Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  49
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  1 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  55 mg
  • Potassium  28 mg
  • Phosphorus  8 mg
  • Calcium  3 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Lemon Caper Sauce

Turn plain fish or chicken into a delicious main course by pairing with this tasty recipe for Lemon Caper Sauce. Especially tasty with fish, Lemon Caper Sauce, is a low-sodium, kidney-friendly accent for meat, chicken, or even side dishes such as rice and low-potassium vegetables.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created exclusively for by DaVita dietitian Sara, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 2 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 


    1. Melt butter in the skillet over low heat.  Add flour and stir to mix.
    2. Pour broth into flour mixture and continue stirring for 1 minute. 
    3. Add wine, lemon juice, capers and pepper.  Continue to stir and cook until sauce thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute finely ground black pepper for white pepper if desired.
  • Serve sauce over fish, chicken, meat or cooked pasta or vegetable of choice.

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Lemon Caper Sauce



I am excited to try this tonight. I do not have any wine so I will increase the lemon. thank you for being there.

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