Photo: Oxmoor House
4 servings

This simple chicken recipes features chicken breasts browned in a skillet then topped with a flavorful sauce of lemon juice, capers, parsley, and vermouth. If you don't want to use vermouth, substitute 1/3 cup of chicken broth.  Round out the meal by serving the chicken over pasta with a side dish of steamed asparagus.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper evenly over chicken. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove from skillet. Set aside; keep warm.

Step 2

Add 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, vermouth, lemon juice, and capers to skillet, scraping skillet to loosen browned bits. Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 minutes). Stir in parsley. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

Video is not the same as the recipe below

June 05, 2017
The sauce is quite good, but I really butchered the recipe. The video mentions breading the chicken, as well as cooking it in the sauce while finishing. The video also cut the cooking time for the chicken in half from the written recipe. Very confusing for amateur cooks like myself to follow. :(

Simple and Satisfying!

July 07, 2017
Easy to make and FAN-TAS-TIC dinner!


September 20, 2017
What is the difference between this recipe and chicken piccata?

kobi0013's Review

October 21, 2009
Very good recipe! My husband loves capers and this recipe was easy to make which I loved! It was "added to the list" and will be made again!

nicccolettte's Review

December 12, 2011
YUM! This is quick and easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly and served with pasta as in the photo. It was a great combination. I will definitely make again!

JazzDragon's Review

March 20, 2013

WhiteWings's Review

August 10, 2013
I made this yesterday and my mom (I'm a teenager and cook for my family 2-3 times a week) insisted that I make it again today. My older sister loved the sauce with the pasta. Very tasty 5/5 stars

zimmerec's Review

March 05, 2013
This recipe is so easy and so delicious. I added some sliced garlic when making the sauce for an added kick. My chicken took a little longer to cook than the recipe called for, but I just use a meat thermometer to measure the doneness. I served on some whole wheat pasta beds with a veg side. Great to have the leftovers the next day as my lunch also!

mariahill's Review

October 12, 2011
So yummy! I am just learning to cook and this was simple to make. My boyfriend scraped his plate clean. :)

shankanela's Review

April 08, 2012
A family favorite that is good enough for a dinner party! I serve it on a bed of steamed spinach, the sauce is excellent with the spinach. As a side dish I serve pasta with a little lemon olive oil, minced garlic, chopped tomato and fresh basil.