Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken

For some time my husband and I have (where we can) followed a Low Carb High (good) Fat lifestyle. To follow this lifestyle, commonly abbreviated to LCHF, you’re looking at meals that have no sugar, zero to low level of grains and lots of good quality fat!

This recipe, best served with steamed broccoli and cauliflower rice, ticks all the LCHF boxes. The sauce is creamy and full of fat, with subtle flavours of lemon and cheese. The juices of the chicken thigh cutlets as it’s cooking also adds to the flavour of the sauce.

Essentially anything with cream and chicken is bound to be a winner and this recipe is no exception. I’m in LCHF heaven!


Prep and Cooking Time – 50 minutes | Serves – 6 to 8


– 2 teaspoon chicken stock concentrate
– 200g water
-3 cloves of garlic
– 60g butter
– 1-2 Tablespoon of paprika
– Salt and Pepper to taste
– 6-8 chicken thigh cutlets (with bone left in)
– 120g double thickened cream
– 30g grated parmesan cheese
– juice of one lemon (40g)
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 60g baby spinach, roughly chopped (but I left mine whole!)



Mix chicken stock concentrate with water in a small bowl. Set aside.

Chop garlic in the TM bowl 3 sec / speed 7. Scrape sides of the bowl. Add 20g butter into TM bowl and melt 40 sec / 50oC / speed 4. Scrape sides of the bowl again and set aside.

Preheat oven to 200oC. Season both sides of the chicken cutlets with paprika, salt and pepper.


Melt the remaining 40g of butter on a fry pan. Sear chicken on each side and when seared, set aside in an oven proof tray.


Once all the chicken has been seared and placed in an oven proof tray, carefully add the cooked butter from the frying pan into the TM bowl. You will hear a sizzling sound as the hot butter makes contact with the chopped garlic and butter melted earlier.

Add liquid stock, thickened cream, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and thyme to the TM bowl. Cook 3 mins / 100oC / speed 2.

Add spinach to the TM bowl and gently mix through the sauce with your spatula. Cook sauce 15 mins / 80oC / counter-clockwise operation / speed 2 / MC off.


Pour the sauce over the chicken and into the oven proof tray, filling up to three quarters of the way.


Place in the oven to roast for approximately 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately with accompaniments; I used steamed broccoli and cauliflower rice.



The sauce is absolutely delicious that you could drink it up. If you’re not a fan of the consistency, you can use a thickener of your choice.

The size of your baking dish will determine the amount of chicken you can cook and as such, the number of servings.

* Inspired and converted from Damn Delicious’ Lemon Butter Chicken recipe *


  1. What a delish meal. I served it with some zoodles (zucchini noodles) and the whole family loved it. Thanks so much for a beautiful recipe.

  2. This recipe is brilliant! Loved everything about it! I served mine with pan fried broccolini and the rest of the family had it with rice. We couldn’t stop drinking the yummy sauce! Thanks Karla 🙂

  3. Currently eating this and omg yumm!!! Used chicken breast pieces instead and can say this will definitely be a dish I make again and again 🙂

  4. Thank you for making it Kylie; I’m so glad you enjoyed it 😊 great to hear the breast pieces work too for others who are inclined to that cut

  5. Just made your recipe and it’s definitely a winner, will be making it again thanks x

  6. LOVE this dish! The flavours are bold and just downright delicious. I used trimmed chicken legs and had it with mash (naughty, I know…) and veggies. I too drank the sauce! My little boy was not feeling well tonight and he scoffed every bit – the garlic and lemon will do him good! Thank you for an amazing recipe Karla.

  7. Great easy recipe the whole family loved. Made mine with thigh fillets. Next time I’ll reduce the sauce to thicken up. Loved it. Thx for sharing

  8. Made this Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken last night. I can see it shall become a regular meal for us, from now on! I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs, still full of flavour and very tender! I served mine with saffron rice and smashed potatoes! Highly recommend for every Thermomix owner who loves delicious, comfort food! The sauce was ‘drinkable!’ ☺️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  9. So incredibly good. Used leftover tenders from a chicken breast dish I made earlier and slightly reduced the baking time. Everyone loved it- a flawless recipe!!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  10. OMG AMAZINGLY delicious! I used breast instead of thigh fillets and could not fault it, a must try! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  11. Yum yum. I thought this was delicious and very easy. I used sour cream instead of thickened cream and chicken breasts, and chucked the broccoli into the dish with the chicken when I popped it into the oven. Thank-you so much for sharing.

