Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chicken in a Caper Cream Sauce

Chicken in a Caper Cream Sauce
This was sooooooo simple to make but doesn't it look beautiful?  The family asked for "regular lasagna" so I complied but knew I'd have to come up with something for myself.  I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and knew it was right up my alley.  I love me some cream sauces!  It's something that still feels sinful after so many years of thinking they were evil on low fat/low calorie diets.  Don't skimp on the seasonings because they are what really makes the flavor of the sauce when you deglaze the pan with heavy cream.  I thought it was just a tiny bit salty so use your own judgement on whether to reduce the amount.  I tend to think quite a few recipes are too salty so I think I'm overly sensitive.  This recipe only takes 3 more minutes than a basic skillet chicken breast so go that extra step and make this fabulous cream sauce! *INDUCTION FRIENDLY*

4 STARS
4 servings
1.5 net carbs per serving


4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 tsp lemon pepper (some brands add sugar so read labels)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried dill weed
1 tsp garlic powder
3 TBSP butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 TBSP capers, drained and rinsed (I didn't rinse as I like the vinegar)


Season chicken breasts with lemon pepper, salt, dill weed and garlic powder.  Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Place breasts in skillet and sear each side until brown, then reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until juices run clear, about 5 additional minutes.  Remove chicken and put on serving platter.  With skillet still on burner on medium high, Whisk in whipping cream, whisking continuously about 3 minutes, until sauce is reduced.  Remove from heat, stir in capers.  Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

10 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I will definitely be trying this one. Sounds like the chicken from Buca, but better :)

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    1. Thanks! Let me know what you think!

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    2. HI! I just wanted to take a quick sec to tell you that I FINALLY tried this, and WOW! So good!!!
      llamamama

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    3. I have been sharing all my favorite recipes with my family on my blog. I hope it is okay if I share your recipe - giving full credit to you, of course. :)

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  2. Oh WOW I just made this and like you left the caper "juice"it was so good. This will be on my weekly list of meal.. thanks kindly

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    1. Yum! Caper juice is what makes it Pop!

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  3. Oh my gosh! This was the BEST chicken I have ever had in my life. It was sooooo tender it was unbelievable! I will be making this weekly and sending it to all of my friends! Thank you so very much for posting this wonderful recipe!!!

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  4. I made this for dinner, and it was yummy. I do not usually like breast meat because I always over cook it. I had to cook a little longer than 5 minutes after browned, but the breast I made were pretty thick. That being said, everyone LOVED IT !!

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