Creamy Lemon Chicken Skillet

Posted: December 30

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Skillet positively sparkles with how delicious it tastes. The combination of creamy richness and bright citrus flavors brings out the best of the savory sauteed chicken. Simmered to a gorgeous golden brown, Creamy Lemon Chicken Skillet is a refreshing dinner that can lighten the mood and brighten the evening. You'll be amazed that you can make something this delicious in 30 minutes or less.


• 4 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, and pounded to 1/2-inch thickness • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1 cup chicken broth • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more to taste • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1/3 cup shallots, finely diced • 2 tablespoons salted butter • 1/4 cup heavy cream • 2 tablespoons parsley or basil, chopped, optional, for serving • lemon slices, optional, for serving


Step 1

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Step 3

Position the oven rack to the lower third of the oven.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 5

Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat.

Step 6

Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and sauté until browned on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Step 7

Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Step 8

Reduce the heat to medium.

Step 9

Add the shallots and the chicken broth mixture to the skillet.

Step 10

Whisk the mixture in the skillet, making sure to scrape up the browned bits at the bottom.

Step 11

Raise the heat to medium-high again and bring the sauce to a simmer.

Step 12

Cook the sauce until it reduces to about 1/3 cup, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 13

Once the sauce has thickened, remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 14

Add the butter, whisking until it melts into the sauce.

Step 15

Add the heavy cream, whisking to combine.

Step 16

Return the skillet to the heat and cook for 30 seconds, but do not allow the sauce to boil.

Step 17

Remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 18

Add the chicken, making sure it is nestled and coated in the sauce.

Step 19

Place the skillet in the oven until the chicken is cooked through, reading 165 degrees F when checked with a meat thermometer, about 5-8 minutes.

Step 20

Top with parsley or basil and lemon slices and serve.

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