Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs
Gluten Free Living – 2022
Well it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re probably expecting some luscious dessert, right? Instead, I have a fantastic main course entree today. Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs. These delicious chicken thighs are well-seasoned with some excellent tasting herbs and then added to a sumptuous cream sauce with parmesan cheese, garlic, mushrooms, and oh yes, some great tasting herbs. The flavors are extraordinary.
I found chicken thighs for a great price back in the late fall. I was looking for ways to use them when I stumbled upon this recipe. I’ve actually made this recipe twice now and it’s a crowd pleaser each time. The last time I took it to a potluck dinner where it was cleaned out in no time. But in all actuality, this dish is probably better served at home for family or company. You can transport it in a crockpot easily enough, but it’s easier not too. 🙁
Even still, this scrumptious main dish entree is savory, mouthwatering and so delectable that you will probably find yourself putting it on your regular monthly food rotation. It’s also gluten free for those with gluten intolerance. The chicken also reheats wonderfully if you have leftovers.
I’ve always enjoyed chicken thighs more than any other part of the chicken. Probably because I grew up in a home where my mom fried up one whole chicken for six or seven of us! It was like that for most of my growing up years. The younger ones were lucky if we got a wing or a leg for dinner. I always grabbed the thigh if I could. But many times I ended up with a wing or a leg and that’s just the way it was. Even still, Mom’s Fried Chicken was to die for!
This Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs dish is a terrific way to use up those chicken thighs so that everyone gets to enjoy them. 🙂 Plus, the recipe is so wonderful, your family is really gonna want seconds. Yes, indeed.
These chicken thighs are cooked in a scrumptious garlic, mushroom, parmesan sauce.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the chicken.
Place seasonings on a plate.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Trim off all extra fat from the chicken thighs.
Sprinkle the seasoning mix over each side of the chicken and press down into the chicken with your hands so the seasoning adheres well.
Coat all the chicken thighs on both sides with the seasoning.
Spray a very large frying pan with olive oil. (My skillet is 14-inches). Heat the skillet and place the chicken pieces in the skillet. It’s probably better not to crowd the chicken and cook in two separate skillets or in two or three batches as necessary.
Turn the chicken thighs over, adding additional olive oil as needed, and cook each side of the chicken about eight minutes.
When chicken thighs are done, remove them to another plate and keep warm. Meanwhile, prepare sauce.
I used these ingredients for the sauce.
Melt butter in skillet and add mushrooms. You can use the same skillet, or a different one.
Saute mushrooms a few minutes until tender.
Add minced garlic and saute about a minute until garlic is fragrant, but not scorched.
Stir to combine.
Add half-and-half about 1/4 cup at a time working into the mushrooms until all of the cream has been incorporated.
Add parmesan cheese and heat through until the sauce thickens.
Add cooked chicken thighs and spoon some of the sauce and mushrooms over each chicken thigh. Garnish with fresh parsley or thyme to serve.
I served the Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs with Herb Roasted Parmesan Potatoes the first time I made this recipe. It was great with that gluten free recipe too! It never hurts to add Keto Dinner Rolls either. 🙂
The seasonings in the sauce and on the chicken really make this chicken dish stand out.
We loved the way Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs tasted. It was also incredibly tasty reheated for leftovers.
Here’s the recipe.
CREAMY GARLIC MUSHROOM CHICKEN THIGHS
(Recipe adapted from Cafe Delites)
This picture shows the chicken without as much sauce on top. It’s actually pretty good without the sauce, too!
While garlic gets the credit, the parsley, thyme, rosemary and marjoram are what provide such excellent flavor to this Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs recipe.