5 from 4 votes
Garlic Butter Chicken Bake with Smokey Paprika and Lemon
Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Bake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Everything cooks together in one pot and comes out total perfection. Still showing a hint of summer with little pops of flavour from cherry tomato, but hinting at the cooler weather to come with perfectly roasted chicken and potatoes in a creamy sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon chicken, lemon garlic butter chicken
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies
  • 2 chicken breasts preferably organic
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp organic unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated parmigiano reggiano
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 6 baby potatoes washed and quartered (leave skin on)
  • 1/2 red onion cut into wedges
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Pop chicken breasts into a ziploc bag along with the paprika and shake to coat the chicken
  3. Melt half the butter in an oven-safe pan (I used a cast iron skillet) over medium heat. Add in the paprika chicken breasts and cook for about 7 minutes, flipping the chicken half way through. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate
  4. Add the remaining butter into the same pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for about 2 minutes, until it becomes slightly golden and fragrant. Add in the chicken broth, cream, parmesan, thyme and a few squeezed lemon slices. Bring to a slow boil
  5. Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, or until it starts to thicken up
  6. Pop the cooked chicken into the cream sauce. Surround with the baby potatoes, red onion wedges and cherry tomatoes. Add the remaining lemon slices on top of the chicken breasts
  7. Place in the oven on a middle shelf and cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through
  8. Serve and enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.6g29%
Saturated Fat 10.7g67%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Carbohydrates 10.8g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 15.4g31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.