Baked Chicken Thighs in White Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless Chicken thighs
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoons vegetable oil separated
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 8 oz. white button mushrooms washed and sliced
  • ¼ cup heavy cream optional
  • Parsley roughly chopped, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Pat the chicken thighs with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 chicken thighs, smooth-side down, and sear for 13 minutes. Don’t move the chicken around while it cooks, as it will disrupt the sear and may cause the chicken to stick to the pan.
  3. Rotate the pan to move the oil around to help loosen the chicken from the pan. Use a thin spatula and carefully lift the chicken and transfer to a plate.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium if oil begins to splatter. Repeat with remaining 4 chicken thighs, using the remaining tablespoon of oil as needed and transferring the remaining chicken to a plate once finished. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Add the butter and mushrooms to the pan and cook until they begin to brown and caramelize, about 8 minutes. 
  7. Deglaze the pan by adding the white wine and use the metal spatula to scrape up the chicken remnants. This will give the sauce excellent flavor.
  8. Add the garlic and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the heavy cream. Add the chicken thighs, sear-side up, and heat for 5 additional minutes.
  9. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Garnish with parlsey, and serve with your favorite sides. Brown rice and roasted green beans are excellent with this meal.

Base Recipe adapted from this SITE

Baked Chicken Thighs in White Wine Sauce
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