Chicken with White Beans, Capers and Lemon

, from Issue #93. October, 2020
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Chicken with White Beans, Capers and Lemon

One-pan dishes are perfect any-night, no-mess meals. You can stir some baby spinach leaves into the pan for extra goodness.

Serves: 2


2 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts
sea salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
knob of butter
½ cup white wine
finely grated zest 1 lemon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup drained capers
½ teaspoon chicken stock powder
400-gram tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a medium sauté pan and cook the chicken on each side until golden and fully cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

Add the wine, lemon zest and juice, capers, stock powder and beans to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes to reduce a little. Return the chicken and resting juices to the pan, turn to coat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Take off the heat and add the parsley before serving.

Change-outs: You can use 2 salmon fillets or pork steaks in place of the chicken breasts. Chickpeas, butter beans or cooked lentils are also delicious instead of cannellini beans.