Whole30 + Keto Chicken Piccata Recipe + Video – Only 1.5 carbs! A low carb breaded chicken with a lemon caper sauce. Ready in 30 minutes! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating.

breaded lemon keto chicken piccata over zucchini noodles on a white plate and background

This Whole30 + Keto chicken piccata is so bright and light, and extremely keto friendly being less than 2 carbs!

It’s a breaded chicken that gets pan fried in avocado oil, then topped with a lemony caper sauce.

breaded lemon keto chicken piccata over zucchini noodles on a white plate and background

Breading for Whole30 + Keto Chicken Piccata

Instead of dredging the chicken in flour and parmesan cheese, I’ve dredged it in almond flour (update as of September 2019, I now prefer it dredged in pork panko!) This saves a TON of calories, adds even more protein, and makes the chicken gluten free, grain free, dairy free, keto & whole30 compliant.

Whole30 + Keto Chicken Piccata Sauce

The best part of chicken piccata is of course the sauce. My chicken piccata sauce is made with chicken stock, lemon juice and capers. That’s it! I make it in the same pan that the chicken was browned in to get all the brown bits that add tons of flavor to the sauce. Plus, any left over breading helps to thicken the sauce just a tad and add a little nuttiness and flavor.

breaded lemon keto chicken piccata over zucchini noodles on a white plate and background

Serving Whole30 + Keto Chicken Piccata

I like to serve my whole30 + keto chicken piccata with spiralized zucchini noodles. It makes the dish feel even more Italian. But you could serve it with your favorite cooked vegetable. It is also delicious with cauliflower rice.

You’re going to love the sunshiney brightness of this chicken recipe, and you’re going to really love how healthy it is for you!

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breaded lemon keto chicken piccata over zucchini noodles on a white plate and background

Whole30 + Keto Chicken Piccata

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



  1. Make your dredging station. On a large plate or bowl, add the pork panko. On a separate plate or bowl, add the egg.
  2. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Dredge both sides of the chicken breasts in the egg wash, then in the pork panko.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the avocado oil. Sear the chicken breasts for about 5-7 minutes per side, until golden brown. Don’t overcrowd the pan. You may need to cook your chicken in batches.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  6. In the same skillet, add the chicken stock, lemon juice and capers to the pan. Turn the heat up to high. Scrape up any brown bits, and cook the sauce until it is reduced by half, for about 5-8 minutes.
  7. Turn the heat off. Add in the chopped parsley to the skillet and stir.
  8. Serve the chicken warm topped with the piccata sauce, over zucchini noodles.
  9. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days.


You can substitute almond flour for the pork panko! It just not as crunchy.

You can use dried parsley instead of fresh parsley if you’re out of fresh parsley.

I use my homemade bone broth for the sauce since it has the best flavor. Store bought works as well!

Whole30 + Keto Chicken Piccata FAQ’s

Q. Where do you get the pork panko?

A. You can make it yourself by crushing pork rinds in a food processor or pounding them in a bag. Or, you can buy pork panko on amazon!

Q. I don’t eat pork, is there another breading I can substitute for the pork panko?

A. Yes! Almond flour! That’s what I originally used for this recipe. No need for the egg wash, just dredge the chicken in almond flour seasoned with salt.

Q. I don’t like capers? Can I leave them out?

A. Yes! But maybe try them again. I used to think I didn’t like them either. But they’re delicious in this recipe!

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