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Cowboy Butter

This homemade Cowboy Butter is so delicious on grilled chicken and steak, but also garlic bread, chicken bites, roasted turkey, chicken wings, and so much more!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword cowboy butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refridgerate 4 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 ounces
Calories 205kcal
Author Ang Paris



  • 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
  • ¼ cup finely minced fresh parsley
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • A pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • juice and zest of ½ lemon


  • Allow the butter to come to room temperature before starting.
  • Into the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the room temperature butter.
  • Beat the butter until creamy, then add in the parsley, red pepper flakes, black pepper, minced garlic, lemon juice and zest.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and turn the mixture out onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Using the back of a spatula, spread out the mixture into a log shape.
  • Roll the parchment paper up and twist the ends like a piece of candy.
  • Refrigerate the log of butter for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to come together.



Adapted from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Serving Suggestions:
You can use this Cowboy Butter recipe in so many delicious dishes. 
Grilled meat like chicken and Grilled Pork Tenderloin absolutely sing with the addition of this flavorful butter.
For the perfect steak, look no further than this Grilled Ribeye Steak with Cowboy Butter. It absolutely mouthwatering! It's pretty amazing on our Petite Sirloin Steak, too.
Spread it onto crusty French bread and pop it under the broiler for amazing garlic toast.
Here are some of my other favorite ways to use Cowboy Butter:
Add 1 teaspoon paprika to the butter mixture.
If you love this Cowboy Butter but want something a little different, try our Garlicky Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce. This cowboy butter sauce recipe is super easy to make and is another one of my favorite things to serve with seafood, steak, and other protein recipes.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 867IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg