Easy Skillet Chicken Thighs

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Quick Summary

This Easy Skillet Chicken Thigh recipe with a simple garlic cream sauce is the perfect chicken dinner for easy weeknights or entertaining. Everyone loves this juicy chicken dish and it takes less than 30 minutes to make!

chicken thighs with cream sauce in skillet with spoon.

I have a winner, winner chicken dinner for you! This Easy Skillet Chicken Thigh recipe is a family favorite and takes less than 30 minutes to make!

We make this chicken recipe all of the time because it is so simple and the chicken is SO juicy. It turns out perfect every single time.

If you don’t cook with chicken thighs very often, you have to give them a try. Thighs are versatile, full of flavor, and absolutely delicious. They stay super juicy, no matter how you cook them. Plus, they are usually less expensive than chicken breasts.

For this recipe, we season the chicken thighs with a simple spice rub and cook them in a hot cast iron skillet. We also whisk together a simple garlic cream sauce to serve with the chicken. The sauce is INCREDIBLE, don’t be embarrassed if you lick every last drop off of your plate. It happens all of the time:)

This one-skillet chicken meal is the BEST! Make it for dinner tonight. I guarantee it will be a regular meal at your house.

chicken thighs in cast iron skillet with spice rub.

Key Ingredients

The ingredients are simple, but put them all together and you will end up with the most amazing chicken dinner!

  • Chicken thighs– you will need about 1 ½ pounds of chicken. You can use skin-on or skinless chicken thighs, whatever you prefer. Chicken thighs with the skin will have more flavor and the skin will get nice and crispy. Technically, you can use chicken breasts, but we recommend thighs because they are juicier.
  • Spices– onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika create a great rub for the chicken.
  • Olive oil– for cooking the chicken.
  • Butter– to create a rich and delicious sauce.
  • Shallot– look for shallot by the garlic at the grocery store.
  • Garlic– for flavor!
  • Chicken broth– for the sauce. You can also use white wine.
  • Lemon juice– to brighten up the sauce.
  • Thyme– fresh thyme goes so well with the chicken.
  • Crushed red pepper flakes– for a little heat.
  • Heavy cream– to finish the sauce, don’t skip it! It takes the sauce to the next level.
  • Parsley– for garnish!
cream sauce in cast iron skillet.

How to Make Skillet Chicken Thighs

  • Use a paper towel to pat the chicken thighs dry. Don’t skip this step! You want to remove excess moisture so the chicken will brown and crisp up nicely.
  • In a small bowl, combine the spices, salt, and black pepper. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the chicken thighs, on both sides.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • Place chicken thighs skin side down in the hot skillet and cook, until skin is crispy about 5 minutes, flip chicken thighs and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes or until internal temp is 165 degrees. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Add the butter, shallot, and garlic to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until sauce thickens up a bit.
  • Place the chicken back in the pan with the sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve the chicken warm with the sauce.
easy skillet chicken thighs in skillet with cream sauce.

Side Dish Suggestions

We highly recommend serving the skillet chicken thighs with crusty bread or garlic bread to soak up all of that delicious sauce. If you want a few other side dish ideas, here are a few of our favorites.

How to Store & Reheat

Leftover chicken thighs will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, preheat the oven to 325°F and place the chicken in an oven safe dish. Cover with foil and bake until warmed through. You can reheat in the microwave for 1 minute or until hot, but we prefer using the oven.

chicken thighs on plate with salad.

More Easy Chicken Recipes

Easy Skillet Chicken Thighs

This Easy Skillet Chicken Thigh recipe with a simple garlic cream sauce is the perfect chicken dinner for easy weeknights or entertaining. Everyone loves this juicy chicken dish and it takes less than 30 minutes to make!
4.54 from 1148 votes




  • Use a paper towel to pat the chicken thighs dry.
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the chicken thighs, on both sides.
  • Heat a large cast iron to medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • Place chicken thighs skin side down in the hot skillet and cook, until skin is crispy about 5 minutes, flip chicken thighs and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes or until internal temp is 165 degrees. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Add the butter, shallot, and garlic to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until sauce thickens up a bit.
  • Place the chicken back in the pan with the sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve the chicken warm with the sauce.


You can use skin-on or skinless chicken thighs, whatever you prefer. You can use chicken breasts, but the thighs are juicier.
Store leftover chicken thighs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 360kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 131mg, Sodium: 380mg, Potassium: 281mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 440IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. This looks delicious! What do you recommend using instead of the heavy cream to make it dairy-free?

  2. 4 stars
    It’s good but not sure it’s worth the oil splatter mess and getting hot oil popping on my arms.

    1. If you don’t know how to cook without splattering oil everywhere then get out of the kitchen. This is a good easy recipe.

    2. There are such things as “splatter screens”. They’re cheap and useful for more than just covering splattering. I also will use pieces of wax paper on the back of my stove, and sometimes the sides too, to keep splattering from getting all over my wall, and even things on my counter next to the stove.

  3. 5 stars
    We tried the Skillet Chicken for the first time last night and the food was great and very tasty

  4. This was very tasty. Very easy to put together and will definitely have it again! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoy following your blog.

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious. Instead of shallots I used a yellow onion and it was amazing. I was very pleasantly surprised!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m really bad at leaving ratings/reviews on recipes but I HAD to come back to this one. The flavor in this recipe is outstanding and I was obsessed with the sauce. I even put a little on my veggie side. Highly recommend!

  7. 5 stars
    I made this for my wife and me tonight, and it turned out very well. My pan was a little crowded, so it took a bit longer to cook but that was Ok. Served it with some roasted red potatoes to soak up the delicious sauce. Next time I think I will try the white wine instead of lemon juice.

    1. Loved the recipe and will make it again. I didn’t use any onions or shallots (didn’t have any) used smoked paprika and garlic salt for the seasoning. Added slivered almonds and used Prosecco instead of white wine and a squeeze of lemon juice , just in case. It was delicious.

    1. I used sour cream instead of heavy cream. Left out shallots and lemon juice because i had none. I added spinach leaves and grated Parmesan right at the end. It tasted great!

  8. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this recipe. It’s simple, fast, and the sauce tastes great. I make a pork chop with sour cream gravy that my wife loves and she thought it tasted a lot like it. I went with the white wine instead of chicken broth, I love cooking with wine when possible. This is most likely going to be a staple around my house from now on.

  9. 5 stars
    Made it just as the recipe says and it turned out wonderfully. My mother, who was visiting, requested a copy of the recipe to take home with her.

  10. 4 stars
    We enjoyed this recipe very much. There was too much oil after the chicken was cooked. I should have wiped the skillet before adding the butter etc. The recipe was easy and quick to prepare

  11. 5 stars
    I made this but used rosemary instead of thyme ( didn’t have and couldn’t find fresh), and I added mushrooms and it was so good. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and everyone raved about how tasty it was. We will definitely be making this again! Thank you for the recipe

  12. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner last week, absolutely delicious. Matter of fact, it was so good I linked it in my FB page and am making it again tonight for my while family. Followed the directions with no changes.

    1. I haven’t tried it. I am sure it would be ok, but the sauce won’t be as rich.

  13. 5 stars
    Just made it. SHUT UP!!!!! Amazing sauce. The only change I made was I put the chicken back in the sauce and covered continued cooking on low for another 15 minutes. Perfect! Thanks.

  14. 5 stars
    Pleasantly surprised!! Taste was amazing and instructions perfect- I only had 3 chicken thighs and adjusted the recipe accordingly. There were no leftovers between the two of us. Thanks so much- such a winner!!.

    1. 5 stars
      Love the recipe and have made it a few times. Really delicious. I went to make it tonight but no chicken broth. Any ideas for a substitute? I have beef broth, is that usable? Thanks again for the recipe. I’m generally a terrible cook and this had em raving.

    2. Vegetable broth would be better because it isn’t as strong, but if you like the flavor of beef broth and that is all you have, you can try it.

  15. 5 stars
    YUM. Added some minced ginger, mushrooms and scallions ( I didn’t have shallot), and returned chicken and juices to pan after sauce was reduced. Also added mushrooms.

