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Chicken Lemon and Capers Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Lemon and Capers recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Lemon and Capers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by xonie

Makes 6 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Lemon and Capers

600 g chicken breasts
1/2 cup lemon
40 g parsley
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp chicken base
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp capers

Recipe Directions for Chicken Lemon and Capers

  1. Prepare the ingredients so they're ready to go when you need them: Roughly chop the parsley leaves, juice the lemon, mince the garlic, and combine the chicken base with 1/2 cup of hot water to dissolve. Set these ingredients aside.

  2. Trim the chicken breasts of excess fat. Cover them with plastic wrap and pound them with a mallet or rolling pin until they are an even thickness (about 3/4 inch). Cut each chicken breast in half so that you have six pieces about the size of the palm of your hand. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet, over medium heat. While the oil is heating, place the flour in a bowl and lightly coat each piece of chicken on both sides. When the oil is very hot but not smoking, add three pieces of chicken to the skillet and cook until brown on each side (about 3-5 minutes on each side). Place the cooked chicken on a clean plate and cook the second batch of chicken.

  4. After the chicken is cooked, turn the heat down slightly (medium-low) and add the butter and minced garlic. Stir and cook for about one minute. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice and whisk to dissolve (or "deglaze") the brown bits off of the bottom of the pan.

  5. Add the capers and chopped parsley to the pan. Increase the heat to medium and add the chicken back to the skillet. Spoon the sauce over top of the chicken and allow to simmer in the sauce for 3-5 minutes. The flour on the chicken will help thicken the sauce as it simmers. Serve hot and garnish with any leftover parsley.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 147.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
312
Calories from Fat
144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.0g
25%
Saturated Fat
5.1g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
99mg
33%
Sodium
308mg
13%
Potassium
323mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
10.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
30.6g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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