Pan seared lemon caper chicken

Lemon Caper Pan Seared Chicken

I tired out this recipe for dinner last night. It ‘s my first time cooking with capers since I found out what they were. They are in fact, not small fish like I thought. šŸ˜› This chicken was really simple to make and really good. I will probably not put in quite as much lemon juice next time though. I doubled the pan sauce. I like sauce.

Pan seared lemon caper chicken

The Recipe:

Pan Sauce:

  • 6 Tablespoons chicken brothĀ 
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juiceĀ 
  • 2 teaspoons drained capers


  • 4 trimmed boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Flour for dredging
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Combine the pan sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Season theĀ chicken breastsĀ on both sides with ampleĀ saltĀ andĀ pepper. Put a handful of flour in shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour coating well.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Before adding theĀ chicken, test the heat of the pan by flicking in a little of the dredging flour. If the flour sizzles enthusiastically and immediately turns golden, the pan is ready. Add the chickenĀ and cook for about 4 minutes without moving the breasts. Then, turn them over and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes on the other side.

Transfer theĀ chickenĀ to a plate and keep warm. Add the pan sauce ingredients to the hot pan and boil, stirring and scraping up the browned bits in the bottom of the pan. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and whisk until smooth and glossy.Spoon the sauce over theĀ chickenĀ and serve immediately.

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