Who says fancy dinner dishes should be reserved for the holidays? Turn any night of the week into an affair to remember with a classy chicken dinner recipe like this one. If your family fawns for lemon chicken, this quick-prep idea is right up your alley.
About 2 cups (16 ounces) homemade chicken stock or canned chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
8 thin lemon slices (from about 1/2 lemon)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon thyme or regular thyme, minced, plus 2 to 4 sprigs for the gravy
4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
A 3- to 5-pound whole chicken
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (2 ounces/60 milliliters) heavy cream
Want to see the entire recipe? Click here Published May 26, 2015.