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Lemon Butter Chicken

Deviyani Srivastava
30 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Lemon Butter Chicken RECIPE

I picked this recipe from a Food Channel called 'Tasty'. A must try for chicken lovers.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • American
  • Simmering
  • Baking
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 6 chicken thighs
  2. 1 tbsp paprika or chilli flakes
  3. Salt and pepper to taste
  4. 1 tsp dried thyme
  5. 3 tbsp butter
  6. 12 garlic cloves
  7. 2 packs of cream
  8. 1 cheese cube
  9. 2 lemons
  10. 1 bunch spinach leaves
  11. 200 ml vegetable or chicken broth
  12. 1 jalapeño, chopped finely


  1. Marinate the chicken with red chilli flake, salt and pepper.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a frying pan and fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides. Transfer in a Pyrex dish.
  3. In the same frying pan add garlic and fry till fragrant. Add the jalapeño and pour in the vegetable stock.
  4. Add in the cream, cheese, lemon, thyme and bring to a gradual boil on low heat. Stir in the spinach, cover and cook til it wilts.
  5. Make sure the sauce has thickened and pour it over the fried chicken. Taste to adjust seasoning and salt. Sprinkle some freshly ground pepper and put in the oven.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes on 180 degree centigrade and serve immediately.
  7. Squeeze some lemon juice just before eating. (Optional)

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