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Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken Recipe

Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken

Serve tender chicken breasts with creamy lemon and thyme sauce for dinner with this easy chicken recipe. It’s quick to prep, filling, but light and healthy.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 4chicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1tspsalt,divided
  • ½tsppepper
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 1tspall-purpose flour
  • cupsmilk
  • ½tsplemon,zest
  • ½tspdried thyme,or 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves


  1. Rub the chicken breasts with garlic, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add chicken breasts. Cook the breasts for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until cooked through and not pink from inside.

  3. Once cooked, take the chicken breasts out of the pan and set them aside on a plate. Cover the plate with foil to keep the breasts warm.

  4. In the same pan, heat butter and add the flour. Stir the flour for 1 minute and slowly start whisking in the milk until all the milk is incorporated and there are no lumps.

  5. Simmer the sauce while stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens slightly. Add the remaining salt, lemon zest, and thyme and mix.

  6. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer for 2 more minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 416.05kcal
  • Fat: 25.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.64g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.75g
  • Fiber: 0.20g
  • Sugar: 4.75g
  • Protein: 39.37g
  • Cholesterol: 128.14mg
  • Sodium: 647.94mg
  • Calcium: 129.43mg
  • Potassium: 518.60mg
  • Iron: 1.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 108.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.05mg
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