Chicken Recipes

Chicken Tenders Smothered in Lemon and Parsley

Chicken Tenders Smothered in Lemon and Parsley. Boneless chicken tenders smothered in lemon and parsley sauce is an exquisite dish that is easily prepared in a skillet. Succulent boneless chicken tenders simmered with white wine, capers, vegetable broth, lemon juice and parsley, is an ideal entrée to make and quickly get onto the table.

Simple ingredients is what makes this fantastic dish so flavorful. Sauteing, simmering and allowing all the flavors to infuse into the chicken tenders is truly what makes a dish worthy to cook.

A satisfying dish we love to serve with rice or potatoes to soak up its delicious lemon sauce. And the leftovers are even better the next day!

An easy dish to make in less than 30 minutes and one your family will love.

Chicken Tenders Smothered in Lemon and Parsley

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken tenders
  • whole wheat flour for dredging
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. capers
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 small lemon- juiced
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet and on low heat, heat olive oil and butter. 

In the meantime,  lightly season chicken tenders with salt and pepper.  Using a small bowl, add some flour and begin to lightly dredging the chicken, coating both sides.  Add chicken to the skillet, raise heat to medium and brown the chicken, cooking for about 3 minutes on each side. 

Add capers, white wine and cover. Simmer chicken tenders for about 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover, add vegetable broth, lemon juice and fresh chopped parsley.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.  Turn off heat and serve.   Time: 15 minutes.

Serves 4 to 6

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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    May 7, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Ohh I could pluck a couple of those tenders right out of the pan! they look SO good – a perfect dinner 🙂
    Mary x

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    May 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I love the sauce for this dish! So lemony delicious.

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    Tricia Buice
    May 8, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I could throw in some garlic too and serve it with pasta and hearty bread, and more wine – I am all over this dish! Thanks – sweet friends – have a wonderful Mother's day!

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    May 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Hey Tricia, I hear ya! This would be great with added garlic and served over pasta.

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    November 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    What a wonderful chicken dish!! I wish I could have some!!

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    November 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    That bright lemony flavor sounds so good!

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    February 6, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I really liked the recipe and add garlic to it also…thanks

    • Reply
      February 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Kit ! Welcome to our recipe blog! Glad you liked our recipe, and adding garlic sounds delicious! Thank you for leaving a lovely comment! Have a great weekend!

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