Lemon Thyme Chicken

Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Total 30 mins

Lemon Thyme Chicken is a super easy, family friendly recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! The fresh thyme and lemon make this a chicken recipe you’re going to love.

Looking for some other easy chicken recipes for your busy week? Try this yummy Lemon Caper Chicken recipe or this fun Dill Pickle Chicken. You’re family will love them!

Easy Lemon Thyme Chicken With Pasta

Fresh Thyme Makes This Chicken Recipe Delicious 

I love thyme, but it hates me. I have NEVER been successful in growing thyme and always end up buying it weekly. Jorge and I love to use thyme for chicken dishes or in a white sauce I make to serve over mushroom ravioli (store bought – let’s not get crazy).

Wait, I just realized that I said: “Jorge and I love to use thyme for chicken dishes…”. That’s incorrect. I love to use thyme. Jorge loves to eat thyme. I would be amazed if he even knows what thyme looks like. 😉

Best Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

I have Thyme growing in my container herb garden again right now. It’s half dead. No seriously, half of it is black and half of it is green and happy.

I don’t even know what I could possibly be doing wrong — so if anyone has some tips, I am all ears/black thumbs.

Easy Lemon Thyme Chicken Recipe

This Is The Best 30 Minute Chicken Dinner

This Lemon Thyme Chicken is a super delicious 30 minute dinner. I like using the thinly sliced chicken breasts with this one because it cooks so much faster. I usually start my water boiling for the egg noodles and then start working on my chicken.

About the time I am finishing with the sauce, is just about when the noodles are usually done cooking. It works out perfectly! I really hope you enjoy this easy weeknight dinner as much as our little family of four does! Even the twins gobble this one up!

Yield: 4 Servings

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Lemon Thyme Chicken served over pasta, topped with lemon, shaved parm, and rosemary in a skillet

Lemon Thyme Chicken is a super easy, family friendly recipe that only takes 30 minutes to make! The fresh thyme and lemon make this recipe irresistible!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz fine egg noodles, cooked according to directions
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan


Preheat oven to 250°F.

Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels and season generoulsy on both sides with salt and pepper.

In a large, deep sauce pan over medium high heat, cook chicken for 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Wrap cooked chicken in foil, place on an oven safe plate and keep warm in oven while you make the sauce.

Add wine to pan and scrape up all the cooked chicken bits into the wine. Continue cooking until wine has reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

Add butter. Once melted, add garlic and thyme and cook for 3o seconds. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

Scoop out a little sauce (a few tablespoons worth) and set aside. Then toss cooked egg noodles and parmesan in sauce.

Top with chicken and pour the extra sauce on top of chicken. Serve immediately.


If you have them on hand, toss in some capers when you add the garlic to the sauce. Then it's like a Chicken Piccata!

Nutrition Information:


4 Servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 415mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 43g


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7 Responses
  1. Carolyn Jones

    Growing many herbs can be difficult. I live in NorCal and had the same problem. I found out that herbs do not like full sun or the heat. So I moved my herbs under a tree and every since I never had another problem.

  2. Neil

    Hi There.

    I did a little bit of substitution and used lemon thyme, less lemon juice and added about a teaspoon of Thai basil(minced) and it came out very nice. I am now a level 2 cook.

    Thanks for Sharing.
    Neil From Down Under.

  3. Gabriel @ The Dinner Special podcast

    Thyme is my go-to herb! it adds so much to a dish, and with lemon, and chicken? Yes please!! Unfortunately, I don’t have any tips on growing it, my thumb is the totally opposite of green…

  4. Kellu

    Container gardens for herbs are not the answer. Make room in the vegetable garden or the flower bed for your herbs and you will be eating pesto from your freezer all winter!

  5. Nicole - Coking for Keeps

    Your thyme = my basil. Why can’t I grow it??? So frustrating. Love this chicken, and I would so be throwing in a few capers, I can’t resist those briny, salty gems!

  6. Rachel Cooks

    I love thyme too – it’s such a great herb. I have no tips for you unfortunately, fellow black thumb here. Although my thyme is doing great this year, but it’s planted in the ground. And I know what I’m going to do with it!

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