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Garlic Butter Chicken Bake with Smokey Paprika and Lemon
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4.17 from 6 votes

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Bake

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon chicken, lemon garlic butter chicken
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 264kcal
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


  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Pop chicken breasts into a ziploc bag along with the paprika and shake to coat the chicken
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, or until it starts to thicken up
  • 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
  • Place in the oven on a middle shelf and cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through
  • Serve and enjoy


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.8g | Protein: 15.4g | Fat: 18.6g | Saturated Fat: 10.7g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1.9g