Closeup of creamy lemon thyme chicken in a pan
5 from 7 votes


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Richa Gupta
Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken is an easy, weeknight dinner that just needs one skillet and is ready in 30 minutes. We are talking about lemony, thyme flavoured chicken breasts that are tossed in a creamy sauce that doesn’t have any heavy cream, which makes this meal light, healthy and easy.


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 4 Chicken Breasts boneless skinless
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme Leaves


  • Rub the chicken breasts with garlic, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper and set aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add chicken breasts. Cook the breasts for 5-6 minutes on each side till cooked though and not pink from inside. Once cooked, take the chicken breasts out of the pan and set them aside on a plate. Cover the plate with foil to keep the breasts warm.
  • In the same pan heat butter and add the flour. Stir the flour for a minute and slowly start whisking in the milk till all the milk is incorporated and there are no lumps.
  • Simmer the sauce while stirring occasionally till the sauce thickens slightly. Add the remaining salt, lemon zest and thyme and mix. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer for two more minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 334

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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