This creamy lemon chicken with capers recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing. A creamy sauce doesn’t have to mean a ton of calories and this recipe will show you how to make that happen.

This recipe is absolutely delicious and it’s so easy that it hardly takes 30 minutes to make.

Tender and juicy chicken breast cutlets served over lemony, buttery, and caper topped sauce is the ultimate comfort food that your heart and soul would crave after a long day of work.

Serve it with pasta, spaghetti, sautéed veggies, or mashed potatoes, and enjoy a quick homemade dinner with your loved ones.

Ingredients you will need for this recipe

Storage Instructions

You can store the chicken Piccata in an airtight container for 4 days in the refrigerator or for around 3 months in the freezer. Place the sauce and chicken in a separate bag if freezing; to reheat, thaw the chicken overnight in the fridge and then heat chicken and sauce together in the oven.

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If you are looking for other easy chicken recipes, check out this Parmesan Chicken recipe or these Chicken Parmesan Rollups.

You might also like this honey mustard chicken too. These recipes are easy to make and perfect additions to your weekly meal plan.

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Creamy Lemon Chicken With Capers

Dash of Herbs
This creamy lemon chicken with capers recipe is only 8 SmartPoints per serving. A creamy sauce doesn't have to mean a ton of WW SmartPoints and this recipe will show you how to make that happen.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 396 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup capers
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or white wine
  • 4 Tablespoons light butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Salt and pepper the chicken.  In a large skillet, melt 2 T of butter over medium heat. Cook the chicken about 7-8 minutes on each side. Set aside.
    lemon chicken with capers process step 4
  • Add the chicken broth or wine (depending on which one you use), lemon juice and capers. Bring to a boil.
    lemon chicken with capers process step 6
  • Take the chicken out of the skillet and set aside.  Add the remaining butter and olive oil to the pan and melt until the sauce thickens a bit.
    lemon chicken with capers process step 7
  • To serve, add the creamy capers sauce and put it over the cooked chicken.


Calories: 396kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 49gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 873mgPotassium: 863mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 336IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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  1. It was great. I’d like to thicken the sauce up a bit more, but I don’t want to add extra smartpoints. The flavor was fantastic!

  2. I love them too! I had no idea how great this would be, but it’s so good. Refreshing with the lemon and a bit savory with the sauce and the capers. Let me know if you try it. I’d love to know how it turned out for you.

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