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Sauteed chicken in a buttery lemon sauce with caper and sliced lemon. This flavorful skillet lemon chicken recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for a busy weeknight.

Skillet Lemon Chicken

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Sauteed chicken in a buttery lemon sauce with caper and sliced lemon. This flavorful skillet lemon chicken recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for a busy weeknight.
4.94 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Poultry
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved (or 4 small chicken breasts)
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 c. dry white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 2 tbsp. capers
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Using a sharp knife, split 2 large chicken breasts into halves. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook chicken 3-4 minutes per side until golden and no longer pink. Transfer chicken breasts to a plate. 
  • To skillet,  add butter, white wine, lemon juice, garlic, onion and capers and bring to a simmer. Add lemon slices and return chicken breasts to skillet. Let chicken simmer in sauce for 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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