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Lemon Chicken With Garlic and Wine


Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

Image © Diana Rattray
This tasty chicken is easy to prepare and delicious with rice or pasta and sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 chicken breast halves, sliced horizontally to make 8 thin cutlets*
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 1-inch strips of lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, optional


*Instead of cutting the chicken, you can pound each chicken breast half to about 1/2-inch thickness.

Wash chicken and pat dry; sprinkle with salt and pepper and dredge with flour.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Saute the chicken until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and add the garlic and green onions to the skillet. Saute just until slightly wilted and aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken broth, wine, and lemon zest. Simmer over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and capers and cook for 1 minute longer.

Serve with hot cooked rice or pasta.

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