Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs

Tender dark-meat chicken thighs and drumsticks baked in a rich, creamy white sauce.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Place chicken in a large bowl and coat generously with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Step 3

    Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to the skillet in batches, skin-side down. Cook until skin is golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per batch. Remove chicken and place into a large baking dish.
  4. Step 4

    Add thyme and garlic to the skillet. Cook over medium heat until garlic is fragrant and lightly browned, about 1 minute. Whisk in flour slowly into a thick paste. Add wine, stock, lemon juice, and cream and bring to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Pour sauce over chicken in the baking dish.
  5. Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until chicken is not longer pink inside and juices run clear, about 30 minutes.