Skillet Lemon Chicken With Capers

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from GH Best Recipes of 1998. This is one of my family's all time hits. My kids LOVE the lemon caper sauce, and it gets raves whenever I share it with friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place each chicken breast between two sheets of wax paper.
  2. With a mallet, flatten each to about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. In one pie plate, beat eggs slightly.
  4. In another pie plate, mix 1/4 cup flour with salt.
  5. Coat chicken with flour mixture, then dip in egg.
  6. Put battered chicken on a plate.
  7. Add flour/salt as needed until all chicken is coated.
  8. In nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over med high heat until hot.
  9. Stir in 1 Tbsp butter until melted.
  10. Add chicken.
  11. Cook 5 min to brown, then reduce heat to med.
  12. Turn chicken and cook about 4-5min more until juice runs clear when pierced.
  13. Transfer chicken to a warm dish.
  14. Lower heat if needed to maintain medium-low to medium heat so as not to scorch the garlic, then add garlic to the drippings in the skillet.
  15. In a cup, mix stock, wine, lemon juice, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of flour until smooth.
  16. Stir into mixture in skillet. Scrape skillet to incorporate any browned bits from the chicken.
  17. Heat to a boil, boil 1 minute. Stir in capers and remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, simmer until thickened.
  18. Pour sauce over chicken, sprinkle with parsley and garnish with additional lemon slices.
  19. Note: Occasionally, this has turned out a little more "tangy" than I would like with too much lemon. If this happens, just dilute with a little extra chicken stock or broth mixed with cornstarch or flour to keep thicker consistency.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very tasty -- only improvement would be as suggested by others -- make more sauce! I served the chicken on top of spinach, mushroom and artichokes sauteed in garlic resting on a bed for fettuccine with a red lettuce, tomato and fresh mozzarella salad.

5 5

Yummy! Doubled the sauce and could have tripled.

5 5

This recipe rocks! I've made it twice and at Christmas I made the sauce to go over salmon for our "at home fancy dinner" entree. YUM!