  12. Just made it, first time!! Delicious. I added 2 heaped teaspoons of corn flour to sauce. So yummy will go on rotation here!!!

  13. Ash-leigh Buckman

    this was honestly hands down AMAZING!!!! my kids wanted more, my husband finished off the sauce. So packed FULL of flavour.
    this will remain on the family dinner rotation!!!! well done to the creator of this dish.

  14. Looking forward to making this on the weekend. One of my children doesn’t like creamy sauces can I use Anything other than cream ?

  15. Just a quick question. I have no chicken stock concentrate. Would the thermie veggie stock work ok? Thanks.

  16. Others have used vegetable stock and it’s worked fine 🙂

  17. Not that I know of Jennifer unfortunately. If you do substitute it with something other than cream, do let us know how you go 😊

  18. Oh My !!! Why didn’t I know about this recipe before now ! Used chicken breasts ( at $4.99/kg ) and sour cream (coz already had it).

  19. Thank you for the delicious recipe! I used chicken breast as we aren’t keen on thighs and also used sour cream instead of cream and oregano instead of thyme as these are the ingredients I already had. I added potatoes and carrot in with bake and just baked until potatoes were soft enough (about 45min) Would love to serve with broccolini next time too but was just working with what we had this time. Thanks again!

  20. Absolutely delicious! I converted it to cow’s dairy-free by using Nuttelex instead of butter, coconut cream instead of double cream and goat cheese instead of parmesan. I also added some cornflour due to comments I’d read about the recipe. Devine!

  21. My 7 year old son who’s not too keen on meat just ate the most chicken he’s ever eaten when we had this for dinner tonight! I drained the kids so they didn’t know it cooked in the sauce (they don’t like things cooked in sauce) cut it up and it was demolished! Used breast as that’s what I had. Delicious!! Extra sauce drizzled over my broccoli!! Yum.

  22. Can I make this a day ahead and reheat!

  23. I don’t see why not! Let us know how you go 🙂

  24. Absolutely delicious.. I swapped the cream for coconut cream and I didn’t have butter and swapped it for duck fat.. everyone loved it x

  25. Absolutely delicious, our whole family loved it (including toddlers)! I used a whole chicken which I segmented into 10 pieces and it was perfect. We also used coconut cream instead of the normal cream to make it almost dairy free and it tasted great.

  26. Absolutely stunning dish. I did it with leg and thigh pieces and it was a hit with everyone. MIL said, and I quote…”that was the tastiest meal I’ve had in years and years” thanks so much Karla!

  27. This was so yummy
    The kids and hubby loved it
    Thanks for the recipe
    Will definitely be making again

  28. Would you be able to freeze this ??

  29. Thank you so much for this recipe. It is the most unbelievably great tasting and fabulous chicken dish. My whole family (including my fussy 4 year old) said “make this again mum”. I served it with cauliflower rice, used chicken thighs and made the sauce on the stove as I don’t have a thermomix and the whole dish was divine. The sauce just makes this dish.

  30. I’m not too sure Bree; I’ve not done it myself. I personally wouldn’t as I think the cream would split.

  31. Made this with smoked paprika because I didn’t have paprika. I wouldn’t recommend it with smoked! Will try again one day and make it as per the recipe. My sister loves it!

  32. Wow!!! Need to lose weight so been looking at LCHF recipes. This one is a hands down winner. My hubby went and got his GF bread and mopped up the excess sauce!!! Thanks for a tasty and healthy recipe.

  33. Would this recipe be suitable for fish / prawns instead of chicken? Anyone tried it?

  34. Thank you for any extremely tasty dish. This recipe was very easy to make and everyone in my family enjoyed it, including my fussy eater.

