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Chicken with lemon and mastic

Poulet Au Citron Et Au Mastic

A lively, refreshing chicken recipe.

Mastic is a rare spice that comes from the island of Chios, in Greece. It’s aroma evokes both mint and pine and works wonderfully with citrus and wild herbs, such as sage.


  • 2 citrons lemons
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. capers
  • ½ cup sweet white wine (preferably Greek) or ½ cup white wine + 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp mastic


  1. 1

    First, grate the zest of both lemons in a bowl. Then add the juice of one lemon.

  2. 2

    Slice the chicken breasts in thin escalopes. Marinate chicken 5 minutes in the lemon juice with zest.

  3. 3

    Add the sage, garlic and flour to the bowl. Add salt and pepper and mix well.

  4. 4

    Heat a large pan on medium. Pour in the oil and brown the chicken.

  5. 5

    When the chicken is almost cooked, add the capers, wine, remaining lemon juice and mastic.

  6. 6

    Cook and stir delicately until the chicken in cooked and the cooking juice is reduced.