Chicken (Or Salmon) in a Zesty Lemon Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a South Beach diet cookbook. The original recipe is with broiled salmon, I prefer it with chicken, but still prepare it both ways. It's fast, easy, and so yummy. Tastes a bit like a creamy chicken picatta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Lightly dredge with flour, shaking off excess.
  3. Sauté chicken breasts in olive oil until light brown and cooked through, approximately 4 minutes per side.
  4. Place chicken aside in a pretty dish or platter.
  5. Add another tablespoon of oil to pan, if necessary, and sauté garlic over medium heat for one minute.
  6. Reduce heat to low and add the lemon juice, capers, and lemon-pepper seasoning. Cook for five minutes.
  7. Add the sour cream and cook for five more minutes, or until heated through.
  8. Pour sauce over chicken and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I took the advice of another reviewer and halved the amount of lemon juice. Turned out perfect. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Marissa Genta Pineda March 30, 2010

I liked this recipe! Very yum. Saw the previous comment and halved lemon. It was just right.

JPG May 02, 2006

Way too much lemon

dj4pres April 04, 2006