20 Minute Company Chicken Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (pounded to an even thickness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish


Prep the Chicken: Pound the chicken breasts to about 1/2-inch thickness for even cooking. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Cook the Chicken: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Make the Sauce: In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.

Deglaze and Simmer: Deglaze the pan with white wine (or chicken broth), scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom. Allow the liquid to reduce slightly for about 1 minute.

Finish the Sauce: Stir in the heavy cream and capers. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Return the Chicken: Add the cooked chicken back to the pan and spoon the sauce over it to fully coat.

Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side.


  • Pounding Tips: Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap or parchment paper before pounding for easier cleanup.
  • Breadcrumbs: For a crispier texture, coat the pounded chicken in breadcrumbs mixed with a bit of Parmesan cheese before searing.
  • Variations: Add a handful of sliced mushrooms along with the onions, or a dollop of Dijon mustard to the sauce for more depth of flavor.
  • Side Dish Ideas: Serve your Company Chicken with rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, or a fresh salad.


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