A member of the mint family that can be found in the wild and in garden beds worldwide, Thyme leaf is an aromatic and woody herb, that has been used to flavor and preserve foods and beverages for millennia. During the medieval times, the leaves were thought to signify courage, that represented the virtues of grace and bravery in ancient Greece. The dried thyme leaf can be incorporated into culinary recipes, infused as thyme tea, and combined into herbal syrups.
Try and enjoy this Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 chicken breasts boneless
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- Rub the chicken breasts with garlic, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and set aside for 15-20 minutes.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add chicken breasts. Cook the breasts for 5-6 minutes on each side till cooked though and not pick from inside. Once cooked, take the chicken breasts out of the pan and set them aside on a plate. Cover the plate with foil to keep the breasts warm.
- In the same pan, heat butter and add the flour. Stir the flour for a minute and slowly start whisking in the milk till all the milk is incorporated and there are no lumps.
- Simmer the sauce while stirring occasionally till the sauce thickens slightly. Add the remaining salt, lemon zest and thyme and mix. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer for two more minutes. Serve immediately.