Lemon Thyme Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 12, 2023
Buttered onions are a great addition to this easy lemon chicken recipe. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to brown the lightly breaded chicken on the stove top. —Kay Shimonek, Corsicana, Texas
Lemon Thyme Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons 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 thyme


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Set aside 4-1/2 teaspoons for sauce. Sprinkle remaining flour mixture over both sides of chicken.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until juices run clear, 7-9 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir in thyme and reserved flour mixture until blended. Gradually stir in broth and lemon juice, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve over chicken. Sprinkle with thyme.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup sauce: 308 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat, 1/2 starch.