Do you love chicken francaise but don't have the time to prepare this popular Italian-American dish. No worries, this WW Lemon-Caper Chicken Thighs Recipe is your low calorie, easy to prepare equivalent.
Only 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook for the perfect Weight Watchers Lemon Caper Boneless Chicken Thighs recipe.
Add the 2 Point Smashed Brussels sprouts as a side dish...
I love to order Chicken Francaise when I go out to dinner but would never attempt to make it at home especially mid week when I don't have a lot of time to cook.
I got this Lemon Pepper Boneless Chicken Thighs Recipe with capers from my Weight Watchers Group and it only takes about 5 minutes to prep which is my kind of weeknight recipe.
Make sure you check out my French Onion Chicken Bake RECIPE for another easy Low Carb Dinner idea.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this simple crispy lemon pepper chicken thighs recipe!
Weight Watcher Friendly - Only 5 points for one extra large serving of this low carb keto lemon chicken thighs dinner. Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used to get your exact points.
Mouth watering low calorie WW meal - Only 243 calories for a healthy portion of this sautéed boneless skinless chicken thighs with lemon, pepper and capers recipe.
Easy to make - requires only 10 simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare these keto friendly boneless chicken thigh recipe.
Kid friendly - Kids will love dipping homemade bread sticks into the savory Lemon Pepper Caper sauce.
Budget friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to prepare this tasty recipe for Boneless chicken thighs with capers.
Weight Watchers has a lot a great easy low calorie dinner recipes that help me stay on track so I like to try them out and if they are good share them so everyone can benefit.
I happen to love hot and spicy foods so I usually add in an extra condiment or two to spice them up.
How does it taste?
Like I mentioned above these tender juicy lemon pepper chicken thighs have a light lemony flavor similar to chicken francaise and the capers add a slight burst of a salty lemony brininess. Unique and delicious!
What exactly is a Caper?
Capers are the unopened buds of the Caper Bush. Caper plants grow year round in parts of Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Southern Europe, Turkey and California.
Are Capers Healthy?
The Capparis spinosa plant a/k/a Caper Bush has been used throughout history for pharmacological purposes. The root of the Caper plant has been used to ease liver and kidney disease.
The plant has also been used to help with headaches & painful menstruation. So you may get an added bonus by adding them to your meal.
Where can I buy Capers?
Most supermarkets carry Capers. You can find them in the condiment aisle, usually where the olives and pickles are.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This WW Chicken Piccata Recipe is only 5 Weight Watcher smart points for one serving. Serving size is one chicken thigh. Really delicious you may want to save your points for 2 thighs and dice them up and put them on a salad.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarts the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!
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What is a good side dish with this chicken?
- Tri Color Orzo is what I used - 5 points for one cup.
- A Green Salad for Zero Points
- Use the extra sauce to create a lemon caper pasta...on the new WW Program whole wheat pasta is zero points for my plan. Check out your plan to see what zero point foods you can top with this sauce..maybe a potato yum!
Can I use a Boneless Chicken Breast instead of a Boneless Chicken Thigh?
Yes, you can absolutely swap the thigh for a chicken breast and if you do that it will be only 1 Weight Watcher Point per serving. I may try it this way next.
What kitchen tools do I need?
Recipe Tip of the Day:
Take a minute to read all of the ingredients and directions before you start your recipe. This will prevent you from discovering halfway through that you don't have a necessary ingredient. It's also a good idea to assemble all of your ingredients and kitchen tools within easy reach before you begin cooking.
- ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
- ¼ Teaspoon of Black Pepper
- 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 2 Teaspoons of Olive Oil
- 1 Cup of Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
- 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- 1 ½ Tablespoons of Capers
- 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Parsley
- ½ Lemon sliced thinly
- ¼ Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes if you like a little spice
1: On a sheet of wax papers or parchment paper, combine flour and black pepper and red pepper flakes it you want some extra spice. Coat chicken with the flour mixture on all sides.
2: In a large skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Add chicken; cook turning until browned evenly on both sides and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Then transfer to a plate.
Watch the how to Saute Boneless Chicken Thighs here..
3: Add Broth to your skillet and bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until broth is reduced slightly about 3 minutes. Return your chicken to the skillet.
Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and capers. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices. Drizzle with sauce when plating.
Depending on the WW plan you choose a chicken thigh can be zero points. If it is not a free food on the plan you chose then a 4 ounce cooked boneless skinless chicken thigh is 5 points. With the bone is 4 points for 3 ounces.
Chicken thighs can be a healthy addition to your diet as long as they are prepared in a good way. If you are trying to limit your fat intake, prepare chicken thighs in a way that does not use too much added oil, like grilling, baking or stir-frying. Also go easy on the amount of the sodium that you add during cooking.
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