Poultry Essentials: Chicken in a Lemon Caper Sauce

Andy Anderson !


This is a great recipe, just overflowing with lemon flavor. It is easy to make, and goes well with some nice long-grain white rice.

Check it out… I think you will enjoy it.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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3 - 4
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 2 large
    chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
  • ·
    flour, all-purpose variety, for dusting
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry white wine
  • 4 oz
    artichoke hearts
  • 1/3 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • 4 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp
    capers, with a bit of the liquid from the jar, about a teaspoon

How to Make Poultry Essentials: Chicken in a Lemon Caper Sauce


  2. For this recipe you will need a good-size skillet with high sides, and a lid... that is about it.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Use a sharp knife, and cut the chicken breasts in half, latterly.
  5. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  6. Dust both sides with flour.
  7. Add the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat, and add the butter.
  8. When the foaming subsides, add the chicken breasts, and cook on both sides, until cooked through and beginning to brown, about 3 – 5 minutes per side.
  9. Chef’s Note: Remove from the pan, and reserve.
  10. Chef’s Note: As you will notice from the photo, after I cut the chicken breast in half, laterally, I cut them in half again widthwise. This is an optional step, and does not impact the cooking.
  12. Add the butter, wine, and artichokes to the skillet, and reduce heat to medium.
  13. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
  14. Add the remainder of the ingredients, and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  15. Return the chicken to the pan.
  16. Cover, and cook for an additional 3 – 5 minutes.
  17. Chef’s Note: Make sure that the chicken is at a light simmer.
  19. Serve with a side of rice, while still nice and warm. And do not forget to spoon some of that yummy sauce over the top. Enjoy.
  20. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Poultry Essentials: Chicken in a Lemon Caper Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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