Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Garlic-Lemon Sauce – chicken thighs seasoned with lemon-pepper seasoning, baked to perfection and served with the delicious, cheesy, garlic-lemon cream sauce! YUM!
This recipe takes only 40 minutes from start to finish, including baking time!
Mix 3 teaspoons of lemon pepper seasoning with flour. Pat the tops (skin side) of chicken thighs with this seasoning mixture:
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on high-medium heat in a large skillet. Add chicken thighs skin side down and cook for about 4 minutes on high-medium heat until browned, uncovered. Sprinkle the other side of chicken with 1 teaspoon more of lemon seasoning. Flip the chicken thighs over and cook for 2 minutes on the other side. The skin side of chicken thighs should be nicely browned like this:
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Put chicken thighs skin side up (crispy side up) on the baking sheet and bake at 375 F for about 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked, the juices run clear and the chicken is no longer pink in the center:
In the mean time, while the chicken is baking, make the sauce with garlic, chicken stock, heavy cream, lemon seasoning, and shredded cheese (Parmesan, Mozzarella, or both). Add 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice and top with chopped green onions:
Add cooked chicken thighs to the skillet on top of the sauce. Top with chopped parsley and decorate with a few slices of lemon: