For lovers of refreshing lemon, this recipe is a real treat.

Very easy and quick to prepare, chicken thighs in a sauce that goes well with rice, couscous, pasta, mashed potatoes,… This time I served a nice portion of rice and a Chinese cabbage salad. So good!
If you are not sure how “sour the sauce will be”, you can always add less lemon juice and add it on the dish when it is served, if desired. 😉
Bon Appetit!

Chicken thighs with lemon sauce

Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 portions


  • 500 grams of boneless chicken thighs
  • 100 grams of cooking cream
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Half a teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of green pepper in brine
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • In a frying pan with olive oil, sear the chicken thighs on both sides, each for a few minutes so that it turns slightly golden and the meat is almost cooked, all together for about 15 minutes. Season it with salt and thyme.
  • Then remove the meat from the pan and pour 1 deciliter of water into it and scrape across the pan to release as much stickiness as possible.
  • Add green pepper (some can be crushed a little to strengthen the flavors), lemon juice (you can also slice and add a piece of lemon), butter, cream and stir to combine everything. Then return the meat to the sauce, cook for a few more minutes to thicken the sauce. Make sure the meat is done. Try and add salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with chopped parsley and then serve warm with any side dish.
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