Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lemon Chicken with Capers

This is what I always order when I go to Buca di Beppo. It's DELISH!! Super easy to make, took me about 30 minutes total. I got chicken on sale for $1.49/pound so the whole meal was under $5 for my family of 6 - not bad!

Capers are usually sold by the pickles & olives. I found them at Walmart so they should be easy to find near you. Don't leave them out - they really make the dish!

We served this with fettucine & a green salad. I doubled the lemon/caper sauce & poured some over the hot fettucine and the rest over the chicken. You could also serve it with smashed potatoes or a loaf of crusty french bread.

Lemon Chicken with Capers

4 5-oz boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

salt & pepper

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

3 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp vegetable oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup capers, rinsed

  1. Preheat oven to 225*. Line baking pan or jelly roll pan with foil. Place in oven.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper, then dredge in flour.
  3. Warm 1 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter foams.
  4. Add 2 floured chicken breast halves; cook until browned, 3-4 minutes. Flip chicken; cook until firm and browned on other side, about 3-4 minutes longer.
  5. Transfer cooked chicken breasts to baking pan in oven. Cover loosely with foil.
  6. Add 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil to the skillet and repeat steps # 2-5 with the remaining chicken breast halves. (Add butter & oil each time you add 2 more chicken breast halves)
  7. Add lemon juice & chicken broth to skillet and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan.
  8. Boil, stirring occasionally, until thicker - about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in capers & 1 Tbsp butter. Stir until butter melts. Lightly season with salt & pepper, if desired.
  9. Remove chicken from oven & transfer to a serving platter. Pour sauce over chicken & serve.

Be sure to prepare your side dish while the chicken is cooking. Timing will depend upon what you're serving.

Prep time: 5 mins Serves: 4-6

Cook time: 20-30 mins, depending upon how many chicken breasts you prepare

Per serving: 387 calories; 18g fat (7g saturated fat); 122mg cholesterol; 1g fiber; 41g protein; 10g carbohydrates; 1010mg sodium


Janis said...

It looks really yummy! I've never cooked with capers before. What are they and what is their flavor?

Cafe Bruges said...

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claire said...

i happened upon your blog from the linky on sweet as sugar cookies! looks delicious- i would love to make this sometime this week- it looks perfect!

Kathryn said...

Glad you found us, Claire! So happy you're enjoying the posts, Cafe Bruges! Hope you get a chance to try to delish recipe soon - it's divine!


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