Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Lemon Caper


From the kitchen of:

Mrs. Sarah E. Trainer

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  Proverbs 31:15

A healthy, low fat, low cost recipe. 

Total Cost:  $7.60  Serves:  4 at $1.90 per serving.


  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth, 99% fat free
  • 1 beef or chicken bullion cube
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons capers, drained

Directions to Prepare:

  • Spray nonstick skillet with olive oil spray
  • Sauté garlic for 2 minutes
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and  pepper
  • Add chicken to the skillet; cook on the grill until juices run clear
  • While chicken is cooking:
    • Mix in medium bowl, chicken broth, lemon juice, bullion cube, and 3/4 cup of water
    • Mix in small bowl until smooth, cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water
  • Remove chicken from the skillet when done; keep warm
  • Pour chicken broth mixture to the skillet and bring to a boil
  • Stir in  cornstarch mixture, reduce to medium heat
  • Spray capers with olive oil spray and add to sauce
  • Continue stirring until sauce reaches desired consistency
  • Place chicken in caper sauce and reduce to keep warm until ready to serve
  • Serve caper sauce over chicken.



Meat Tenderizing Tip: 1/4 c vinegar, 2 T oil and spices of your choice (Italian dressing works good) with meat in a sealed bag for a minimum of 2 hours.