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Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Cream Sauce is the perfect comfort food when you're in the mood for a full flavored savory dish.

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Cream Sauce is the perfect comfort food when you're in the mood for a full flavored savory dish.

Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken
Servings 6
Calories 390 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum optional

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Meanwhile season chicken with salt and pepper, and additional olive oil if desired. When oil is heated add chicken thighs. You should hear a sizzle when you add them to the pan. Allow them to cook for 2 to 3 minutes undisturbed, turn them over when browned and skin is crisp. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until the other side is browned. Turn heat down to medium low and cover. Cook for 10 minutes, then flip the chicken and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until temperature reads around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove chicken from skillet.

  2. Increase heat to medium. Add butter and onions to the skillet with the pan juices from the chicken thighs. Deglaze the pan and cook until onions are just tender and transparent. Stir in the mushrooms and garlic.

  3. Add remaining ingredients to the skillet and stir to combine. When adding the xanthan gum, make sure to add it slowly while stirring continuously to avoid clumping.

  4. When sauce begins to thicken, gently replace chicken thighs and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover skillet and cook until chicken is 165 degrees Fahrenheit, approximately 10 minutes.

  5. Remove thyme stems from the sauce. Serve chicken with mushroom cream sauce poured over the top. Garnish with additional fresh thyme if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 497mg22%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.