- 4 Chicken Breastboneless, skinless
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Black pepperfreshly ground
- ¼ cup All-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 3 cloves Garlicminced
- 2 tsp Fresh thymeminced
- ½ cup Dry white wine
- ¾ cup Chicken brothlow-sodium
- 2 tbsp Lemon juicefresh
- 2 tbsp Butter
Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken
Ready in a mere 25 minutes, this Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken recipe lives up to its name. Floured chicken breasts sautéed until golden and finished in a lemon garlic butter sauce. The highlight of this dish is the sauce. Made with garlic, herbs, chicken broth, white wine, butter, and lemon juice, this mouthwatering pan sauce is perfect with chicken. The dish is simple yet elegant enough to serve for a fancy date night. So flavorful and so easy!
This lemon & thyme chicken is a one-pan recipe and is easy to prepare. Start with the chicken at room temperature. If the thickness of the chicken breasts varies greatly, pound them to an even thickness. Season the chicken with a good pinch of salt and black pepper. Then dredge through flour and pan-sear in a hot skillet until golden and nice. Remove the chicken from the skillet and keep warm while you proceed with the recipe. To the same skillet, add a little more olive oil, if needed, and sauté the garlic and thyme for a minute. Then deglaze the skillet with the white wine and add the chicken broth. Cook until slightly reduced and thickened. Now, stir in the lemon juice and butter. Keep stirring until the butter has melted. Add the chicken back to the skillet and spoon the lemon garlic butter sauce over the top. Serve the chicken sprinkled with some fresh thyme if you wish.
To make the Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken
Season and flour the chicken
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add the chicken. Sauté for 2-3 minutes per side until the chicken has cooked through and lightly golden. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate. Cover with foil and set aside while you proceed with the recipe.
Sauté garlic and thyme
Add wine and broth
Add lemon juice and butter