Easy Butter Chicken

Easy Butter Chicken

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"This simple but impressive recipe produces succulent chicken that is perfect for any sauce or just the pan drippings poured over top. Enjoy!"


20 m servings 235 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and tarragon; drizzle with lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. Place an oven proof skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat and melt the butter. Place the chicken in the dish, turning to coat both sides. Cover the chicken with a sheet of parchment paper, and then cover with a lid.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
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  1. 42 Ratings


This ended up being one of the easiest and best chicken recipes I've used recently Instead of one tablespoon of lemon juice, I ended up using the juice of a whole lemon. I had forgotten to preh...

I was a little skeptical at first of this recipe but the reviews were good so I made it and IT IS THE BEST!! The chicken is very tender and very tasty. I am always trying to find stuff my 3 yea...

Very good and tasty. I had to cook mine an extra 10 minutes though. After 15 they were still pink inside.

Fabulously easy and fast...for people who worry about the lack of flavor, I have found that fresh garlic adds wonders. I also used the McCormick Grill Mates (Montreal) spice blend. It was a fant...

This is a perfect "guideline" recipe. You can add almost any sauce to the basic recipe and have good results.

I will make chicken this way from now on. I used this recipe to make chicken to top a lettuce salad. The chicken was delicious and tender--not crusty or difficult to cut for the kids.

very good basic guideline recipe. I did not have dried tarragon, but basically took the chicken breasts, placed in a glass dish, sprinkled with kosher salt, dash of garlic salt, dashes of onion...

I have 3 kids who hate chicken, but they LOVE this recipe! I pound the chicken breasts first which makes it harder to squeeze into the skillet, but I find it helps cook them more evenly and quic...

My husband has to be on a restricted diet...he thought this would mean bland food, but this chicken was tops for him.