    Could do with a pinch of Sherry or port wine along with veg stock. Served over rice to soak up the yummy sauce.

  16. This may be a stupid question, but can I use 1% milk? I have no heavy cream and I have no desire to go to the store to buy some after a busy workday. I’m sure it will be a thinner consistency, but do you think it’ll still work? I’m not a big cook so substitutions don’t always work well for me. Thanks!

    1. You are correct, it won’t be a rich and creamy sauce, but you can try it if that is all you have. Maybe add some butter to richen up the sauce?

  17. Yuuuuck. I was thinking, because I made sure they were extra crispy, these thighs would be extra delicious. Wrong. Given some exceptions of me using a cast iron skillet (which should make it better), and maybe adding a bit too much heavy cream (because the directions on this website are nearly unbearable), this meal was nearly intolerable for me.

  18. Chicken thighs definitely needs to be cooked longer! I cooked the skin for 5 minutes, then transferred whole skillet in the oven and bake for 30 mins at 400F. This way the skin gets extra crispy! I love this recipe and the sauce, it’s so yummy! I catch myself drinking the sauce after I devour the chicken, LOL!

  19. 3 stars
    I tried this recipe because the pictures looked great and the ingredients sounded like they’d make for a great dish, but I was honestly a little disappointed. The finished product tasted okay, but the cooking time took twice the time advertised and frying thighs with the skin on made the dish way too greasy in my opinion. I subsequently researched why chicken thighs are typically cheaper and learned there are a few factors, but the biggest one is that the thighs are a dense meat that takes twice the cooking time from white meat. I also found that leaving the skin on at medium high heat just renders the skin into fat instead of crisping it up. I ended up removing the skin and refrying it, and it just didn’t come out right. I love chicken thighs (and fried chicken in general) from fast food and have reached a conclusion that this is a dish to leave to them – it tastes better, with no mess to clean up, no greasy smell in your house, and the few bucks savings isn’t worth the hours of prep, cooking, or clean up.

  20. 5 stars
    Stumbled upon this and had close enough ingredients. Delicious and easy! My shallot was a finely diced small red onion and my heavy cream was half and half. Still great. Two thumbs up!

  21. 5 stars
    I have a picky husband and he loved it! I used white wine because I was out of chicken broth. My side was rigatoni and I added sun dried tomatoes to mine. Delish!

  22. 5 stars
    Loved it. I didn’t use lemon n substituted heavy cream for half and half. I also used boneless skinless thighs and rotisserie chicken seasoning. They were delicious. I am going to make it again tonight.

  23. 4 stars
    Recipe was a great jumping off point. I felt the seasonings needed to be doubled to cover all of the chicken thighs. I also used 5 garlic cloves and increased the amount of liquid in the recipe because I added egg noodles to the recipe at the end and spinach. It ended up being delicious!

  24. Made this for dinner & it was a great recipe! Used white wine instead of broth, and A2 Half & Half instead of cream, very tasty. Only side note is, for chicken thighs, the cooking time needs to be much longer than what’s in the recipe. It took at least an extra 30mins for them to fully cook. I cooked in my cast iron skillet on a gas stove, made the sauce perfect! Otherwise, delicious!

  25. 5 stars
    Classic and deep, delicious flavors. Easy and mouth watering. I added diced onion. Paired with smash potatoes and honey soy carrots.

  26. 5 stars
    This was so good! Even my picky partner enjoyed it! Followed recipe exactly except didn’t have Shallots on hand, so used onion in its place, and used skinless thighs as that is what I had in the freezer. The sauce was delicious, both the pan and plate were licked clean! Served with Mashed potatoes and steamed Broccoli. Will definitely make this again!

  27. 5 stars
    So easy to make – I already had most of the ingredients in the pantry! Very flavorful – the whole family loved it!

  28. 5 stars
    I’m not a big fan of chicken thighs, so I made this recipe with boneless pork chops. I used evaporated milk instead of heavy cream. They were delicious!

