Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken


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Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

– Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken –

This lemon, butter and smoked paprika crispy skin chicken is deliciously moist and tender. It’s got a beautiful lemony butter sauce that cooks by itself under the chicken that’s laced with baby spinach. You may want to consult your cardiologist before spoon too much of this sauce on your plate however the good news is that you can pluck the chicken out of the tray and leave it in the pan if you want to. The chicken still tastes amazing without the sauce. I found this recipe on the Damn Delicious website and have only made minor changes, so thanks Dam Delicious for such a yummy dish.

Serves:

4 people – This depends on the number of chicken thighs you use **See Note Below**

Preparation Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

40 minutes – Depending on the size of the chicken thighs ** See Note Below**

Time to Table:

1 hour – Depending on the size of the chicken thighs ** See Note Below**

Number of Ingredients:

10

Equipment:

Large baking pan – I use a cast aluminium baking pan with a non-stick surface so I don’t need to use a separate frying pan

Ingredients:

7 chicken thighs (1.2kg)

1 tablespoon smoked praprika

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 cup chicken stock

1/2 cup cream

1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese (10g)

Juice of 1 large lemon

1 teaspoon dried thyme

120g baby spinach

Salt and pepper

NOTE: I used 7 chicken thighs (1.2kg) for this recipe which will serve 3 – 4 people in my house. You can use larger chicken thighs but remember it’ll take longer to cook.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 220C / 400F.
  • Grab out all your ingredients.
  • Squeeze the juice out of one large lemon.

Method:

1. Put your chicken in a bowl and cover with the smoked praprika. Season with salt and pepper.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

2. Melt 2/3 of the butter in the baking pan over a medium heat.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

3. Chuck in the chicken skin side down and cook for a couple of minutes.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

4. Turn the chicken and cook for another couple of minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

5. Add the remaining butter and garlic to the pan.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

6. Cook for 1 minute or until you can smell the goodness of the garlic.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

7. Add in your chicken stock, cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice and thyme.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

8. Mix well and bring to the boil.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

9. Add in your spinach.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

10. Stir the spinach around the pan for 3 – 5 minutes until it wilts and the sauce has thickened slightly.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

11. Add the chicken back into the pan and then transfer to the oven to cook for 25 – 30 minutes or until cooked.

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

12. Once the chicken is cooked remove it from the pan and spoon some of the sauce alongside

Lemon, Butter and Smoked Paprika Crispy Skin Chicken

Hints and Tips:

  • Serve this dish with some boiled baby potatoes and some crispy green beans or a simple green salad.
  • You can cook this dish in a large oven safe frying pan too.
  • Trust me you only need a small dollop of the sauce from the bottom of the pan, a small teaspoon packs a punch in the flavour department. It may not look like much but a little bit goes a long way.


Categories: Any Season, Chicken, Main, Oven - Chicken, Roasting, Time to Table: 1 hour

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9 replies

  1. The chicken looks absolutely delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Impressively organized and well written. Thanks for a great recipe blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Reblogged this on Ultimate Kitchen Storage and commented:
    This looks so YUMMY!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. YUM!

    Liked by 1 person

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