesan breading on both sides, then place it in the pan with the oil, working in batches of two pieces of chicken at a time. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Before starting the second batch, add an extra 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 tablespoon of oil.
  • When the chicken is done, set it aside on a plate for now, and prepare your sauce. Add the lemon juice, chicken broth, and capers to the pan. Simmer over medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced a little (as a heads up, it will stay thin though). Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan just to reheat for a minute or so. Serve the chicken topped with additional sauce. Enjoy!


Notes: This makes quite a bit of sauce – we love to serve this with mashed cauliflower to use the extra sauce over that.
Nutrition facts (approximate per serving): 383 calories, 27 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 550 mg sodium, 4.5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1.5 g sugar, *3.5 g net carbs*, 31 g protein, Vitamin A: 11%, Vitamin C: 28%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 6%
Keyword keto chicken piccata, low carb chicken piccata