Chicken with Cilantro-Parsley-Capers Sauce

by Erica Dinho on March 23, 2011

Chicken with Cilantro-parsley sauce

I made this chicken for lunch about three weeks ago and it was very tasty and easy to make. Serve it with mashed potatoes, noodles or white plain rice to soak up the delicious sauce. I used boneless chicken breast for this recipe, but you can use your favorite chicken parts.

Enjoy it!

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(4 servings)

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  1. Trim any excess fat from the chicken. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Place a chicken breast half between 2 sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap.
  2. Flatten to an even thickness of about 1⁄2 inch. In a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. When hot, add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and sauté gently, turning once, until the chicken is golden, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a warmed plate. Add the shallot to the sauce pan and sauté, stirring until translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute more. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the heavy cream and chicken stock, increase the heat to medium and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up any browned bits from the pan bottom and blending well. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the parsley, cilantro and capers.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Return the chicken to the pan and cook for 5 minutes more, turning each breast several times in the sauce until well coated and hot.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a serving plate or individual plates and spoon the remaining sauce over the chicken. Serve immediately.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vijitha March 23, 2011 at 5:02 PM

I have made a similar version but I have never tried using capers. Gotta try your recipe.


2 5 Star Foodie March 24, 2011 at 8:40 AM

The sauce with the herbs and capers sounds so flavorful, great to pair with the chicken!


3 Karen March 25, 2011 at 2:06 PM

This sounds like a really good sauce. I love capers & cilantro!


4 norma March 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I like this saue. I remember i tried it on shrimp a while back. Very tasty.


5 tasteofbeirut March 26, 2011 at 12:39 AM

This reminds me of a wonderful cilantro soup that I tasted one time in a Mexican restaurant; I have wanted to recreate this ever since. Thanks for a great recipe!


6 Trish January 7, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Erica, I would like to make this recipe but I don’t like white meat… can I use boneless thighs instead?


7 Erica January 8, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Trish, Yes.


8 Suzanne March 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I made this yesterday without the capers and without the cream and it was delicious. Thank you!


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