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Chicken Thighs with Garlic Parmesan Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy #chicken entree can be whipped up in just over 30 minutes. It's great for weeknight dinners when you're on the run. The #Garlic #Parmesan sauce is mouthwatering and the chicken is seasoned wonderfully. Great for company dinners too. #ChickenThighs #GarlicParmesanSauce #ParmesanCheese #ChickenThighsWithGarlicParmesanSauce

Chicken Thighs with Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Garlic Parmesan Sauce is a fantastic weeknight dinner meal. It takes just over 30 minutes to prepare and it's great served over mashed potatoes, pasta or rice. This delicious skillet dinner is mouthwatering along with being very filling and satisfying. If you need a main dish entree for quick weeknight meals, this one will become a favorite!
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 185 kcal



  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken thigh fillets fat trimmed (about 8-10 fillets)
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter


  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 5 small to medium cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or heavy whipping cream
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired
  • fresh thyme for garnish, if desired



  • Melt butter in a very large skillet over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken thighs with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Sear and cook chicken in skillet about 8 minutes on each side.
  • Remove chicken from pan and place on platter.
  • Set aside.
  • Keep warm.


  • Meanwhile, prepare sauce.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Add minced garlic and sauté one minute until fragrant.
  • Add Italian seasoning and flour and whisk for a minute or two.
  • Add chicken broth slowly.
  • Gradually whisk in half-and-half cream and parmesan cheese and heat through a few minutes until sauce has thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add cooked chicken to skillet.
  • Spoon sauce over top.
  • Sprinkle fresh thyme and/or chopped parsley over top before serving.
  • Can also sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, pasta or rice, if desired.


NOTE: The original recipe recommended baking the sauce and partially cooked chicken. I do not recommend baking the chicken and sauce together. The sauce separates and the cream and cheese can curdle. Instead, make the sauce and add to chicken before serving as directed above.
Recipe adapted from Gimme Delicious.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 19gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.005gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 20mg
Keyword chicken, main dish, parmesan cheese
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