Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Background and History:

Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce is a delightful and tangy dish known for its bright flavors. Although its precise origin is unclear, lemon and capers have been used in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine for centuries. This dish marries the zesty citrus of lemons with the briny pop of capers, creating a harmonious and delicious combination that’s loved worldwide.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5-6 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers. Stir well and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes, allowing the sauce to reduce.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat the chicken through.
  • Stir in the butter and parsley, and allow the sauce to thicken.
  • Serve the chicken with lemon-caper sauce hot and drizzle the sauce over the chicken. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Calories: 280
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g


  • You can substitute chicken thighs or other cuts of chicken if you prefer.
  • Adjust the amount of lemon juice and capers to suit your taste.
  • This dish pairs wonderfully with pasta or rice, soaking up the delicious sauce.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to chicken, garlic, and capers. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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