Easy Butter Chicken

Easy Butter Chicken

36 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Recipe by  Alison

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

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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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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 preheat the oven and wanted to really sear the breasts first, so I needed the extra lemon juice to ensure nothing burned. I also used bouquet garni instead of straight tarragon. The flavor ended up being quite good from the mix of herbs. My husband and kids were quite happy with it, and I couldn't believe how easy it was. I'm definitely going to experiment with this one! Thank you!



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 year old will eat and she loved it as we did too!!!



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

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 235 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 237 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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