Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

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I made this delicious chicken piccata, last night, for dinner. As soon as Scott walked in the house, he said “Whatever you’re making, it smells delicious!” That’s a good sign. Because, this is the first time I made this dish without butter, flour, and eggs. (Even though eggs are ok on the Whole 30 & Paleo Diet.) Thankfully, this recipe turned out as good (if not better) than Scott and I thought!

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly
I created three filets from larger pieces of boneless chicken breast.

Personally, I am not doing either diet 100%. I try to eat Paleo as much as possible, but I do endulge on the weekends. (Unless I feel it’s time to cut back and shed a few pounds, of course!) However, there is one trick I learned that seems to keep me at an average weight. Before I eat anything, I ask myself how healthy can I go?

For example, If I’m absolutely craving chocolate, I first negotiate with myself in eating something healthy with cocoa powder. If that’s not gonna do it, I go to the next step. Something healthy with chocolate chips? No? How about Something made with natural ingredients and chocolate chips? Etc. Scott even knows when all negotiating tactics won’t work! Life is too short, my friends. 

I will say this, though. The Paleo and Whole 30 diets are, in my humble opinion, the BEST lifestyles to follow! Having autoimmune disorders, I have noticed such a great difference in my health after doing a rigid protocol. From time to time, I will do a rigid detox, if I feel that my symptoms are getting out of control. 

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

So, this recipe is so easy to make! I’m actually surprised I made it this good on my first try! I simply substituted the flour coating with almond flour, nutritional yeast powder, and garlic powder. (I use almond flour all the time! I also love using nutritional yeast because it has a cheesy, nutty flavor. It’s also very good for you and serves as the perfect substitute for cheese and savory flavoring! I go through both of these ingredients like crazy!) 

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly
This is a delicious blend to substitute for bread crumbs: Almond flour, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder!

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

I used olive oil, in lieu of butter. I used a homemade chicken stock that was made from organic chicken. (Of course, I would have used store-bought if I didn’t have any on hand.) Last but not least, I thickened the liquid with almond flour! It was just enough to make it a little less watery. It also added a nice flavor!

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

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Chicken Piccata – Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

Yield: 4

Chicken Piccata ~ Whole 30 & Paleo Friendly

Ingredients

  • 2-2.5 lb. Boneless Chicken Breast, sliced into thin filets.
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 T Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped fine
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 3 T Lemon Juice
  • 3-5 T Capers
  • Lemon Slices & Fresh Parsley for Garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine Almond flour, Nutritional Yeast, and Garlic Powder in a large shallow bowl.
  2. Dredge each slice of chicken with the Almond Flour Mixture and set aside.
  3. Heat a large frying pan with a few tablespoons of oil.
  4. Fry both sides of chicken, about 4 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add garlic, chicken stock, lemon juice, and capers to the pan.
  6. Use a whisk to combine this with all the bits from the breaded chicken!
  7. Add a tablespoon of almond flour to thicken the sauce.
  8. Pour on top of cooked chicken filet.
  9. Garnish with lemon slice and fresh parsley.
  10. (Salt may or may not be necessary, as the capers are salty.)
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Rachel Scheyer

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