Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe

Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe

How To Make Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken

Smoky and tangy, this lemon butter chicken makes a no-fuss dinner meal of fall-off-the-bone tender chicken, smothered in a rich and creamy sauce!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 6chicken thighs,bone in, skin on
  • 1tbsppaprika
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 3garlic cloves
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese
  • 1lemon,juiced
  • 2cupsfresh baby spinach
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • 1cupchicken broth


  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, and paprika.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown. Drain excess fat and set aside.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Add the garlic, stir until fragrant, then add the chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan, lemon juice, thyme, and stir.

  4. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low. Stir in the spinach, simmer until spinach has wilted and the sauce has thickened.

  5. Return the chicken to the skillet.

  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 894.20kcal
  • Fat: 71.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 27.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.60g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.14g
  • Fiber: 1.57g
  • Sugar: 2.45g
  • Protein: 54.20g
  • Cholesterol: 355.49mg
  • Sodium: 986.38mg
  • Calcium: 181.35mg
  • Potassium: 801.69mg
  • Iron: 3.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 347.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.23mg
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