Chicken/ Dinner

One Skillet Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken

One Skillet Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken topped with fresh lemon wedges and fresh thyme It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and holiday everything is in full-swing.

One Skillet Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken in a copper skilletWe’re making all sorts of cookies (I have a recipe I’m so excited to share coming up soon), finishing up Christmas shopping, and just generally getting into the holiday spirit.

One Skillet Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken next to a silver spoon and a lemon wedge in a skillet

But at the end of the day, we still have to eat dinner. This time of year, maybe more than any other, it’s nice to have a quick dinner recipe at the end of a long day.

This one skillet creamy lemon garlic chicken is a super easy, super tasty dinner recipe. It’s ready in about 30 minutes, which makes it perfect for weeknights. I like to pair this chicken recipe with a green salad and some whole grain bread to keep things simple and easy.

5 from 1 vote

One Skillet Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken

One skillet creamy lemon garlic chicken is an easy one skillet chicken dinner recipe that's ready in about 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4-6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts halves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small shallot finely diced*
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh thyme


  1. Using a meat mallet, pound down the chicken breasts to ½-inch thickness.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add chicken, and cook until chicken reaches 165 F.
  5. Remove chicken to a plate, and tent with foil to keep warm.
  6. Whisk broth, white wine, lemon juice, garlic, and shallots into now empty skillet, scraping up any browned bits.
  7. Simmer sauce until it reduces down to about 1/2 cup, about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, and whisk in butter and cream.
  9. Return chicken to pan, and spoon sauce over the chicken.
  10. Sprinkle with fresh thyme just before serving.

Recipe Notes

*If you can't find a shallot, substitute 1/4 cup finely diced red onion.

**Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Facts
One Skillet Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    April 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Easy and tasty! This one is a keeper. Thanks!

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      April 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Great! So glad you liked it! =)

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    Linda Johnson
    January 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    In today’s newsletter, there is a picture for Crock Pot Balsamic Beef. Every time that I click on it, I end up at this recipe (One Skillet Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken). I even looked through the beef recipes and the slow cooker recipes. No luck finding Crock Pot Balsamic Beef

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