  29. 5 stars
    Loved loved everything about this recipe. Served it with roasted broccoli. Excellent. Thanks for all the great content.

  30. 5 stars
    We loved it. I prepped and my 16 year son cooked it up. He loved it and wants me to print out the recipe for him.
    Thank you!

  31. 5 stars
    LOVE this flavorful, juicy chicken recipe! I used bone-in thighs with skin on and had to add only a few minutes to the cooking time. The sauce is out of this world, so we topped our dumpling noodles with it as a side. Thank you, Maria, for this simple and delicious recipe.

  32. 5 stars
    Well goodness gracious…that was delicious!!! Enjoyed it very much! Couldn’t leave my house so I had to substitute the heavy cream for milk/butter with a little flour to thicken it….but it tasted so good, the sauce had a gravy consistency so I had it with garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli with a slice of French bread (cause that’s all I had).

  33. 5 stars
    This was actually the best chicken I’ve ever made. Substituted half and half for cream and onion for shallot as that was all I had and it was still delicious.

  34. 5 stars
    This was one of the best moist chicken recipes I’ve ever made!!! I served it over rice & it was delicious! It truly tasted like a dish I would order in a fine dining restaurant! My kids loved it as well!!

  35. Very good. Needed to adjust cook times because the theighI used were large. Over all tast was very good served with roasted cauliflower.

  36. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, and all I can say is that all the reviews about how delicious this is, are absolutely RIGHT!! The seasoning and sauce make this soooo flavorful! I used bone-in thighs and trimmed some of the excess skin and fat, then browned them about 10 minutes each side. ( I’m always concerned about undercooking chicken, and thighs will accommodate some extra cooking without drying out.) The only thing I wasn’t clear on was the sprigs of fresh thyme — do you cook the whole sprig in the sauce then remove it when done? Or are you supposed to strip the tiny leaves and leave them in the sauce? I cooked the sprig whole then discarded it. Sauce was amazing, so I’d say this was a good choice with the thyme.

  37. 5 stars
    The sauce is amazing! I love this simple, yet elegant meal. I’m starting a cooking biz in my little apartment building and I’m adding this recipe to the rotation. Thanks!

  38. 5 stars
    This was Amazing! I had to add juice from 2 key limes because I didn’t have enough lemon juice, I also added in addition, lemon pepper seasoning. Yum it tasted like the lemon chicken from our favorite Chinese restaurant Red Dragon

  39. The whole family loved this! My girls are super picky eaters and they gobbled this up! Highly recommended….I now have to go and purchase a bigger cast iron ;0)

  40. Made this tonight; it was really good and easy. I added spinach just because we like it. Next time I will try to double the sauce because it is so tasty! Served with egg noodles. Thankx!

  41. It’s very good and amazingly easy to make. Having said that, even though we found it delicious, it’s lacking depth of flavor. Pouring in the juices from the chicken resting plate helped, but it still lacked a wow factor. I think that the next time, I’ll deglaze with some white wine to see if that kicks it up a notch, to quote Emeril.

  42. 5 stars
    This recipe did NOT disappoint. I had everything on hand except the heavy cream. I used evaporated milk. Our bellies are full and the house still smells amazing. Thank you for this recipe. We put some of the magic sauce over the rice too…YUM!

  43. 5 stars
    Very easy and a great hit with the kids!
    Didn’t have cream or fresh thyme on hand so used canned coconut milk/cream and added dried thyme to the chicken rub.
    Skipped the salt during cooking and had everyone salt their individual dish so I could give some chopped up chicken to the baby (9 months old). Even the baby scarfed it up!

    It will definitely be in our regular rotation.
    Next time I’ll make it as written with the cream and fresh thyme.

    Ps. After putting the chicken back in the pan, toss it a bit and remove it again. Throw in some fresh or frozen spinach and let the risidual head thaw/cook and you’ve got yourself a super tasty veggie to go along with it!

    1. Just seeing some comments saying it lacked depth and I forgot to add in my original comment:
      I tripled or quadrupled the spices and used smoked paprika instead of plain and the dish had plenty of depth. I forgot to mention this because I always add way more spice than recipes generally recommend.

