Creamy Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe

Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken – crazy delicious skillet chicken with creamy lemon garlic sauce. So easy and dinner is ready in 20 mins. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 612 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs, deboned but skin-on
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 small lemon, cut into slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine or Japanese cooking sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped Italian parsley leaves


  1. Debone the chicken thighs but keep the skin on. Click here to see the video on how to debone chicken thighs. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper, on the both surfaces.

  2. Heat up a skillet (cast-iron skillet preferred) on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Pan-fry the chicken until both surfaces become crispy or nicely browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

  3. Add the remaining olive oil and saute the garlic until slightly browned, follow by the chicken broth, whipping cream, lemon slices, cayenne pepper, white wine, mirin (if using), salt and sugar. Lower the heat and let simmer. Add the chicken back into the skillet. Reduce the sauce a little bit more. Add parsley, stir well, remove from heat and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can use chicken breasts or bone-in chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Lemon Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 249mg83%
Sodium 584mg25%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 17.4mg21%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.