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Parmesan crusted chicken thighs used in Keto Chicken Piccata

Keto Chicken Piccata

This easy, Keto Chicken Piccata is a low carb version of a classic Italian recipe made with Parmesan crusted chicken thighs and a deliciously tangy lemon and capers sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken piccata with chicken thighs, keto chicken piccata, Keto chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 500kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 4 Chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Shallot finely diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 cup White wine
  • 3 tablespoons Capers


  • Prepare the chicken thighs by trimming off any excess fat. Lay them on a flat surface and cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Use a mallet to pound the chicken to approximately ½ inch thickness.
  • Place the finely grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper on a plate and toss together to combine. Press each chicken thigh into the cheese mixture coating it in cheese. Set aside.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of butter and the olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium high heat. Once hot add the chicken thighs and cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side, until the outside of golden brown. Set cooked chicken aside.
  • Add the shallots, garlic, capers, and the remaining butter to the skillet and cook for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add the white wine and lemon juice and continue to cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook for 5 minutes before returning the chicken to the skillet and continuing to cook for 5 - 7 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg