Chicken Piccata W/ Brown Rice Pasta (GF/DF)

I have made this dish a few times and it is always a winner! It is simple to make, and the lemon flavor really adds a refreshing taste to this comforting dish. We LOVE italian food but sometimes are craving a dish without a tomato sauce base. This is a great dish to switch up your italian meals! I did not use capers when I made this, but definitely feel free to add some if you wish as capers traditionally goes on chicken piccata.

Servings: 4


  • 1 Package of Brown Rice Pasta (I use Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice Pasta Fusilli)
  • 2 Chicken Breasts (slice each in half, OR buy 4 thin sliced breasts)
  • 2 Lemons, juice one and slice the other thinly.
  • 1 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Tapioca Flour
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion, sliced.
  • 1 Cup GF Chicken Broth
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced.
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Capers (Optional)


  1. Cook brown rice pasta per package directions.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half to make cutlets (if you buy thin sliced chicken breast, skip this step)
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine tapioca flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a pan with 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium to medium-high heat.
  5. Dredge each piece of chicken in flour mixture coating both sides. Shake off excess in bowl.
  6. Cook each piece of chicken in the pan for about 4 minutes each side. You just want the outside to be golden brown, adjust the heat as needed to avoid burning. Remove when done and set aside.
  7. Lower the heat on the pan and add another tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. Add sliced onions and cook until it becomes translucent.
  9. Add minced garlic and stir for about a minute.
  10. Add broth and lemon juice. Raise the heat to medium and bring to a boil, stirring.
  11. Add 1 Tablespoon of tapioca flour to thicken the mixture slightly, stir to combine.
  12. If using capers, add in to the pan.
  13. Place chicken back in the skillet.
  14. Cover the chicken with the sauce then top the chicken with sliced lemons.
  15. Lower heat to bring it to a simmer, cover pan and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  16. Serve chicken on top of the cooked brown rice pasta, and enjoy!

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