Skillet Chicken with Lemon Thyme Sauce Recipe

Skillet Chicken with Lemon Thyme Sauce Recipe

How To Make Skillet Chicken with Lemon Thyme Sauce

This savory skillet chicken is made with juicy and tender chicken, all coated in a creamy-tangy sauce. Whip up a filling serving in just under 1 hour!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 5chicken breasts,skinless boneless
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • 1lemon,(about 2 tbsp juiced), zested
  • ¼cuponion,finely chopped
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 2tspfresh thyme leaves
  • 3tbspheavy cream
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,cubed
  • lemon slices,and more thyme, for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. If the chicken breasts are uneven in thickness, pound them down so they’re all even. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, turning once. Set chicken on a plate and cover tightly with foil.

  3. Remove the skillet from heat and add the broth, lemon zest and juice, onion, garlic, and thyme. Return to heat.

  4. Cook and stir to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

  5. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to around ¼ cup.

  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then add the cream and butter. Stir until butter has melted. Add the chicken to the sauce and place the skillet in the preheated oven.

  7. Bake for about 5 to 10 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through.

  8. Serve the chicken with sauce spooned on top, garnished with lemon slices and extra thyme, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to liking.


  • Calories: 525.34kcal
  • Fat: 34.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.46g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.16g
  • Fiber: 0.68g
  • Sugar: 2.06g
  • Protein: 47.51g
  • Cholesterol: 171.68mg
  • Sodium: 374.17mg
  • Calcium: 44.55mg
  • Potassium: 593.67mg
  • Iron: 1.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 148.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.49mg
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