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Terry's Lemon Caper Chicken

Rated as 4.15 out of 5 Stars

"Affectionately referred to as 'flat chicken' by my family, this recipe is a favorite! My mom would make it once a week and now my kids and I carry on the tradition. It is flavorful, easy and goes well with rice or pasta."
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25 m servings 404
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Beat eggs and black pepper together in a bowl. Place bread crumbs in a separate, shallow bowl.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip each piece of chicken breast into the beaten eggs, and then press into the bread crumbs. Brush loose bread crumbs off the chicken, and place into the hot oil. Pan fry until golden brown on each side, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Remove chicken from heat.
  3. Arrange chicken pieces on serving platter, and drizzle a small amount of the caper juice over the chicken. Top with the capers, and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 404 calories; 15 26.2 43 190 574 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

My kids love this recipe and often, they help make it.

Most helpful critical review

Very bland

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My kids love this recipe and often, they help make it.

Loved this recipe. I had done a couple of tweaks to it. I floured the chicken before I dipped the chicken into the egg then bread crumbs. I also did as one of the other reviews had suggested...

This was tasty. I used panko bread crumbs, added salt and pepper to the chicken and pan fried in a mixture of olive oil and butter until golden brown and cooked through. I squeezed lemon juice ...

Super easy and delicious to make! I used chicken tenders and left the capers out. Yummy! :)

Very bland

This is a great dish! The directions for the sauce were perfect, as a novice cook I needed that specific info. I added garlic as well as some cornstarch to the sauce to make it even thicker. I d...

I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out wonderfully. Very quick and easy to make a gourmet meal. Served it with a chilled watermelon \feta salad

Yummy! Everyone in my family likes this lemony chicken. I served it over Trader Joe's lemon pepper pasta. A real hit! Will make again and again.

It was pounded chicken with capers on top. Nothing special. If you like capers, it is good -- capers on chicken.