Lemon Paprika Chicken

I was craving a good lemon dish but didn’t feel like making Chicken Piccata, this was a little easier to make actually. My husband loves the flavor that capers have so I whipped up a little something. I made it with two chicken breasts but next time I’ll filet them so they are not only thinner but it can serve 4.

I was very happy with the way this dish turned out. I loved the briny flavor from the capers and the cream based sauce with it. This will be a dish thats made a few times a month.


Lemon Paprika Chicken

Two whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, filleted


Salt and Pepper

3 tbsp butter

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1/4 dry white wine

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 half and half

Juice from 1 lemon

Two big handfuls of Kale

8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms

1 tbsp capers


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat two tablespoons of butter in a skillet on medium to medium high heat. Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika on both sides then sear the chicken in the skillet. Don’t worry about cooking the chicken completely, we just want to brown the outside. Set chicken on a plate. Add the last tablespoon of butter and cook the garlic and mushrooms. Once the mushrooms have begun to soften add the thyme and white wine. Cook down the wine to about half and add chicken broth, half and half and lemon juice. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning as needed with salt and pepper. Stir in the kale and capers and cook down the sauce to your desired thickness. Return the chicken to the pan and place in the oven. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breasts. Serve with mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.


I don’t have the calories for this dish since I want to adjust the portions of the chicken. Ill edit it at a later date but you can plug it into MyFitnessPal and it’ll give you the calories.

Author: TheTiredFoodie

Iโ€™m a white coat wife, mommy and foodie thats trying to get back in shape. I take recipes from various blogs, cookbooks and those random Facebook posts and turn them into my own! Trying to find a way to get fit and still eat things I enjoy.

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