Creamy Garlic Thyme Chicken Recipe

Creamy Garlic Thyme Chicken – delicious pan-fried chicken in a creamy garlic thyme sauce. Easy one-skillet chicken dinner is ready in 20 mins.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Garlic Thyme Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 605 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 heads garlic, top trimmed off
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 10 sprigs thymes
  • salt to taste
  • 2 dashes cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1 squirts fresh lime juice


  1. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Grease the skillet with a little cooking spray and pan-fry the chicken thighs until both sides turn crispy and golden brown. Set the chicken aside and discard the oil from the skillet.
  2. Add the olive oil to the skillet and add the garlic and saute. Add the chicken broth, cream and thymes, stir to combine well. Add the chicken, salt and cayenne pepper (if using) and lower the heat to simmer, turning the chicken a couple of times so they are completely cooked through. Squirt some fresh lime juice on the chicken, serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Cayenne pepper adds a nice tint of heat to the chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Thyme Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 605 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 249mg83%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 552mg16%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.