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Paprika chicken in a lemony sauce

Learn how to make paprika chicken in a lemony sauce, a juicy and tender dish that is easy to whip up with just a few ingredients. This recipe is perfect for a cozy weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

by Maria
Paprika chicken in a lemony sauce

This paprika chicken is juicy, tender, and smothered in a bright and tangy lemony sauce. It’s easy to make with just a few pantry staples, and perfect for a cozy weeknight dinner. Serve it with some crusty bread, rice, or roasted veggies for a complete meal.

Paprika chicken in a lemony sauce

Paprika Chicken in a Lemony Sauce

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 354 calories 8 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and paprika on both sides.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until golden and crisp.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, add the garlic and cook over medium heat for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken broth and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in the butter and parsley and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Spoon the sauce over the chicken and enjoy!


  • You can use chicken thighs instead of breasts if you prefer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • You can also add some capers, olives, or artichokes to the sauce for some extra flavor and texture.
  • This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free (if you use dairy-free butter).

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