Stir-fried Chicken with Lemon, Capers and Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A great dish for those of you who (like me) love the sharp flavours of lemon and capers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a wok until hot, add half the oil and swirl to coat.
  2. Add the onion and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until softened.
  3. Remove from the wok and set aside.
  4. Reheat the wok, add another teaspoon of oil and half the butter, and stir-fry the chicken in two batches for 3-5 minutes each batch, or until browned, adding the remaining oil and butter between batches.
  5. Return all the chicken to the wok with the onion.
  6. Stir in the rind, capers and lemon juice.
  7. Toss well and cook until heated through.
  8. Add the basil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Most Helpful

Good fresh taste, but needed a little something -perhaps just a little garlic.

Sueie February 23, 2003

I made this last night. Found the recipe in The Complete Stir-Fry Cookbook. Had my reservations about it (because of the lack of ingrediants that go with all that lemon but it was fantastic!

I used the lemon zest of 1 whole lemon, the juice of two and 1 1/2 tbs of butter with about 1 1/2 tbs of olive oil/peanut oil combined. Like the review below, my husband wanted garlic too but I thought it was great just as.

1024830 February 10, 2011