One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 20 minutes
  • Ready in: 30 minutes

If you never try this One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce recipe at home, try to make some by following the instructions written below.

How to make One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

To make some at home, just follow the recipe below which will be enough for four persons.


  • Four pieces chicken breasts or thighs with no bones and skins
  • Salt and pepper as the seasoning
  • 200 ml chicken broth
  • 30 gr lemon juice
  • A tablespoon minced garlic
  • A half teaspoon of red pepper flakes to add spicy flavor
  • A tablespoon olive oil
  • 65 gr diced shallots, you may also use red onions
  • 30 gr salted butter
  • 50 gr heavy cream
  • 30 gr chopped parsley, you may use chopped basil


1First, you may prepare a mallet to pound the chicken breasts or thighs into a half inch thick cuts. After that, you need to season the chicken simply by adding the salt and pepper. Also, make sure you season both sides of the chicken evenly. Then, you may set them aside for a while.

2Then, prepare a small bowl to combine some ingredients like chicken broth, the lemon juice, the red pepper flakes and the garlic. Mix well and set aside. To continue, heat the oven over 375 Fahrenheit-degree or 190 celsius-degree and place a rack in its lower third to preheat.

3Next, prepare a large skillet and heat it with olive oil over medium-high heat. Then, add the chicken to it. Cook for around 2 to 3 minutes to brown each side of the chicken pieces. Here, it would be okay if the chicken is not completely cooked. You may cook it again in the oven. Just simply put it on a plate after 3 minutes.

4Still using the same skillet, lower the heat into medium and add some ingredient in it, like the shallots and the chicken broth. Stir with a whisk and scrape the brown bits off the pan. Then, increase to medium-high to simmer the sauce and continue to cook for around 10 to 15 minutes to thicken the sauce.

5After that, turn off the heat and add butter to the sauce. Stir to melt the butter completely. Next, add the heavy cream and stir again. Then, turn on the heat and cook for around 30 seconds. Most importantly, don’t let it boiled. To continue, turn the heat off and add the chicken in it to coat with the sauce.

Now, it is almost ready to serve. You just need to place the skillet in the oven and bake for around 5 to 8 minutes until the chicken pieces are cooked through. Then, transfer to the serving platter and garnish with chhopped parsley or chopped basil along with some lemon slices.