  44. 5 stars
    I have now made this recipe twice in one week. Once with chicken thighs, and once with extra firm tofu. Both times were out-of-this-world delicious. I dare say my husband and I preferred the tofu, only because it soaked up more of the sauce. We plan to double the sauce recipe next time, use tofu, and serve over rice. HOPEFULLY we will have leftovers.

  45. 4 stars
    Easy recipe for sure. I like the combination of spices for the chicken. The sauce turned out okay. It was more grey in color and looked a little unappealing. Maybe I didn’t use enough spices for it to turn out like the recipes’? I will definitely try and cook it again.

  46. 5 stars
    Really liked this, even using boneless skinless thighs since that’s what was thawed and ready. Next time I’ll double the sauce and add sliced mushrooms (and use skin-on thighs because they’re my favorite). Great recipe!

  47. 5 stars
    Tripled the spices and it came out fantastic! This recipes better than chipotle. I served the chicken over white rice and shredded the leftovers for chicken rice bowls/tacos. Thank you!

  48. 5 stars
    Nice flavor and easy. Crispy skin is my favorite . Only had white onion, no shallot but it worked fine..and only had milk, no cream, so I added a tad of cornstarch. Very nice!

  49. 5 stars
    This was amazing. I did cook my chicken in the oven at 400 for 35 minutes, but the sauce was incredible

  50. 4 stars
    Very delicious, sauce is so good over a bed of egg noodles!! I added frozen spinach and thickened sauce with corn starch – an entire meal – fast and delicious- oh I put it in the oven for 20 mins on 375 to thicken the sauce!! Thanks !!

  51. 5 stars
    This was soooo good. Doubled the sauce because my kids love it. Used skinless thighs, yellow onion, and dried thyme and it was still delicious. Adding it to our rotation!

  52. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious. I used both shallots and yellow onions and threw in some mushrooms.

    Can this dish be frozen? I was thinking of using a glass Pyrex container to go from freezer to oven or microwave. It would be great for one of my meal prep dinners.

  53. 5 stars
    We loved this chicken. The sauce over mashed potatoes was delicious. I’ll add this recipe in my regular rotation. Thank you for sharing.

  54. This recipe was delicious. The sauce and the chicken had so much flavor. I served it with yellow rice and broccoli . Everyone loved it..

  55. 5 stars
    I used olive oil in place of the butter and coconut cream in place of heavy cream due to intolerance to dairy protein- very easy and tasty!

  56. The recipe was very tasty. I actually used a combo of half & half & sweetened condensed milk. NOTE: The cook time is WAY understated in the recipe. I cooked the thighs for over 25 minutes in a Le Creuset (covered for most of the time), and they were still pretty raw when I cut into them. I would suggest sous vide the thighs beforehand.

  57. 5 stars
    Quick easy and delicious! Plus I had everything on hand, only change I made was I used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of heavy cream

  58. 5 stars
    Such a delicious and quick dish to make. I doubled the recipe this time so we can have left overs for another dinner and lunch for work. I only had half and half available so that’s what I used. It worked great. Paired this with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed kale. It’s a winner! Thank you.

  59. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! Easy to make, and it is so flavorful. I accompanied it with rice because I’m Cuban so rice is a staple in our cuisine, and it was the perfect pairing because of the delicious sauce.

  60. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Super simple. Left out the red pepper flakes to omit a little heat. This was very flavorful. Will make again.

  61. 5 stars
    Throughly enjoyed this dish. And what I did was increase the amount of double cream, added some sliced mushrooms and cooked some pasta.
    When all was cooked, removed the chicken, added the cooked pasta, and stir ensuring its fully coated. Serve and place a couple of tasty thighs on the top.

  62. Made this chicken today. Simply delicious. Substituted heavy cream for milk and start and came out good. Thank you for your receipt..

