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This luscious, lemony sauce is an all-around winner in our book. It has a bright, briny flavor, is made from ingredients you likely have on hand, and goes with everything from chicken to tofu to scallops. Bonus: It's lower in calories than a lot of other pan sauces.

EatingWell Magazine, March 2021


Credit: Eva Kolenko

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Remove tenders from chicken and reserve for another use. Place the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and gently pound with a meat mallet, rolling pin or small skillet to an even thickness of about ½ inch. Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, flipping once, until well browned on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Continue to cook, flipping often, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a clean cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add shallot to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in broth and wine, scraping up any browned bits. Simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, butter, capers and parsley. Serve the chicken with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

3 oz. chicken & 3 Tbsp. sauce
264 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 70mg; sodium 382mg; carbohydrates 7g; protein 24g; sugars 1g; saturated fat 4g.