Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe

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Roasted Chicken FINAL

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I am all about skillet meals – what I normally do is make a dish like the one above and cook up a couple cups of rice and dinner is done!

I usually make my meals using chicken breasts but I went for thighs for this recipe since Eric really prefers thigh meat and the cost. The thighs for this meal cost about $2.50 and with everything else this dish is coming in at about $5. I am really trying to save money to this in the food cost department but I do not want to lose out of flavor. It really is a hard balance.

This is what you will need

Roasted Chicken Ingredients

Most of these ingredients are in your pantry right now. I would say that this recipe is perfect if you are a novice cook.

Roasted Chicken

What I love with this dish – is that I had some extra and it reheated really well the next day for Eric for lunch.

Roasted Chicken 2

I love to serve this dish in the skillet itself – I love that everything is one in this one skillet. I added lemon zest on top for a finishing touch and I highly suggest you try this as well.

roasted Chicken 3

If you do make my Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe please make sure and comment and let me know what you thought 🙂 I know you and your family will love it!

Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe



  • 4 -5 Chicken Thighs - Skin and Bone In
  • 2 Teaspoons of Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Cup of Chicken Broth
  • ½ Cup of Heavy Cream
  • ½ Cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • Zest of One Lemon
  • Juice Of One Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 3 Cups of Spinach


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a bowl mix - paprika, salt, and pepper. Season the thighs with this mixture
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat - place chicken skin side down into the butter - sear both sides about 4 minutes each
  4. Place chicken on a plate and get rid of a bit of the grease
  5. Add garlic into the skillet - stir in broth, cream, Parmesan, lemon juice, zest, spinach, and thyme
  6. Bring to boil
  7. Add chicken back in
  8. Bake for 25 Minutes
  9. Enjoy

This recipe is adapted from HERE