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Chicken With Lemon And Capers

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
4   Chicken breast halves - (abt 2 lbs)
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/2 cup 118mlWhite wine
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon juice
1 teaspoon 5mlGrated lemon zest
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlCapers - drained, rinsed
3 tablespoons 45mlChilled butter - cut small pieces

Recipe Instructions

Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken from skillet; cover and keep warm.

Add wine, lemon juice, lemon zest and capers to same skillet. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of skillet. Whisk in butter, 1 piece at a time, and cook over low heat until incorporated. Pour sauce over chicken and serve immediately.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Carbohydrates: 1 grams

Net Carbs: 1 grams

Protein: 52.5 grams

Fat: 15 grams

Calories: 378


"The sharp, bright flavors of lemon and capers are mellowed by a finishing touch of butter in this elegant sauce. Try this recipe with scallops of veal, for variety."

Atkins Cookbook at


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