Lemon & Caper Chicken

Delight in the zesty flavour of this lemon caper chicken! With a tantalizingly lemony sauce and incredibly juicy chicken breast, it's sure to be your go-to recipe for an unforgettable meal. Make it tonight and get ready to savour every bite!


Lemon & Caper Chicken

Enjoy a meal that will soon become your favourite! This lemon caper chicken is truly something special, with its bright and zesty sauce coating perfectly cooked chicken breast. Let's get cooking - you won't regret it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 4 chicken breast
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • tbsp capers
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • ¼ tsp cracked pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan and brown the chicken for 3-4 minutes on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • Deglaze the pan with the chicken broth, stirring to release any juices from the chicken on the base of the pan.
  • Next, add the butter, garlic, cream, and 1 tablespoon of capers. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.
  • Add the lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  • Return the par-cooked chicken breasts and any juices.
  • Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chicken has completely cooked and the sauce has thickened. This may take between 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Be sure to turn the chicken halfway to ensure it's evenly cooked.
  • Add the remaining capers and chopped parsley.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Serve the chicken breast with a drizzle of sauce and your favourite vegetables.


  • To add a little more lemon flavour add some sliced lemon to the pan when cooking.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Lemon and caper chicken is delicious served with steamed greens, mashed cauliflower, roasted veggies or even a side salad.
  • Store cooked lemon and caper chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
  • For a dairy-free option substitute the cream for coconut cream. You may need to use a small amount of arrowroot powder to thicken it OR you could enjoy it as is even if the sauce is a tad thinner it'll still be DELISH

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Hi, I'm Kim!

I’m a successful Integrative Nutrition Health Coach helping women ditch the carbs and break free from sugar cravings so that they can live an energy-filled life.

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