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


The ingredients in this dish because we all need a little bit of easy and simple. Chicken breasts, fresh garlic, fresh spinach, paprika, lemon, fresh cracked pepper and heavy cream. Easy! Oh and in the ingredients you will see a splash of white wine…this is totally optional. You don’t have to add the wine…I promise it still tastes fantastic without it so leave it out if you want! Totally fine!



LEMON BUTTER CHICKEN RECIPE
A delicious Lemon Butter Chicken. Seasoned chicken in a creamy lemon butter sauce that is sure to delight.



Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut in half)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Splash of dry white wine (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Dash salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  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 (a Le Creuset Dutch Oven works well or a RockCrok or cast iron 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 cook stirring frequently about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in chicken broth, splash of dry white wine, lemon juice and thyme.
  7. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and let the sauce reduce and thicken.
  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. Add the heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, turn temperature down and cook for a minute or two.
  10. Add in the spinach and simmer until the spinach has wilted and the sauce has slightly thickened.
  11. Once your sauce is to the desired thickness, return the chicken to the skillet.
  12. Place in the oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  13. Remove the dish and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.