Creamy chicken with lemon and rosemary

November 5, 2016

Author Notes: Tender chicken thighs in a creamy lemon and rosemary sauce, and all ready in under an hour. Dinner sorted!Teresa Ulyate

Serves: 4


  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs (about 600g)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 100 grams mushrooms, sliced
  • 100 grams diced bacon
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons very finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/4 cup marsala wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 300 milliliters chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cream
In This Recipe


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a griddle pan. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and cook over a high heat to brown on both sides. Leave them for a good few minutes so that they are well browned, then set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a deep saucepan over a medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic, then add the mushrooms and bacon. Cook for a few minutes before stirring in the flour and rosemary.
  3. Stir in the masala wine and lemon juice. Add the chicken stock and cream and stir to combine.
  4. Add the chicken thighs back to the pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through. The chicken can be turned over halfway through.
  5. Check the seasoning then serve with rice, potatoes or roasted veggies.

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Reviews (10) Questions (0)

10 Reviews

Julieek August 31, 2018
Are you using skin-on thighs? If so, does the skin get soggy from the liquid? Any suggestions?
Author Comment
Teresa U. September 3, 2018
Hi there! Yes I use skin on thighs - I brown them in a pan over a high heat in the first step to get them crispy before they get added to the sauce. ;)
Stephanie A. April 9, 2018
Mushrooms was not listed in the ingredients! I just got home to cook this and the directions say mushrooms! Ugh! Can I just leave them out? <br />
Author Comment
Teresa U. April 10, 2018
Apologies! I have corrected the recipe.
Shalynn B. September 4, 2017
Just made this tonight and we can't stop talking about this dish!! AMAZING
Author Comment
Teresa U. September 5, 2017
Thank you Shalynn, so happy you loved it!!
Joanne February 7, 2017
Is the bacon cooked before adding?
Author Comment
Teresa U. February 7, 2017
Hi Joanne. No, simply add the uncooked bacon at the same time as the mushrooms and fry for a few minutes.
Katie-Gray January 11, 2017
This is truly an incredible recipe. A new family favorite!
Author Comment
Teresa U. January 12, 2017
Thank you Katie - we love it too!