Skillet Chicken Thighs with White Wine–Butter Sauce

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 23, 2024

Indulge in the sumptuous flavors and aromas of Skillet Chicken Thighs with White Wine–Butter Sauce, a dish that promises to elevate your dining experience.

Perfectly seared chicken, bathed in a rich, buttery white wine sauce, presents a delightful symphony of taste. This recipe, designed for simplicity and elegance, is perfect for both a quiet night in or a lavish dinner party!

Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size

  • 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions

  1. Prepare Chicken:
    • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add chicken, skin-side down, and cook until golden brown, about 6-7 minutes.
    • Flip the chicken and cook the other side for an additional 5-6 minutes.
    • Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. Make Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
    • Pour in white wine and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
    • Stir in chicken broth, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    • Add heavy cream, butter, parsley, and thyme. Stir until the butter is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  3. Combine and Serve:
    • Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning the sauce over the thighs.
    • Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened slightly.
    • Serve hot, garnished with more fresh herbs if desired.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories450 kcal
Protein25g
Carbohydrates4g
Fat36g
Cholesterol155mg
Sodium650mg

Enjoy this heartwarming and luxurious dish, knowing that even as a beginner in the kitchen, you can create flavors that are anything but basic!