Kamis, 26 Desember 2019

Delicious Lemon Butter Chicken

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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!

This savory Lemon Butter Chicken is super easy to make and just over the top in taste! 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! Perfect for any weeknight dinner!

This simple and crazy flavorful chicken dish is about to become a favorite in your house. I guarantee it! Gosh…I love a good chicken dish. I mean…who doesn’t? If you are anything like me though, you get in this rut of making the same chicken recipes over and over and over again. Well, sometimes you need to switch it up a bit and this recipe is the perfect one to try if you are tired of the same old chicken recipe!


Ingredients:


  • 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
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 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 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.


NOTES:

If you want to kick this recipe up a notch and make it a bit more fancy, you can add in the following:

  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Capers

You would simply add the fresh mushrooms and capers in when you add in the spinach and parsley!