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Greek Butter Chicken,Litsa!


Greek Butter Chicken, such an easy and delicious recipe, comfort food at its best.

Chicken is such a versatile bird; it enters our life with the intent to make it easier, comforting and at the same time delicious with as little effort as possible.

How can you not love and respect such an offering…

So many ways to enjoy chicken and here is my recipe for Greek Butter chicken.

I like to serve rice and a green salad with my Greek Butter chicken.

I usually cook with olive oil but the smooth aroma and flavor of butter are soothing and I have to give it to the French, the ultimate lovers of butter…On the planet…

I also believe that the simple recipes will remain our favorite ones and they will be adopted, just like this Greek Butter chicken recipe. They are so easy to make and they need ingredients that we have available in our pantry.

Greek butter chicken
Greek butter Chicken

Here is what you will need:

  • Ingredients
  • 4 chicken legs cut in 2 all visible fat removed
  • 4 tbsp good quality salted butter (no margarine)
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ lemons the juice
  • ½ cup cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste, smoked paprika and a little dry oregano

Here is what to do

Place butter in an ovenproof heavy pan to melt

Add the chicken skin down and sauté until nice and golden

Turn on the other side and do the same

Remove chicken and place on a plate, add the garlic in the pan and cook for a minute or 2

Deglaze with the wine and scrape the pan well with a wooden spoon so you can release all the goodness, add the rest of the ingredients and cook for a few minutes to reduce the sauce a little.

Add the chicken and roast in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 350.


Greek Butter chicken that your family will love!


  1. Hello,

    I tried it today and all my family loved it. It was the first time that my mother complimented on my cooking.

    We are From Rio de Janeiro and my mother is not at all fond of foreign food, unlike me. So I was mighty surprised and delighted when she had seconds and thirds.



    • Hi Rosana,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!

      I love this recipe, and I m so happy your family liked a foreign recipe!

      Good for you for being open to new possibilities, they get to enjoy too!

      Have a nice day,


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