Chicken in Lemon Butter Caper Sauce - restaurant-quality dinner in 30 minutes! You'll be blown away after one bite! Lightly breaded chicken pan sautéed and served over pasta with a quick homemade lemon butter caper sauce made from butter, onion, garlic, lemon, white wine, and capers. You won't believe how easy this is to make! It is a family favorite!
4boneless skinless chicken breast halves (or use cutlets)
2Tbspgrated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
8-ozangel hair pasta, cooked and drained
12Tbspcold unsalted butter, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces, divided
2Tbspfinely chopped yellow onion
2garlic cloves, minced
⅓cupPinot Grigio wineI used Cavit
3Tbspfresh lemon juice
Cut the chicken breast halves horizontally, butterflying them open. Pound chicken pieces with a meat hammer to 1/4-inch thickness. Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan. Dredge chicken cutlets in the flour mixture, until well coated.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken and brown well on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve to a plate. Cover with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the sauce.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion is translucent but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds. Add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons, about 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to its very lowest setting. Slowly whisk in butter, one piece at a time, letting the first addition melt before adding more butter. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in capers.
Place cooked pasta on plate or pasta bowl. Top with chicken and spoon sauce over chicken and pasta.
You can serve the chicken over polenta, cooked pasta, or mashed potatoes.The sauce can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 hours. Be sure to heat the sauce over very low heat when reheating, or it will separate.What are capers? Capers are immature flower buds from the caper bush, which grow all over the Mediterranean. Caper buds are picked before they can bloom into flowers. Then they’re pickled in vinegar or preserved in salt.You can make the sauce first and then pan sear the chicken afterward if you prefer.