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Lemon Thyme Chicken

This chicken dish is full of flavor and worth the time it takes to make. If you love lemons then this is a must make recipe.

This is one of my mom’s favorite recipes. She is a huge lemon lover and I like to make this for her when she comes to visit. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home cookbook but it is also available online

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $20.38 as of May 2022.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1 chicken breast and 3 tablespoons of sauce

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet, lemon juicer, prep bowls & quarter sheet pan

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $12.63 as of May 2022

  • 1 pound butter $3.58
  • flour 5 ibs $1.56
  • olive oil $2.77
  • dried thyme $1.94


Total: $15.52 as of May 2022

  • 1 - pound boneless chicken breasts $6.93
  • 1 - onion $0.62
  • 1 - can chicken broth $0.67
  • 2 - lemons $1.32
  • 1 - bunch fresh parsley $0.99

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. In a non-stick skillet with 3 teaspoons of olive oil over medium heat sauté chicken for 4-8 minutes (depending on thickness) on each side until the center reaches 165° F. Remove from pan and keep warm.
    • I like to place on a plate and cover with tin foil.
  2. In the same pan melt 1 tablespoon of butter then sauté onion until soft. 
  3. Add the flour and thyme to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until the flour is no longer white. 
  4. Slowly add chicken broth and lemon juice then stir with a wooden spoon bringing to a boil. 
  5. Cook 2-4 minutes until thickened. Serve the sauce over chicken adding a dash of parsley.

This recipe can also be found in Extreme Menu 5 – Family of 2

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