French-Style Lemony Garlic Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"Recipe from a French cookbook. This recipe is easy and quick to make, only a handful of ingredients are required and the result is a dish bursting with flavor, it has a lovely broth perfect to drizzle over the chicken. Serve with a crusty loaf of bread to dip in the juice"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (388.5 g)
  • Calories 638.4
  • Total Fat - 50.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 237.5 mg
  • Sodium - 470.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.3 g
  • Protein - 38.9 g
  • Calcium - 63.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 37.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Generously salt and pepper the chicken on both sides.

Step 3

In a large oven-proof skillet with high sides and a lid, melt the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and brown well on both sides, especially the skin side (don't skip this step!). Remove from the pan to a plate, and set aside.

Step 4

Add in all the garlic, shallots and herbs of choice to the pan and sauté until the shallots become limp; about 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add the wine, lemon juice and chicken broth to the pan and stir to remove any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer and add the chicken thighs back to the pan.

Step 6

Place the lid on the pan and put the pan in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken thighs reaches 160-165 degrees (it will continue to cook when removed from the oven).

Step 7

Remove chicken from the skillet. Serve with the juice and crusty bread.

Tips & Variations

  • Oven-proof skillet



Delicious and easy. I served it with steamed rice to soak up the sauce. I used tarragon and thyme for the herbs, Will be making this again.

review by:
(12 Mar 2016)