Chicken Piccata Paleo Style

piccataMy version of Paleo Chicken Piccata is a family favorite at our house and we have it often.  I started with Sarah Fragoso’s Everyday Paleo Chicken Paleo Piccata.  Then one day I came across a recipe for chicken wrapped in sage leaves and prosciutto and thought that plus the piccata sauce would be fantastic.  And it is!

Here is Sarah’s recipe with my modifications:

  • 4 organic chicken breasts
  • 2 packages prosciutto (I like Applegate Farms)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 green onions diced (I usually leave these out – just my son’s personal preference)
  • 6 garlic cloves minced/crushed
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (I keep homemade beef and chicken stock in pint mason jars in the freezer)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • salt, pepper and sage seasonings

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Butterfly the chicken breasts by cutting in half lengthwise.  Cut the butterflied pieces of chicken in half (you will have 4 separate pieces from each breast).  Place chicken between two pieces of parchment paper and with the flat side of a meat mallet, gently pound until approximately ¼ inch thick.  Sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper and sage then wrap a piece of prosciutto around each piece, set aside.

In a large sauté pan heat the 2 tablespoons of ghee over medium high heat.  Let the ghee get good and hot.  Place the chicken into the pan and cook on each side for about 5 minutes until the chicken is done and the prosciutto is getting crispy.  You will need to do batches because you don’t want to crowd the chicken.  Remove to an oven safe dish and keep in warmed oven while you make the sauce.

Add to the same pan the olive oil, onions and garlic.  Sauté for  a couple of minutes, scraping the chicken drippings off the bottom of the pan.  Add the capers, wine, chicken stock, and lemon juice and bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes.  Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.  The end result is yummy, garlic, lemon, tender chicken goodness!

Happy cooking!