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Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Sautéed chicken breasts served with a lemon butter sauce and capers make a simple yet elegant meal that will make you feel like you are dining at your favorite restaurant.

Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

This delicious chicken recipe is a Buca Di Beppo copycat. In full disclosure, I’ve only eaten at Buca Di Beppo a few times even though there’s one just minutes from my house and I’ve never had their Chicken Limone, so I can’t say how this recipe compares to the original.

Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce


But the recipe sounded too delicious not to try and I’m always struggling to come up for new dinner ideas that will appeal to the whole family. Pan-fried chicken breasts are topped with a buttery lemon and wine sauce and sprinkled with capers. Yum! If you love the flavor of lemons and capers, this meal is sure to become one of your favorites.


We just checked into our hotel in Indianapolis yesterday. Our son is having surgery tomorrow at Indiana University Hospital. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw a Bucca Di Beppo flyer in the hotel lobby knowing that I had planned to post this recipe today.

Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Yesterday when we got on the place it was 73 degrees in Charlotte and it was 21 degrees and snowing when we arrived in Indianapolis. Hello again winter! There’s no relief in site this week so I think we will be eating lots of comfort foods this week and maybe we will even make a trip to Bucca Di Beppo for some Chicken Limone. And I can say, Mmmm….tastes just like home 🙂

Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce comes together in just about 20 minutes. The chicken breasts are pounded to 1/4-inch thickness so they cook super fast. You can cook the chicken while the sauce simmers to save time.

What to serve with Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce:

I love steamed broccoli, sauteed spinach, or roasted asparagus with this chicken dinner. Parmesan Rice is also a great side dish to pair it with or serve it over angel hair pasta.

Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

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Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken with a delicious Lemon Butter Sauce and capers.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 20 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins


Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/4-inch and cut in half
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup extra light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Parsley for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, combine wine and garlic over medium heat. Bring wine to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer until wine is reduced in half, about 3 to 4 minutes. Pour through a strainer into a bowl to remove garlic.
  • Rinse out saucepan, add butter and place over medium heat. When butter has melted return wine to pan along with cream and salt.
  • Cut lemon and half and squeeze juice of one half into saucepan.. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 to 12 minutes.. Cover and remove from heat.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Coat each piece of chicken in flour and season with salt and pepper. Place in skillet and sauté about 4 minutes per side.
  • Arrange chicken on a serving platter. Sprinkle with capers, and spoon sauce on top. Garnish with parsley and lemons if desired.


Calories: 541kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipe

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Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3: The Secret Formulas for Duplicating Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes at Home (Top Secret Recipes)

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30 thoughts on “Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce”

  1. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope your son has a speedy recovery. This sounds like a nice dish to have any day of the week.

  2. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    This dish looks so simple yet so sophisticated. I love the sound of that butter-wine sauce! Perfect dinner indeed!
    Sending big hugs to your family. Best wishes for your son! xx

  3. This chicken sounds wonderful Christin. Hope your son’s surgery went smoothly and he is recovering well. Comfort dishes like this are always nice 🙂

  4. Judit & Corina @WineDineDaily

    Looks beautiful and delicious Christin! Love the lemon wine sauce, it is such a simple yet elegant sauce with the chicken. Hope your son is doing well!

  5. You cannot go wrong with chicken and a lemon butter sauce. Maybe just need a side of lemon butter pasta?
    I hope your son’s surgery went smoothly.

  6. I hope that your son had a successful surgery and that he is recovering!

    And this chicken sounds wonderful – I mean with a lemon butter sauce? yes, yes!

  7. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    This looks sooo perfect! My husband would go crazy for this! Buca is his favorite restaurant…we always go when we’re on vacation because we don’t have one around here…

  8. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    This looks amazing but I’m not sure what part sounds better the lemon or the butter. Guess I don’t have to take sides. I can have them both!

  9. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    With this, you just made one of my all-time favorite meals. This looks amazing Christin!

  10. Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk

    Great recipe! Sounds like the perfect recipe to ease into Spring time (whenever that comes…)

    I’m wishing you and your family all the best and a speedy recovery for you son 🙂

  11. Sounds and looks delicious! I am praying for your son for the surgery and speedy recovery. My thoughts are with you and your family! 🙂

  12. This meal sounds fabulous, Christin, and I wish your son a successful surgery and speedy recovery. My thoughts are with you, my friend!

  13. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    Sometimes simple recipes are THE BEST! This chicken is testimony of that-love the capers and lemon combo.
    Hoping your son’s surgery goes smoothly.

  14. Bam's Kitchen

    My prayers are with your son and your family as he goes through this procedure. I think this will be a recovery dish for him once he is back up to eating again. Please take care..thinking of you..BAM

  15. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I love the combination of lemon and capers. And the lemon butter sauce sounds dreamy! Looks great, Christin!

  16. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    Sounds delicious! I love the lemon butter sauce since lemon chicken is SO good!

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