Chicken Paillard With Caper Brown Butter

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This tastes like you might get at a fancy restaurant, yet it's pretty easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Flatten chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap to 3/8" thickness.
  2. In 9" pie plate or large shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and grated Parmesan.
  3. In cup, on HIGH power, microwave 2 tbsp butter until melted, about 20 seconds; stir in 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  4. Working with 1 breast at a time, brush 1 side with melted butter.
  5. Place, butter side down, in crumbs; press down to coat.
  6. Brush top of breast with butter; turn over and coat with crumbs.
  7. Place on waxed-paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Repeat with remaining breasts.
  9. In each of 2 large non-stick skillets, melt 1 tbsp butter until foamy.
  10. Place 2 chicken breasts in each pan; cook over medium heat 6 minutes; turning once, until coating is golden brown and chicken is cooked through (adjust heat if crumb mixture is browning too quickly).
  11. Remove chicken to serving platter; wipe one of the skillets clean.
  12. In clean skillet, melt remaining butter; cook over medium heat until light golden and smells toasted.
  13. Stir in lemon juice and capers.
  14. Pour over chicken.


Most Helpful

Oh my my my after I made this I didn't want to serve it. I WANTED IT ALL TO MYSELF:).. BUT I DID. Everyone enjoyed, requesting MORE MORE. Thank you for sharing

L DJ August 22, 2008

Truely yummy and elegant

jan007 November 06, 2005

WOW! Absolutely fabulous! I've never had capers before, so this was my first try and I loved the whole dish. Wouldn't change a thing and will definitely make this again..thanks for sharing!

RecipeJunkie March 15, 2005

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