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Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Tender dark-meat chicken thighs and drumsticks baked in a rich, creamy white sauce."
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55 m servings 247
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken in a large bowl and coat generously with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to the skillet in batches, skin-side down. Cook until skin is golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per batch. Remove chicken and place into a large baking dish.
  4. Add thyme and garlic to the skillet. Cook over medium heat until garlic is fragrant and lightly browned, about 1 minute. Whisk in flour slowly into a thick paste. Add wine, stock, lemon juice, and cream and bring to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Pour sauce over chicken in the baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until chicken is not longer pink inside and juices run clear, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 247 calories; 16.6 5.2 16.9 80 557 Full nutrition

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Thanks DailyGourmet for your encouragement to try a new recipe. This was a mammoth hit! Truly, my partner told me several times how much he liked it (and I cook a lot). This has a much more sub...

Omg this is quite easily one of the best recipes I’ve had in a long time! Let’s be honest new recipes with no reviews and no ratings can be kinda scary. I made no changes at all, and absolutely ...

Great taste. I put the extra sauce over mashed potatoes. Yummy!

I had a little cream to use up and this was on my feed that day. Good flavor but very greasy. I’ll remove the skin next time.

This will be my go to for a crowd pleaser from now on. Only substitution was I used chicken breasts.

This was a big hit and I would certainly serve this to guests. Plated over wide buttered egg noodles and side of steamed broccoli. Thanks for posting!

Excellent recipe, great flavor. However, I'm one person and not twelve, so I changed the amounts to make it for one person. I found that for one serving, the baking was completely unnecessary an...

Woooow... I DO NOT leave reviews, so me leaving one means it’s going to snow in the middle of July. This has got to be one of the best recipes I have made in a while! The simplicity of the ingre...

We love this chicken! We've now made it twice in the last 5 days. We've had it with white rice, rice pilaf and varied veggies. I love the flavor that the wine and the garlic gives, my kiddos lov...