Quick Lemon Thyme Chicken: A Weeknight Dinner Delight

Are you looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe? Look no further! Our flavorful lemon thyme chicken is a go-to favorite that never disappoints. With simple ingredients and an effortless cooking method, this dish is perfect for those busy nights when you need a delicious meal on the table in no time.

A skillet filled with lemon thyme chicken breasts, a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients and Tips for Shopping

To make this mouthwatering dish, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts: Boneless, skinless.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Just a smidge, for dredging the chicken.
  • Chicken Broth.
  • White Wine.
  • Garlic and Thyme: Fresh or dried.
  • Lemon.
  • Butter.
  • Salt, pepper, and olive oil.

We pride ourselves on using fresh ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen. No need for cream in this recipe; our light citrus sauce brings all the rich and flavorful elements without the added calories. Plus, making the sauce in the same skillet as the chicken adds an extra boost of flavor and makes cleanup a breeze.

How to Make It

Our foolproof method for cooking chicken breasts ensures tender and juicy results every time. Here’s how to make our quick lemon thyme chicken:

  1. Bring the chicken breasts to room temperature before cooking. This ensures even cooking throughout.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, lightly dredge in flour, and sauté until browned and cooked through.
  3. Remove the cooked chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add a bit more olive oil if necessary, and cook minced garlic and thyme until fragrant.
  5. Pour in white wine and chicken broth, and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Stir in lemon juice and butter, allowing the butter to melt and create a luscious sauce.
  7. Optional: Return the chicken to the skillet for a minute or two, allowing it to soak up the delicious flavors of the sauce.
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Don’t forget to generously spoon the extra sauce over the chicken and any accompanying side dishes for a truly delectable experience.

Easy Entertaining

Our lemon thyme chicken is not just a weekday winner—it’s also perfect for casual entertaining. Elevate the presentation by garnishing the skillet with fresh thyme sprigs and topping everything with charred lemon slices. Charred lemon slices add a touch of elegance and are a breeze to make. Simply cut thin slices, lightly brush or spray them with olive oil, and cook in a skillet until blackened spots appear.

A skillet filled with lemon thyme chicken breasts, a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

Complete the Meal

Pair our lemon thyme chicken with a simple salad, roasted asparagus, or broccoli for a complete and satisfying meal. For an extra special touch, serve it with arugula salad or broccolini and a side of orzo. The lemon thyme sauce adds incredible flavor when spooned over greens and pasta, making the entire meal feel fresh and flavorful with minimal effort.

A skillet filled with lemon thyme chicken breasts, a quick and easy weeknight dinner.


Q: Can I use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour?
A: Absolutely! Almond flour works well as a gluten-free alternative.

Q: Can I make this dish without white wine?
A: If you prefer to avoid alcohol, you can substitute more chicken broth in place of the white wine.

Q: How can I make the dish look more appealing for entertaining?
A: Garnish the skillet with fresh thyme sprigs and char lemon slices for an elegant presentation.


Our quick lemon thyme chicken is the perfect solution for busy weeknights and casual entertaining. With its easy and foolproof cooking method, fresh ingredients, and delightful flavors, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget to share your experience with us if you try this recipe! For more delicious recipes and ideas, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Happy cooking!

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