This easy one-pan chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Smoky paprika adds depth of flavor, while tangy lemon and fragrant garlic make for a delicious finish. With only one pan to clean up, this recipe is a win-win!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with the spice mixture.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until browned.
  6. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  7. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, chicken broth, and butter to the skillet, stirring to combine.
  8. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  9. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve.


  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the spice mixture.
  • Serve with roasted vegetables or a simple salad for a complete meal.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


This paprika one-pan lemon garlic chicken recipe is a must-try for any busy cook looking for a flavorful and easy meal. With only one pan to clean up, it's perfect for weeknights when time is tight. Give it a try and enjoy the smoky, tangy flavors!

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