Crawley Family Chicken Breasts with Caper Cream Sauce

Crawley Family Chicken Breasts with Caper Cream Sauce
Staff Writer
Sylvia McArdle & Stephanie Hannus

This dish combines the Edwardian love for capers/salty appetizers in a fancy entrée. As this is a relatively inexpensive yet still elegant dish to offer, this would be a staple for Downton Abbey dinners when no guests are present.

4
Servings
168
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook (F+W Media, September 2012) By Emily Ansara Baines

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed

Directions

Thoroughly season the chicken breasts with the lemon pepper, sea salt, black pepper, dill, and garlic powder. Then marinate the chicken breasts for at least 2 hours in the lemon juice.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sugar, and sauté for 5 minutes. Place the breasts in a skillet and increase the heat to medium-high. Turn the chicken frequently until brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the breasts for 5-7 minutes or until they're cooked through. Remove the chicken, cover with foil, and keep warm.

Increase the heat to high, and whisk in the wine and the heavy cream. Whisk until the mixture is reduced to a sauce like consistency, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, then stir in the capers. Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
48µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
48mg
5%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
51mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
240mg
16%
Water
55g
2%

Family Shopping Tip

Plan out and shop for a week's worth of dinners. Keep essential oils, spices, and herbs in your pantry at all times.

Family Cooking Tip

Applesauce and plain yogurt are good fat substitutes in most recipes. For maximum texture and flavor, replace no more than half the amount of the fat listed in the recipe.