Easy Lemon Caper Chicken


by Sep 7th, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

Easy Lemon Caper Chicken

Easy Lemon Caper Chicken

My kid recently discovered that he likes capers. Sometimes he asks for some straight out of the jar. He thinks it’s finger food! This evening he requested a spoonful, so I decided it was time to make something with them. After a quick survey of the fridge, I noted 1 large organic boneless organic chicken breast and some lemons. It was slim pickin’ but we made it work — all in one pan!

Easy Lemon Caper Chicken

After pounding out the chicken (one of my kid’s fave activities) we use the lemon squeezer to juice two lemons.

Easy Lemon Caper Chicken

Then we heated up some olive oil and added a couple of tablespoons of capers.

Easy Lemon Caper Chicken

We cut the thinly pounded chicken breast in half and added it to the pan and dinner was ready not 5 minutes later. Now for the recipe…

Easy Lemon Caper Chicken

Prep Time: 5 mins  Cooking Time: 10 mins

1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
juice of 2 fresh lemons
2 tablespoons capers
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper
fresh oregano

Place chicken between two sheets of wax paper and use a meat tenderizer or rolling pin to pound it out very thin. Cut it in half and set aside. In a 9 inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add capers and fry them up until it sizzles. Add some fresh oregano leaves and mix together.  Push capers toward the sides of the pan and place both pieces of chicken in the pan. Cook for one minute and then flip the chicken and cook on the other side for one minute. Pour lemon juice on top of the chicken and cook until the chicken springs back when poked with your finger. Plate the chicken and scrape the capers on top of each piece. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with a sprig of oregano.

Easy Lemon Caper Chicken


4 Comments on “Easy Lemon Caper Chicken”

  1. 1.) debbie
    September 8th, 2010

    Ahh, capers! Those and olives have been my 4yo's favorite (well, pretty much *only*) vegetables for nearly two years now. I'll have to try this dish–maybe it'll help expand his horizons a teeny tiny bit.

  2. 2.) sheriece
    September 8th, 2010

    Mmmmm. Lemon caper chicken. One of my faves. Here's my favorite recipe for that combo:

    We serve it with a white and wild rice blend and sauteed squash. YUM!

  3. 3.) Margaret
    September 9th, 2010

    Two comments in one for you and your kid!
    1. My toddler likes capers too. He started eating them when he was a really little. I guess no one ever told him that kids are not supposed to like things like that!
    2. Your adventures have inspired my DH to cook all of the time for our kid (the toddler). But I might try to do this one while he is away. Thank you for sharing your stories, photos, and recipes.

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