Lemon Butter Chicken

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Indulge in the rich and tangy flavors of Lemon Butter Chicken that is sure to become your new go-to recipe for dinner. This dish offers a delectable blend of zesty lemon, savory garlic, creamy butter, and Parmesan cheese that will tantalize your taste buds with every bite. The succulent chicken breasts are tender and juicy, while the sauce is velvety smooth and adds the perfect amount of tanginess to the dish. The aroma of this meal will have your mouth watering before it even reaches the table.

This recipe is perfect for those looking for an easy and quick weeknight dinner, as it can be prepared in just a matter of minutes. The dish can be served with your favorite side dish, such as rice, pasta, or vegetables, to make it a complete meal that the whole family will enjoy. With its bold flavors and simple preparation, this Lemon Butter Chicken recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves delicious and satisfying food. So savory…this dish will leave you coming back for more! Perfect for any weeknight dinner!

Serve this Lemon Butter Chicken with some crusty French Bread, Cheesy Garlic Bread or homemade Ciabatta Bread. Add in a garden fresh salad and what a perfect meal.


Lemon Butter Chicken

Lemon Butter Chicken

This savory Lemon Butter Chicken is easy to make and just over the top in taste! Full of flavor, every bite is really unforgettable. The lemon-cream sauce mixed with fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese pairs perfectly with tender and juicy chicken. So savory…this dish will leave you coming back for more! Perfect for any weeknight dinner!

  • Author: Amanda Mason
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :30
  • Total Time: :40
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stove Top


Units Scale
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Splash of dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or sage
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  3. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Add the chicken and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and set chicken aside on separate plate.
  5. While the chicken is resting, return back to the same skillet and melt remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes.
  6. Stir in chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, splash of wine and thyme.
  7. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce heat. Add in the spinach and parsley and simmer until the spinach and parsley has wilted and the sauce has slightly thickened.
  8. Continue to cook the sauce about 5-7 minutes so the sauce becomes thicker. You don’t want the sauce to become too runny!
  9. Once your sauce is to the desired thickness, return the chicken to the oven proof dish.
  10. Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the dish and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving. Top with fresh chopped parsley.
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