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Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs | lecremedelacrumb.com

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 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)


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


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