Creamy Baked Chicken Thighs

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Frank Modified: October 12, 2021
Creamy Baked Chicken Thighs

How To Make Creamy Baked Chicken Thighs

Enjoy a flavorful weeknight dinner with a bite of this low-carb creamy baked chicken thighs with mushrooms and bacon that you can make in less than an hour.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For the Baked Chicken Thighs:

  • 6chicken thighs,bone-in, skin-on or off
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed
  • 2tbspparsley leaves,fresh, chopped
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • ground black pepper,fresh, to taste

For the Cream Sauce:

  • 4garlic cloves,crushed
  • 7ozbacon,diced
  • 14ozbrown mushrooms,sliced, Cremini
  • 1cupheavy cream,or half and half
  • ½cupchicken broth
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,freshly grated
  • ¼tspblack pepper,freshly ground, to taste
  • salt,optional, to taste
  • parsley,extra chopped fresh to garnish

Instructions

Baked Chicken Thighs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Arrange the chicken on a plate. Combine together the olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in a jug. Rub the oil mixture over the chicken to completely coat.

  3. Heat a large oven-proof pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken, skin-side down first, until the skin is crisp and golden brown. Rotate and sear the other side for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  4. Transfer to oven and roast for about 25 to 30 minutes until completely cooked through.

  5. Once the chicken is done, remove it from the skillet, and set it aside. Pour out half of the chicken juices left in the pan.

Cream Sauce:

  1. Using the same skillet the chicken was in, fry the garlic in the reserved chicken juices over medium heat, stirring frequently for about 1 minute until fragrant.

  2. Add the bacon and fry until just beginning to crisp. Add in the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms begin to soften.

  3. Pour in the cream, chicken broth, and Parmesan cheese. Let simmer for about 2 minutes until slightly thickened.

  4. Season with pepper. Taste first before adding in any extra salt, as the bacon will add saltiness.

  5. Add the chicken back into the pan, and allow to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes in the cream to take on the flavors.

  6. Garnish with parsley and shaved or grated parmesan. Serve over rice, pasta, or steamed or grilled vegetables.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 800.88kcal
  • Fat: 65.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.06g
  • Fiber: 0.94g
  • Sugar: 3.07g
  • Protein: 43.93g
  • Cholesterol: 274.34mg
  • Sodium: 873.78mg
  • Calcium: 218.13mg
  • Potassium: 873.78mg
  • Iron: 2.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 258.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.83mg
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