Healthy Chicken Piccata and More Favorite Italian Recipes
Cheesy lasagna, buttery chicken piccata, fried eggplant parm, those are all Italian, right? So they qualify as Mediterranean and thus healthy. Unfortunately many of those Italian classics have been Americanized in a not-so-healthy way. Fortunately it’s easy to reinterpret such classics into dishes that can clearly be called healthy.
Our recipe for Chicken Piccata with Pasta & Mushrooms is a perfect example. Typically Chicken Piccata starts with a thin piece of seared chicken breast. No problem there. The issue comes with the sauce, which in most cases is based primarily on butter. We use chicken broth, white wine, capers and lemon juice as the base of the sauce and add just 2 teaspoons of butter as opposed to the 6 tablespoons you’ll find in many recipes, cutting the fat by 22 grams. We also added mushrooms to the sauce and opted for whole-wheat pasta—this dish now delivers a respectable 16% of your daily fiber needs.