Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 18, 2023
My husband and I are always trying to increase the amount of fish in our diet. This recipe is fast, easy and enjoyable, even for non-fish lovers. —Catherine Jensen, Blytheville, Arkansas
Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • Lemon wedges, optional
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional


  1. Sprinkle tilapia with salt and pepper. Dust lightly with flour.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add tilapia; cook until lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add broth, lemon juice, butter and capers to same skillet; cook and stir until mixture is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Spoon over tilapia. If desired, serve with pasta and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 1 tablespoon sauce: 207 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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