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Garlic Chicken Thighs in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

by Christina Cherrier – Jan 23, 2021
Garlic Chicken Thighs in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
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Garlic Chicken Thighs in Creamy Mushroom Sauce – This creamy chicken thighs recipe with mushroom sauce is the kind of recipe that draws people like a magnet in your kitchen. Crispy boneless chicken thighs are simmered in a thick and creamy mushroom sauce with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and parmesan. You need only one pan and less than 30 minutes to make this restaurant-quality meal. Low-carb, Keto-friendly, and gluten-free, this chicken thighs recipe is the weeknight dinner everyone raves about!

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Ingredients list for the Garlic Chicken Thighs in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Directions

1. To make the creamy garlic chicken recipe: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper, and sear in the hot pan, for 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Once chicken thighs are cooked, remove them from the pan and set them aside.

2. In the same pan, melt the butter in the remaining cooking juices leftover. Add in the sliced mushrooms and fry until golden-brown on one side, then stir to fry the other side.

3. Add garlic to the mushrooms and cook until fragrant (about one minute). Add onion and stir fry until translucent. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes so they release their flavors. Finally, pour in the chicken broth, and allow the sauce to reduce down slightly. 

4. Reduce heat to low, add the heavy cream, and bring to a gentle simmer while stirring occasionally. Season the cream sauce with salt and pepper to your taste.

5. Add the parmesan cheese to the creamy mushroom sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer for a further minute until cheese melts through. 

6. Add the cooked chicken thighs back into the pan; sprinkle with the parsley, and spoon the sauce over each piece of chicken. Serve the creamy garlic chicken thighs over steamed veg or cauliflower rice for Keto dieters, or rice or pasta for non-Keto. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the Chicken Thighs in Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

This creamy chicken thighs recipe is so easy, quick to cook, ready in under 30 minutes or less! Crispy and tender chicken is smothered in a luscious garlic butter mushroom and sun-dried tomato cream sauce. The creamy garlic mushroom sauce is restaurant-quality and keeps the chicken thighs tender and moist on the inside.

  • The key to obtaining a perfectly creamy mushroom sauce is to gently simmer the sauce to avoid separating and curdling.
  • For more flavor, you can add a dash of white wine instead of using only vegetable broth.
  • Avoid throwing all chicken thighs in the pan if you have a small skillet. You will end up with steamed, pale, and tasteless chicken. Each chicken thigh needs space between them which will sear properly and lock in moisture.

Sides to serve with the creamy mushroom chicken thighs

This creamy mushroom chicken thighs recipe is super easy and goes with lots of possibilities when it comes to choosing a side dish. Some of the best options for this chicken recipe are:

  • Steamed/roasted veggies are a low carb favorite ( zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, asparagus, broccoli, etc…)
  • Mashed potatoes
  • White or brown rice
  • Pasta

How and how long to store de chicken thighs leftovers?

This creamy garlic chicken recipe will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Store the leftover chicken thighs in an airtight container. You can also freeze the chicken thighs in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Reheat gently in a skillet or microwave with a tablespoon of water to loosen the sauce.

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  • Lou

    2021-02-19 21:27:53

    Saw it, cooked it, loved it!

  • Teresa Chrissinger

    2021-02-01 19:13:33

    Very good would have loved a little more cheesiness to it I'll try maybe another half a cup of Parmesan next time but oh was that good

  • Ed

    2021-01-31 19:44:54

    This recipe is AWSOME. Make it, you won't be disappointed.

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