"This is one of our favorite recipes for chicken thighs. It comes together easily and tastes wonderful! The sauce is delicious on pasta. The chicken comes out nice and crispy. It's a great recipe to serve company, too!"
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6 thighs




  • Chicken Thighs:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In zip-top bag, place 2 teaspoons of lemon pepper seasoning with flour and shake to mix thoroughly. Briefly shake thighs, 2 or 3 at a time, till coated.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add chicken thighs skin side down and cook for about 4 minutes until browned. Flip the chicken thighs over and cook for 2 minutes on the other side. Remove from heat. Put chicken thighs skin side up (crispy side up) on a baking sheet and bake at 375 F for about 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked, the juices run clear and the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  • Creamy Sauce:

  • In the mean time, while the chicken is baking, make the sauce: Wipe the skillet you used for cooking the chicken thighs. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon butter to skillet. Add minced garlic and cook, constantly stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add chicken stock and 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning to the skillet and bring to light boil. Add heavy cream and bring back to boil. Add shredded cheese and stir until melted. Reduce heat to simmer and keep stirring until the sauce is smooth. Remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir inches Top the sauce with chopped green onions (chop up only green portion of green onions and don't use white portion). Keep the sauce covered.
  • The chicken should be cooked by now. Check it for doneness and if chicken is completely cooked through, add it to the skillet on top of the sauce and on top of green onions. Top with chopped parsley and decorate with a few slices of lemon.

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  1. breezermom
    Great crispy skin on this chicken! Even after baking, it stayed crisp. The sauce is delicious as well. A definite make again recipe.
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  2. jkoch960
    Great recipe! A dish for Malta region on our tour. I am always cautious of recipes with fruit but this had just the right amont of lemon. Definitely a keeper.
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  3. diner524
    OMG!! This is fantastic!!! We made this as our main entree for the Malta region of Susie's World Tour. The only change made, was to use boneless/skinless chicken breast. This will be in our monthly rotation for dinners. Served it with baked lemon pasta and green beans with a twist for one scrumptious meal!! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.
  4. Karen Elizabeth
    Excellent and easily prepared and so very tasty, much enjoyed for Susies World Tour, Malta, Fellowship Of The Stove
  5. bigbadbrenda
    This was very tasty and I had to use a breast cause I defrosted them I really found it easy to make and hubby liked it. I just used table cram instead of full cream, parmesan cheese. Made for world tour 2018 and ate before remembering the photo


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