  35. Omg yum yum yum yum yum !!!!
    That is all 😂

  36. Delicious. I tasted the sauce before adding the cream and thought “ah no not another disaster” as It was very acidic. However the end result was just beautiful. Thank you for a lovely recipe that will go into my favourites.

  37. This meal was AMAZING! My husband told me I have to make this again and again and again.
    I added thick sliced capsicum in with the chicken and sauce to bake. Served with coli rice and steamed zucchini.

  38. Omg! This meal was amazing 🤤 I used chicken breast instead & it was still so juicy. Even hubby raved about it….(and he hasn’t been convinced with any dinner meals from the thermi yet!) so definitely a winner here😁

  39. Happy cook, happy hubby, happy kids. Beautiful recipe and very easy to make! My husband couldn’t get enough of the sauce and had some remaining sauce with plain rice after he’d finished his bowl! This will definitely be a regular dinner for us.

  40. Made this tonight – OMG the family loved it so tasty – added in the cornflour at the spinach step, definitely a good idea – used chicken thighs that I browned & crisped up the skin in my electric frypan – had it with rice & steamed veggies made in the thermo while it was in the oven – delicious meal!!

  41. This dish is absolutely stunning and it’s becoming very popular on a few of the thermomix pages. It works with thighs, drumsticks and breast. Easy to double the recipe and cook for the masses. An absolute winning recipe! Thanks x

  42. Hi
    Just wondering if you could use vegetable stock instead of the chicken stock as haven’t made the chicken stock yet.

  43. Most definitely! Enjoy 🙂

  44. I made this tonight and it was fabulous! Thank you. I only used 100 ml of water as I wanted the sauce a little thicker. This will be a favourite in our house.

  45. Has anyone steamed there veggies in the varoma whilst the sauce is cooking will it work??

  46. I don’t have Parmesan cheese should I add normal cheddar or just no cheese?

  47. Does it matter what Thermo you use?

  48. Has anyone frozen this meal?

  49. Rossemarie ramirez-avalos

    Hi! Made this recipe for my family and absolutely love it! Have made it a 3rd time for a dinner party of 20 and have left overs! Can it be frozen?

  50. I have not tested it on any other thermal cooker Karly. I am guessing it will be OK so long as you adjust the settings according to your machine and are mindful of quantities

  51. Have been watching everyone rave about this dish – finally made it last night and it was amazing. Well worth the time and effort. Shall definitely be making it again and again and again. Thank you.

  52. Love this recipe just wondering, can I cook tonight and reheat tomorrow night ??

  53. Absolutely delicious!!! Used chicken fillets & thickened sauce once chicken taken out at end, otherwise as per recipe. Served wit roast potato, broccolini & peas. 👍

  54. DELICIOUS!!! Definitely going to be making again. Thanks for sharing 😊

  55. Love love love this ❤️ I made it about a month ago and froze the rest in batches. Just remembered I had it so had it for lunch, like a soup 😃 Pulled the chicken apart and soaked it in the sauce and ate with a spoon 😋 Omg soooooo good. Thanks for a great recipe x

  56. The next day, I reduced the left over sauce and added pasta to it (I know naughty, but hubby loves his carbs) and he turned around and said it was delicious!

  57. The next day, I reduced the left over sauce and added pasta to it (I know naughty, but hubby loves his carbs) and he turned around and said it was delicious!

  58. Made this dish for the first time tonight and the whole family loved it!! The kids even asked if we could have it again tomorrow night hahaha. We did have a decent amount of sauce left over so i was wondering if the left over sauce can be frozen and used at a later date.

  59. Thank you, it was delicious 😋

  60. Thank you so much for this lovely recipe, it was delicious. We all loved it.

  61. Absolutely amazing!!! Loved it! Thank you!!!

  62. I made this for the first time yesterday in preparation for dinner tonight (it reheated fine in the microwave on medium). I served it with Slendier konjac rice and it was delicious low carb goodness. We have another serve ready to take to work for lunch tomorrow, I can’t wait

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