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Chicken Tenders Smothered in Lemon and Parsley

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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 for a busy weeknight and one that will quickly get on to the table.

Simple ingredients is what makes this fantastic dish so flavorful.  Sauteing and simmering all the ingredients in one skillet, allows all the flavors to infuse into the chicken tenders easily and it’s what truly makes this dish worthy to cook.

Chicken tenderloins cook up quickly.  A satisfying dish to serve with an easy side of steamed rice, noodles or spaghetti.  The sides are perfect to soak up some of that delicious lemon sauce.



For additional lemon sauce, add more lemon juice and white wine.  You can’t go wrong with this recipe or mess it up.  It’s perfect every time.  And the leftovers are even better the next day!

Try these Chicken Tenders Smothered in Lemon and Parsley, helps get dinner ready in less than 30 minutes, and one your family will love!



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Chicken Tenders Smothered in Lemon and Parsley
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4 to 6
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 for a busy weeknight and one that will quickly get on to the table.
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken tenders
  • all-purpose unbleached flour for dredging
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. capers
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 2 lemons- juiced
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet and on low heat, heat olive oil and butter.
  2. 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.
  3. Add chicken to the skillet, raise heat to medium and brown the chicken, cooking for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  4. 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. Cover and continue to simmer for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off heat and serve.
  5. Total Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
  6. Serves 4 to 6
If you prefer more lemon sauce, just add additional ¼ cup of white wine and additional ½ lemon juiced.


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  • Reply
    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

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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!!

  • Reply
    November 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    That bright lemony flavor sounds so good!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    Barbara Crary
    September 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I made it tonight and my husband couldn’t stop raving about how good it was. Thanks!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      September 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      So happy to hear Barbara!! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment and welcome to our blog! It’s so nice to meet you!

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    July 27, 2019 at 11:17 am

    This was a delicious meal I added mushrooms.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      July 30, 2019 at 4:38 am

      Welcome to our blog Olivia! It’s so nice to meet you. Adding in Mushrooms sounds perfect!! Thank you for stopping by!

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