Hello friends! Do I have a great one for you today?!! Why, yes I do! Danielle was home this past weekend and loves to cook, so we decided to make a recipe she had come across a while ago. It’s very enjoyable time for us to spend together, and a lovely meal comes out of it for all to devour, so that’s a win-win for me. Here we go!
One Skillet Chicken with Lemon
- 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/3 cup cream
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons basil, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- lemon slices for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and pound chicken out to 1/2 inch thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat EVOO in a large, oven proof skillet and brown chicken over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes per side.
Transfer chicken to a separate plate and saute the onions for 3-4 minutes in the pan or until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Then, pour in chicken broth, lemon juice and red pepper flakes.
Reduce heat to medium and cook for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally. Scrape up bits at bottom of the skillet. Those add lots of flavor.
Remove skillet from heat and whisk in cream. Return to low heat and cook for 30 seconds, then remove from heat.
Return chicken to pan and cover in sauce.
Place skillet in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through completely.
Remove from oven and top with lemon slices and basil. And that’s it!
I made a side dish of roasted sweet potatoes, onions, red peppers, and asparagus which teamed nicely with the chicken. The flavor of this chicken is incredible, and the cream gives it that slightly creamy flavor that just adds to the other ingredients in the dish.
The dish has approximately 300 calories and 22 grams of protein. I highly recommend cooking with your children if they’re enthusiastic about the idea because it’s so much fun. Plus it’s very rewarding for them to cook something for themselves and others to enjoy. Cooking a delicious and healthy dish with your children will allow you to live a life of vitality- with Valerie!