Skillet Chicken Thighs with White Wine–Butter Sauce

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


  • 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


  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)

Calories450 kcal

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