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Lemon Thyme Chicken Recipe

Lemon Thyme Chicken Recipe

Buttered onions are a great addition to the lemon sauce of this easy supper. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to brown the lightly breaded chicken on the stove top. -Kay Shimonek of Corsicana, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Set aside 4-1/2 teaspoons for sauce. Sprinkle the remaining flour mixture over both sides of chicken.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. In the same pan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add thyme and reserved flour mixture; stir until blended. Gradually stir in the broth and lemon juice, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 213 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Lemon Thyme Chicken

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"Really good. However, I think my chicken breasts were too big--they took forever to cook and I had to add broth just to keep pan from being completely dry. Sauce ended up being so brown my husband thought it was beef broth! Haha but we will try it again. Still had great flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"I used lemon thyme from my herb garden; maybe a teaspoon. Talk about packing a punch!! It was too sharp of a taste for my boyfriend with the lemon juice and lemon thyme and I used a strong chicken bouillon but I can't get enough of it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is sooooo good! Packed with flavor & easy to make. We'll be making this again!

~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I have made it a ton of times already!!! It is one of my favorites!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Good recipe. I added sauteed mushrooms to the dish. The tang of the lemon was prefect on rice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"use real broc and onions next time.. then out chicken or steam cook."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"use real broc and onions next time.. then out chicken or steam cook."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Delicious with fresh thyme and lemon juice!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"If you don't like the flavor of thyme, you will not like this. My husband and I did not care for this at all."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"it got my 11 year olds approval - nuff said :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Good, healthy and easy. Great weeknight dinner. Tastes great served over rice. Will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"healthy and yummy :) perfect for dinner. We ate it with toasted garlic bread :) still gooooood :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"This is one of my family's favorite dishes! We love the lemon sauce and put it over rice! Add green beans or broccoli as a side and it's a wonderful well balanced meal!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"Next time I will use less thyme. It was overpowering to me, but everyone else said it seemed fine. Just a ok dish, not fantastic"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"Very easy and tasty recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Very easy to make, and tastes delicious! The onion was a great additon to the lemon/chicken broth sauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I've made this a few times. My husband and I enjoy it, but the kids just won't eat it because of all the onion and lemon. You can add too much lemon to the dish as well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Wonderful recipe, so simple. I flatten chicken to save some cooking time, great flavoer! I made the side dish of Rice with Summer Squash with it and it was a perfect combo!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"I'm making this again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"Very tasty dish! I pounded my chicken flat before flouring and cooking it. This made it very tender and cooked much faster. I'm excited to have another way to make chicken!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"I have made this many times and my family loves it. It is delicious and also freezes well. I usually double the recipe and put one in the freezer."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"This is a great dish! So easy to make and so good!

And Sharon I just used the olive oil in the skillet. No need for cooking spray."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"This was SUCH a flavorful recipe! It was very easy and quick to make. I served it on a bed of brown basmati brown rice. The sauce was a perfect blend for both the chicken and rice.

Mary Ilich
Temecula, CA"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"The Lemon Thyme Chicken recipe says to spray skillet with cooking spray, but right after that says to cook chicken in oil. Looks like it would be one or the other. Do you need to do both?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"So So So So good! I can't wait to make this again! It was super easy to prepare and my son gobbled it up too!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Just made this recipe and it came out wonderful! My boyfriend gave it a 9 out of 10!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2008

"This is a wonderful recipe. I made it but instead of chicken I made it with fish - tilapia. Excellent - oh, and I also just sliced my onions - just because I didn't read the recipe carefully enough but that turned out great too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2008

"can't veiw this one...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2008

"Very easy to make"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.