Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken

with a mouthwatering pan sauce
With a mouthwatering pan sauce
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4 Chicken Breast boneless, skinless
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Black pepper freshly ground
¼ cup All-purpose flour
1 tbsp Olive oil
3 cloves Garlic minced
2 tsp Fresh thyme minced
½ cup Dry white wine
¾ cup Chicken broth low-sodium
2 tbsp Lemon juice fresh
2 tbsp Butter

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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:

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Steps to make Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken


Season and flour the chicken


Season both sides of the chicken breasts with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Place ¼ cup all-purpose flour in a shallow plate, then dredge each piece of chicken through it to coat. Shake gently to remove any excess flour.


Cook 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


If the skillet is dry, add a teaspoon olive oil. Add 3 minced garlic cloves and 2 teaspoons minced thyme leaves and sauté, stirring, for about 1 minute just until fragrant.


Add wine and broth


Add ½ cup dry white wine, scraping the bottom of the skillet to loosen any browned bits, then stir in ¾ cup chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, and cook until the sauce has reduced and slightly thickened, for about 5-6 minutes.


Add lemon juice and butter


Add 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons butter. Keep stirring until the butter has melted. Taste and adjust salt and black pepper if needed.



Add the chicken back to the skillet. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Let the chicken heat through for 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!

This Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken is everything you want to eat this time of year: comforting but also bright and flavorful. Loaded with garlic and thyme and punched up with fresh lemon juice, these chicken breasts come out tender and juicy with an amazing serving sauce. Made it? Share a photo with us on Instagram by tagging @cookmerecipes and using the hashtag #cookmerecipes!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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The marriage of thyme, lemon and garlic go so well with chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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