Buca Di Beppo Chicken Limone

Buca Di Beppo Chicken Limone are chicken breasts pan-seared with a buttery lemon sauce and capers. It’s the perfect light dinner.

Lemon chicken with capers

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Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect weeknight dinner? I have a solution for you. It’s the copycat recipe for Buca Di Beppo Chicken Limone.

A lightly grilled chicken breast is served with a lemon butter sauce with the right touch of capers. This light chicken dish pairs deliciously with pasta, mashed potatoes, or even cauliflower rice!

The Perfect Weeknight Dinner Recipe

This is a very easy dinner to make! Did I mention it takes about 20 minutes to prepare? You can’t go out to get dinner in 20 minutes!!

Chicken Limone Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Egg
  • Lemon juice
  • All-purpose flour
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Butter
  • Chicken bouillon
  • Water
  • Capers

How to Make Chicken Limone (Lemon Chicken)

  1. Pound out chicken breasts until they are thin and even in thickness.
  1. Dip the chicken in a mixture of beaten egg and lemon juice.
  1. You will dredge the chicken in a seasoned flour mixture. By seasoning the chicken breasts, they pick up the additional flavor and the sauce will really cling to the chicken for a real delight.
  1. Cook the chicken in melted butter.
chicken dredged in flour and sauteing in a pan
  1. Quickly make a sauce by adding chicken broth and lemon juice to the pan. This sauce is made without using wine, so it is perfect if you want a pan sauce without alcohol.
  1. Cover and cook until the chicken is done.
  1. Place the chicken and sauce on serving plates. Garnish with capers and lemon slices.

Pan Searing Chicken Tips

Want to get the perfectly browned piece of chicken?

  • Grab your cast iron skillet. They are known for browning meat the best.
  • Get the pan hot before placing the chicken in the pan. A hot pan keeps the meat from steaming.
  • After you put the meat in the pan, resist moving or turning it over too often. Flip it once or twice only. The brown color happens when the chicken isn’t moved around the pan.

CopyKat Tip: Pound chicken breasts thin or slice them in half so they cook quickly.

Recipe Variation

If you want a low-carb dinner, use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. Serve Chicken Limone with a salad, cauliflower rice, or zoodles.

pan-seared lemon chicken with capers

Perfect Sides to Serve with Lemon Chicken

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Check out more of my easy chicken breast recipes and the best copycat restaurant recipes here on CopyKat!

Lemon chicken with capers

Buca di Beppo Chicken Limone

You can make Lemon Chicken like Buca di Beppo at home with this easy copycat recipe. This delicious chicken with lemon butter sauce and capers is great for a weeknight meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Limone, Chicken Recipes, Copycat, Lemon, Lemon Butter Chicken, Lemon Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 214kcal


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice divided use
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  • Place the egg and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a small bowl. Whisk until the egg is well beaten.
  • Place flour, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Put chicken breast between two sheets of waxed paper. Pound the chicken until it is flattened and even in thickness.
  • Dry the chicken off by patting it with paper towels. The dryer your chicken, the more the batter will adhere to the chicken.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg mixture.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook it 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  • Dissolve bouillon in hot water.
  • Add bouillon mixture and 2 tablespoons lemon juice to chicken.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Transfer the chicken to serving plates.
  • Spoon the sauce over the chicken.
  • Garnish with capers and lemon slices.


Thanks to breadilious for sharing this chicken recipe.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. John Strom

    4 stars
    In order to keep the breading/crust adhering to the chicken (or any meat), the meat should first be patted completely dry prior to dredging. Water will cause bubbling and separation due to the steam created when heated. Also, if you want a slightly crispier crust, try dredging in the flour mixture prior to dipping in the egg mixture and then again in the flour after the egg mixture.

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