Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Garlic

"This recipe uses classic flavorings for chicken. This particular recipe is of french origin."
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins




  • Put the broth into a pan and bring to a broil.
  • Add the garlic cloves, cover and simmer gently for 40 minutes.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a saute pan, add the chicken thighs and cook gently on all sides until golden brown.
  • Transfer them to an ovenproof dish.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Strain the broth and reserve it.
  • Distribute the garlic and lemon slices among the chicken pieces.
  • Add the flour to the fat in the pan in which the chicken was browned, and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom of the pan, then add the broth.
  • Cook, stirring until the sauce has thickened and is smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce over chicken, cover, and cook for 40-45 minutes.
  • If thicker sauce is required, lift out the chicken and reduce sauce by boiling rapidly, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Scatter over the chopped parsley or basil and serve with boiled new potatoes or rice.

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  1. Very nice! The lemon and garlic really bring out the flavor of the chicken. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you very much for sharing this lovely (and vampire preventing) recipe with us.
  2. I'm 86.4% sure my New Year's resolution to diet is working. It's true because I've significantly cut back. That's a fact. Yes it is and I know it to be so because I cut this recipe in half. Half is half, right, even if I did eat it all in one sitting. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag.
  3. I just made this tonight. I halved the recipe and it was enough for my family of three. It was worth the time to make in my opinion. There was a lot of liquid and I think that the amount of liquid I had would have been enough for 8 thighs. The thighs were nice and most. Flavor was on the zesty side as the lemon gave is a subtle kick and each bit had a nice garlic flavor. I served with a sweet potato and asparagus.
  4. Didn't love it. Would have been muchbetter cooked in dutch oven. I added marscapone cheese to sauce to add body, but it was still way too thin. I reduced it down quite a bit by boiling, and it was "ok", at best. And even though I cooked for 1 hour 15 minutes, the flavors didn't penetrate meat enough. Again, might be a much better dish cooked low and slow in dutch oven.
  5. This is delicious!! My family and I enjoy very much! The best comfort food ever!!



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