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Skillet Rosemary Lemon Chicken

This Skillet Rosemary Lemon Chicken is cooked entirely in one pan and makes the perfect quick and easy dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chicken dinner, easy chicken recipes, lemon chicken, skillet chicken recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 498 kcal


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves minced
  • zest from 2 medium lemons
  • splash of white wine optional
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • juice from 2 medium lemons
  • 1 lemon sliced in rounds


  1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides, minced rosemary and rub the lemon zest all over them.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Lay the chicken skin-side down in the pan. Sear the thighs without moving them for about 4-5 minutes or until nicely browned (or blackened if you prefer). Turn the chicken over, add the juice of 1 lemon and cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook for another 8-12 minutes more (depending on the thickness of chicken) or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-high and add a teaspoon or more olive oil to the pan. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and saute for 2-3 minutes, until they are starting to brown. Add wine and allow to simmer for about 1 minute.
  4. Turn the heat to medium and add the cooked chicken back to the skillet. Top with remaining lemon juice, lemon slices and rosemary sprigs and cover pan once more for about 4-5 more minutes. Adjust seasonings as needed. Remove from pan and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Rosemary Lemon Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 212mg71%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.