What do you get when you have chicken breasts, fresh garlic, fresh spinach, paprika, lemon, fresh cracked pepper, and heavy cream? Why, lemon butter chicken, of course!
If you plan on cooking something that's quick and easy to do, but also very, then this is the dish for you.
Here's how to prepare it.
- Start by sautéing the chicken for 2-3 minutes each side. Once done, set it aside and make the sauce.
- To make the sauce, sauté fresh minced garlic with butter, add chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and finally some thyme. Bring it to a boil slowly and then add in fresh spinach until it starts to wilt. Feel free to take in the smell because this is perhaps the part of the process where you'll feel that you're creating something delicious.
- Eventually, the sauce will thicken. Once that happens, add the sautéed chicken so that it has enough time to soak in all of the juices. Add a pinch of paprika if you want. Then bake the chicken.
Note that this dish is particularly tricky to deal with and may require you to experiment a bit. Some have found a bit of luck getting the sauce to thicken better by adding lemon juice first over medium heat before adding the cold cream, and then add cold chunks of butter slowly over time so as not to cool the sauce faster than it can heat up.