Lemon Butter Chicken

Photo credit: ©️Debra M. Kirsch 2022

This easy dinner makes a weeknight feel special!


Makes 4 servings

  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup miso or chicken broth
Photo credit: ©️Debra M. Kirsch 2022


  1. Generously season chicken thighs with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown. Drain excess fat. Set aside chicken, covered in foil, or keep warm in 350° oven.
  3. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in the skillet. Add garlic, stir until fragrant, then add chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan, lemon juice, thyme, and stir. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Stir in spinach, simmer until spinach has wilted and the sauce has thickened.
  5. Return chicken to the skillet. Bake at 400˚F (200˚C) for 25 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
Photo credit: ©️Debra M. Kirsch 2022

Published by dmonseesk

Equestrian, dog lover, and home gourmet.

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