Chicken with Lemon Caper Sauce

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Jan. 14, 2013

This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes which makes it for the perfect weeknight meal. The presentation and flavor even makes this dish worthing of entertaining with friends and family. The saltiness of the capers and the freshness of the lemon zest puts an ordinary chicken recipe over the top.


Chicken breast 1 , split in half to make 2 smaller breasts
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
For sauce
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Flour 1 Tablespoon
Low sodium chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs) (3/4
Capers 2 Tablespoon (1
Lemon 1 , zested
Salt and pepper To Taste



1. Split chicken in half and season it with salt and pepper.


2. Place a large skillet on medium high flame and heat olive oil in it. Place chicken in hot oil and cook for 4 minutes on the first side.

3. Flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until the internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees and it is nice and brown. Remove chicken from skillet and set it aside.

4. In the same skillet, drop butter and flour. Turn the flame to medium, stir and cook for 1 minute.

5. Gradually pour chicken broth and whisk until the mixture gets gravy like texture. Turn the heat to low.

6. Throw capers and lemon zest in it. Mix well. Cook for a minute.

7. Season with salt and pepper.

8. Put the chicken back into the skillet and flip it a couple of times to coat well with sauce.


9. On a nice serving platter, place the chicken and spoon sauce over top.


10. Serve chicken hot with any vegetable and starch.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 340Calories from Fat 204

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 871 mg36.29%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%


Protein 24 g48%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet