Chicken Caper

About This Caper Chicken Recipe

Looking for a delicious weeknight dinner idea? Try Dasha Mulligan’s Caper Chicken recipe! This dish combines juicy chicken with tangy capers for a flavorful, easy-to-make meal. Join us as we explore Dasha Mulligan’s recipe and learn how to create a tasty dinner in no time!

About Dasha Mulligan

Nearly a decade ago, Dasha started on a weight loss journey, unaware that it would evolve into a thriving career in health and fitness. Initially motivated by aesthetic goals, she adjusted her diet. However, as Dasha dived deeper into understanding food, her focus shifted towards improving overall health rather than mere appearance.

Years of following a strict Paleo diet regimen taught Dasha important lessons, which she now combines with a more flexible approach to eating. Her passion for health and fitness led her to pursue various courses, expanding her knowledge to assist others in their wellness journeys.

Today, Dasha is a personal trainer, fitness instructor, CrossFit Level 1 trainer, and nutrition coach. She aims to motivate and empower others to achieve their full potential through exercise, diet, and adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Check out her website, Base Nutrition and Fitness, and IG channel.

Ingredients

  • 500g chicken
  • Salt & pepper
  • Pinch of dried Italian herbs
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp grain mustard (I used honey mustard)
  • Capers
  • 2 slivers of butter
  • ⅓ cup of water

Instructions

  1. Slice half of the lemon into thin slices, and use the juice from the other half for the sauce. Cut the chicken breast into smaller pieces and pound to a thickness of about 1 cm. 
  2. Season the chicken on both sides with salt, pepper, and herbs. Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat and spray with oil. 
  3. Let it heat up, add the chicken, and cook for about 3 minutes on one side. When the chicken is browned, turn and cook the other side for approximately two more minutes. 
  4. Then lower the heat, add the butter, water, grain mustard, lemon juice, lemon slices, and capers to the pan, and swirl it a few times to blend the flavors. 
  5. Let the sauce simmer for about 4-5 minutes. Serve, for example, with green beans and roasted potatoes.

Prepping and Cooking Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts are a go-to choice for many dishes, from salads to sandwiches, and are loved by health-conscious eaters and those who prefer white meat. Learn how to prep and cook chicken breasts perfectly for juicy, flavorful results.

Chicken breasts come from the front of the bird, specifically the chest area. Each bird has two breasts divided by a bone. This cut of meat is boneless and easy to shape into various dishes.

After slicing the chicken breast, you’ll have an oblong piece of meat thicker on one end and thinner on the other. To ensure even cooking, flatten the breast with a meat tenderizer. This method helps maintain moisture and promotes even cooking.

Cooking Techniques

  • Baking: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Lightly coat the breasts in olive oil and herbs, then bake for 20-25 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Frying: Coat the breasts in breadcrumbs or spices, then fry until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Grilling: Oil the grill grate and cook the breasts over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side until they reach 165°F internally.

Tips for Perfectly Cooked Chicken

  • Season the breasts with salt and pepper before cooking.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches a safe internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Let the cooked chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving to allow juices to redistribute.

Chicken breasts have a mild flavor that pairs well with various seasonings and sauces. Chicken breasts are versatile and can be customized to suit any palate, whether baked, fried, or grilled.

Mastering the art of cooking chicken breasts opens up endless possibilities for delicious meals. Experiment with different flavors and cooking methods to discover your favorite way to enjoy this versatile protein.

Other Chicken Recipes That You Can Try

Discover a variety of delicious chicken recipes that are easy to make! From Lana Laz’s Chicken Confit with Garlic Dill Potatoes to Monya’s Lemon and Oregano Chicken bake, each dish is packed with flavor. Try Nikki Francois’s Spicy Orange Chicken and Cauliflower Rice for a tasty twist, or enjoy Kirstie Cotter’s Whole Roasted Chicken with Vegetables for a comforting classic. These recipes offer a flavorful and satisfying mealtime experience!

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Chicken Confit & Garlic Dill Potatoes Recipe

Discover the rich flavors of Lana Laz’s Chicken Confit with Garlic Dill Potatoes—a delightful twist on a classic slow-cooked dish. If you’re craving a decadent meal but short on time, this recipe is the perfect solution. Enjoy tender chicken infused with rich flavors, cooked perfectly in its juices. Paired with flavorful garlic dill potatoes, this dish promises a satisfying dining experience without the lengthy cooking process. Treat yourself to a taste of confit without the wait!

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Start on a flavorful journey with Nikki Francois’s Spicy Orange Chicken and Cauliflower Rice recipe. Experience the fusion of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors in every satisfying bite. This Asian-inspired dish is not only delicious but also gluten-free, free from unhealthy oils, and devoid of refined sugar. Discover how nutrient-dense ingredients can transform your meals and reignite your passion for healthy eating. Join Nikki and indulge in one of her favorite recipes!

Whole Roasted Chicken With Vegetables

Simple Whole Roasted Chicken with Vegetables Recipe 

Savor the timeless dish of Whole Roasted Chicken with Vegetables, a comforting classic reinvented by Kirstie Cotter. Say goodbye to additives and hello to pure flavor as zesty lemon and aromatic garlic take center stage. With this simple yet satisfying recipe, you’ll savor every juicy bite without the guilt. Plus, enjoy the bonus of ample leftovers for tomorrow’s feast—or maybe not; it’s just that good.

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Caper Chicken Recipe: A Tasty Weeknight Dinner by Dasha Mulligan

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