Smothered Chicken Thighs

Smothered Chicken Thighs

Winter weather calls for comfort food. This chicken recipe has become my go to quick and easy dish that tastes like a gourmet meal. I usually serve it with mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, and a green vegetable. Also, if I have some mushrooms on hand, I like to slice about a half cup and brown in a small skillet with a little butter and add to gravy mixture before placing the chicken on top.

Smothered Chicken Thighs

4 skinless chicken thighs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1 T butter
1 T olive oil
1/4 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
2 T Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, smashed
2 tsp. dried sage leaves
1/4 cup cream or milk

Salt and pepper both sides of chicken. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Brown chicken for about 10 minutes, turning half way through. Remove to plate. Add wine (or broth) to skillet and cook to reduce. Whisk in mustard, flour, and chicken broth. Add onion, garlic, and sage. Stir in cream (or milk).

Place chicken on top of onion mixture. Cover with lid and simmer on low for 25-30 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Yield: 4 servings; Serving size: 1 chicken breast
Calories: 258; Fat: 16g; Carbohydrates: 7g; Protein: 21g; Sodium: 902mg 

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Kim Becker

My name is Kim Becker. I live in Lavalette, W.Va. I love to eat! I also love to feel good about what I eat. That's why I'm always looking for healthy, seasonal recipes that don't require a lot of time or ingredients. The thrill of making a delicious, nourishing dish that came together with a minimum amount of effort and clean-up inspires me to continue on my quest to find another equally impressive dish to add to my repertoire. If you don't know where to begin when it comes to making healthy food choices, or if you are already following a healthy diet but need some recipe ideas, I hope you will find some inspiration in my monthly recipes and cooking tips.