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Skillet Buttery Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

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


  • 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

  • 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.
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