Turkey Piccata

In just minutes, you can serve your family a classic Italian dish made with lean turkey slices and a light, lemony sauce.


  • 1-2   lemons
  • 1 tbsp snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pkg (17.6 oz) 99% lean turkey breast slices
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp butter or margarine, divided
  • 1/2 cup 100% fat-free chicken broth
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed


  1. Zest one lemon using Zester/Scorer to measure 2 tsp zest. Finely snip zest and parsley using Professional Shears. Juice lemons using Juicer to measure 1/4 cup juice; set aside. In shallow dish, combine flour, salt and black pepper. Coat both sides of each turkey slice with flour mixture, shaking off excess. Discard any remaining flour mixture.

  2. Heat (12-in.) Skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp of the butter in skillet; swirl until melted. Add turkey to skillet; cook 2 minutes on each side or until turkey is golden brown and no longer pink. Remove turkey from skillet to platter; keep warm

  3. Add broth, lemon juice, zest and garlic pressed with Garlic Press to skillet. Heat over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Add remaining butter to skillet; swirl until melted. Sprinkle capers and parsley over turkey. Carefully pour sauce over turkey slices; serve immediately.


  • 4  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 140, Total Fat 4.5 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 5 g, Protein 20 g, Sodium 400 mg, Fiber 0 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

3 low-fat meat, 1 vegetable (0 carb) 

Cook's Tips:

Piccata refers to an Italian dish, usually made with thin slices of floured veal that are quickly sautéed and served with a sauce made from pan juices, lemon juice and fresh parsley. Capers are sprinkled on top to finish the dish.

With the growing popularity of turkey, there are many packaged turkey products available in the meat section of the grocery store. This recipe uses uncooked turkey breast slices that are available in packages containing 6-7 slices per package and are labeled as extra lean.

Capers are the dried flower buds of a bush native to the Mediterranean. They vary in size and are commonly pickled and packed in a vinegar brine. Small jars of capers can be found in the condiment section of most supermarkets. Capers are often used to garnish meat and vegetable dishes.

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