Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

With great flavor and minimal prep and clean up, these easy skillet buttery lemon herb chicken thighs will become an instant family favorite. 

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First things first, let’s talk flavor.

we’ve got lemon + garlic + herbs + BUTTER

I could die happy right now.

Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs | lecremedelacrumb.com

My weeknight dinner life has become all about the 30 minute skillet meals these days. I’ve been taking the twins to the splash pad lately, or on little adventures to the park in the afternoon and when I get home the last thing I want to do is slave away for an hour or more to get dinner ready. Especially when the weather is in the 90’s you know?

Minimal prep, minimal cleanup, and maximum deliciousness are my requirements nowadays.

Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs | lecremedelacrumb.com

Okay if we’re being honest those were pretty common requirements before too, but even more so now! So a one skillet meal that includes chicken, lemon, butter, garlic, and fresh summertime herbs is precisely what I dream of. It’s what you dream of to, whether you knew that or not. Believe me, you will love the crispy outside, and juicy inside of this buttery lemon herb chicken!

Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs | lecremedelacrumb.com

What people are saying about this Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

“This was such a delicious meal. Thanks so much for posting it. This will be a staple dinner in our home since my 3 and 4 year old boys couldn’t get enough, as well as myself.” – Jeanette 

Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

With great flavor and minimal prep and clean up, these skillet buttery lemon herb chicken thighs will become an instant family favorite.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Lemon, thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped basil (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped thyme
  • juice of 1 lemon (1-2 tablespoons, depending on how strong you prefer the lemon flavor)

Instructions

  1. Grease your skillet with a little bit of olive oil (1/2 teaspoon) or cooking spray and preheat over medium heat. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken to skillet, top side down, and cook 2-3 minutes until tops are browned. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  2. Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat. Stir garlic and herbs and saute 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant. Stir in lemon juice.

  3. Return chicken to skillet and cook 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked through.

  4. Flip chicken over a couple of times in the butter sauce to get a good coating immediately before serving. Top with freshly chopped basil or other herbs if desired, along with additional lemon slices or wedges for garnish.

Recipe Notes

In place of the fresh basil, oregano, and thyme, you can use 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning.

 

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hey girl this looks so yummy!

Sounds delicious, and E-Z to prepare. Nice enough to serve to dinner guests. In my opinion, chicken thighs (& legs) are the tastiest part of the chicken. Although I usually pull the skin off, it definitely adds lots of flavor. I might just ‘splurge’ once in a while, and cook them with the skin on, yumm!

This was such a delicious meal. Thanks so much for posting it. This will be a staple dinner in our home since my 3 and 4 year old boys couldn’t get enough, as well as myself.

Thank you so much For this super yUmmy and easy to Make recipe. My children ages 7, 5, 4, and 2 ate it all and asked for seconds. IT has been added to our weekly RotatIon.

    Way to go on pleasing ALL the kids! So happy to hear that you all enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for your feedback, Annette!

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