Chicken Piccata with Roasted Zucchini and Meyer Lemons

Ellen Whiteman

Chicken Piccata with Roasted Zucchini and Meyer Lemons is a delicious Italian dish that combines crispy chicken with tangy lemon sauce and roasted zucchini. It is a savory and flavorful meal that is perfect for a Paleo diet.

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130 mins

23 mins

Nutritional Value

Protein - 30g
Fat - 15g
Carbohydrates - 10g
Fiber - 3g
Vitamin C - 30mg


Total: 11Serves: 4
4 breasts Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

about 6 to 8 ounces each

3 Meyer lemons
3 Garlic cloves


4 tablespoons Olive oil
2 cups Panko bread crumbs
3 medium Zucchini

cut into 1½-inch cubes

1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Capers


4 ounces Parmesan cheese

freshly grated (about 1 cup)

1 tablespoon Chopped fresh parsley


Step 1 : Preheat the oven

Position racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F

Step 2 : Prepare the chicken

Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and use a meat pounder or heavy skillet to pound them to less than a 1-inch thickness. Cut the chicken into 3-inch-long strips and place them in a large bowl.

Step 3 : Marinate the chicken

Squeeze the juice of 2 of the lemons into the bowl and add the minced garlic and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toss to coat well. Cover the bowl and marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Step 4 : Coat the chicken with panko

When ready to cook, place the panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Press the chicken strips into the panko to coat them evenly, then place them on a sheet pan. (Discard the marinade.)

Step 5 : Prepare the zucchini

On another sheet pan, toss the zucchini cubes with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Step 6 : Season the chicken and zucchini

Sprinkle the chicken and zucchini evenly with the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cut the remaining lemon in half and place one half, cut side up, on each pan.

Step 7 : Bake the chicken and zucchini

Place the chicken pan on the top oven rack and the zucchini pan on the bottom oven rack. Bake for 18 minutes.

Step 8 : Broil the chicken

Turn the oven to broil and broil the chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Step 9 : Serve the dish

Sprinkle the capers over the chicken, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Squeeze the baked lemons on top of the chicken and zucchini. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve.

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