Some of the medicinal qualities thyme is known for are as follows:
- fighting acne
- lowering blood pressure
- helping to alleviate cough
- boosting immunity
- repelling pests
- boosting mood
- culinary uses
- preventing bacterial infections
- helping to treat yeast infections
Thyme can be used fresh or dried, and works well in soups, roasted vegetables, pasta, sauces, pizzas and more! We love garnishing a recipe with a few sprigs of thyme: it looks lovely and adds a fresh herbaceous flavour.
Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt divided
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme Leaves
Rub the chicken breasts with garlic, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon 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 pink 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.
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