Chicken fillets with lemon & capers sauce – quick and easy

Chicken fillets with lemon & capers sauce – quick and easy

By 05/12/2017

Are you in need of a quick and tasty recipe for dinner? Chicken breasts always come to the rescue as they cook really quickly, they are tender and easy to prepare.

Chicken is also white meat so it is lighter and healthier than the red meat. I cooked chicken fillets with capers, lemon and a splash of white wine; the saltiness of the capers combined with the tanginess of the lemon worked wonders with chicken. In minutes you have a tasty dish which you can serve with a quick salad.

I have used Pomora olive oil, a good quality extra virgin Italian olive oil which you can get through their adoption pack for ยฃ29 per quarter on a subscription basis. You can adopt your own tree in Italy and then receive a shipment of 3x250ml tins of oil every quarter.

I served this chicken dish with arugola salad and they polished their plates, even the children. These are the recipes which give me most satisfaction, I don't like spending ages on the stove even if I like cooking. Life is busy for everyone but we do need to eat healthy on a daily bases in order to keep our energy up, so quick and easy is a must for everyday cooking!

This time I have tried Pomora olive oil all'aglio, flavoured with garlic which improved the flavour of this dish. Very nice just like the other ones.

I have made other chicken dishes very similar to this one. Check out my chicken fillets with sage and orange infused chicken breasts.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 2


Slice the chicken breasts into strips, sprinkle them with salt and coat them with the flour, shake them a little to remove the excess flour.

Chicken with capers sauce ingredients

In a pan heat up 3 tbsp of olive oil, add the chicken and brown it for a couple of minutes each side. Sprinkle with pepper, add the wine, the hot water and 1 tsp of corn or rice flour to thicken up the sauce and stir a little. Turn the heat down and continue cooking at a gentle heat with the lid on for 10 minutes. Add the capers, the juice of half a lemon and the zest then continue cooking for a couple of minutes.

Chicken with capers lemon sauce

Put the chicken on your serving dish, pour the capers sauce of top, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. I have thinly sliced the chicken pieces to make it look prettier on the plate but this is optional.

Chicken breasts with capers and lemon sauce

Chicken breasts with capers and lemon sauce

This post is sponsored by Pomora, all opinions are my own.

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10 Responses to Chicken fillets with lemon & capers sauce – quick and easy

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Looks healthy and utterly delicious…the tangy lemon caper sauce sounds wonderful to go with fish too.

    • Alida

      Absolutely, fish as well. This is such an easy and light sauce to make and next time I will try adding freshly grated ginger as well.

  2. speedy70

    Un piatto delizioso, ottima l’aggiunta dei capperi!

    • Alida

      Ci stanno perfettamente con il pollo e il limone!

  3. elisabetta

    Yummy recipe. By coincidence today I made linguine with some king scallops which I cooked with capers and lemon juice – superb. I replenished my supply of salted capers when I returned to Italy this summer – a must as I can never find them outside Italy.

    • Alida

      You must have plenty of fresh fish where you are. Your pasta must have been delicious with the scallops. I usually can find capers in the UK but certainly not as good as the Sicilian ones!

    • Alida

      I know what you mean, it is easier to cook the same thing for the whole family, there is so much to do in a day.

  4. Deb

    My other half loves capers! I had veal only in fridge so sliced it very thinly then followed your recipe. Was absolutely magnificent! The dish was practically inhaled by all. Loving your recipes thank you very much for your efforts. off to try your Mini Brioche without sugar ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alida

      Thanks so much Deb. I am pleased you enjoyed the recipe and yes, veal is delicious! It is hard to come by here in the UK but not in Italy where it is so popular. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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