  63. 5 stars
    I don’t always review recipes but I felt compelled after eating this! The sauce is absolutely delicious. I didn’t have everything on hand so I substituted skinless thighs, dried thyme for the fresh and garlic powder for the cloves. Smoked paprika instead of plain because, why does the plain stuff even exist when smoked is so much better? I used 1.5x the spices. I don’t like to cook olive oil at high heat so I substitute butter when frying the chicken. O.M.G. I could drink the sauce! Soo flavorful and creamy. Thank you for the recipe!

  64. 5 stars
    This was so so so good and it had a little kick. Incredibly easy to make. Will include this in our dinner rotations for sure! Thank you!

  65. 5 stars
    Wow what a great recipe! I made this for my husband and he loved it. I love that it’s pretty straight forward and uses pantry staples. I made it with garlic mashed potatoes and rolls of course to get all of the delicious sauce! A definite keeper.

    1. I recommend getting a meat thermometer because all chicken pieces are different in size and thickness.

  66. 5 stars
    Quick and easy, tastes great. Used boneless skinless thighs and put it over spaghetti noodles. I used cajun seasoning instead of red pepper but otherwise by the recipe. Will definitely cook again, boys loved it

  67. 5 stars
    So flavorful!!!!! I added a little bit of Parmesan cheese while adding the cream/half and half. I recommend cooking the thighs in the liquid for a extra 10-15 minutes if you have larger sized chicken thighs.

  68. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time this evening and my wife and I LOVED it! No shallots at my grocery store, so I used some chives I had on hand as a sub and added some chopped mushrooms. Had brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes as sides. Winner!

  69. 5 stars
    One of our go-to week night meals! I double the liquid to get enough sauce to go over some rice and add a bag of spinach! So easy and delicious and a household favorite!

    1. 5 stars
      No need to drain the pan. Leave any delicious juices in there and add the ingredients for the sauce.

  70. 4 stars
    Your writing style is so engaging and informative. I was captivated from start to finish. Looking forward to more posts like this! As acquiring knowledge is a process which never ends, I also keep to date with your recent publications and to invite everyone to engage and discuss with knowledgeable enthusiast.

  71. 4 stars
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  72. I know most people would not get hung up on “salt and pepper to taste,” but they’re not me. I’m a guy who doesn’t cook and I need specificity.

    I can cope with this ambiguity when it comes at the end of a recipe in the form of a final seasoning adjustment. But this is part of the rub and I really can’t see myself tasting a mix of spices, period, nor can I imagine it would be very helpful if I did.

    So y’all go ahead and roll your eyes but I wouldn’t tell you to just eyeball it if you asked me what the PSI of the air compressor should be when using a framing nailer.

  73. 5 stars
    This is an incredible recipe and super tasty. I followed everything almost exactly except I didn’t have fresh thyme so I used ground thyme and went a bit heavier on the seasonings. The ONE THING that I should have followed that is CRUCIAL to this recipe is the cast iron pan. You absolutely need a good pan that does a good job at spreading the heat evenly or else you’ll definitely be cooking for a lot longer than you expected, and you won’t get the right crust on the skin. I will probably be investing in a better pan just so I can make this again and have a much easier time with it!

  74. 5 stars
    AMAZING! I could eat this every day! I used smoked paprika, and added little chicken knorr. Also added a little white wine to the sauce (doubled the sauce because…YUM!) and served over red mashed potatoes. I used skin on, bone in chicken thighs and cooked on both sides for 10 minutes each side then popped them in the oven at 425 for 10 minutes while I made the sauce (added a bit of flour to thicken)

  75. 5 stars
    This was easy to put together and the flavor was wonderful. It is good enough for company. I did not have shallots or fresh thyme so I substituted onion and dried thyme. The results were great.

  76. 5 stars
    This was amazing…I added a little white wine & dash of cornstarch to the recipe as well. I also cooked mine at a slightly higher temperature & the chicken came out nice & tender, sauce was perfect. Thanks!!

  77. 3 stars
    I have made this several times because it’s just one of those recipes that EVERYONE loves. I make it as directed here, but I add capers towards the end. It’s the perfect complement. I serve it on a bed of angel hair pasta with plenty of sauce and it’s…just…perfect. Thank you for this gem!

    1. 5 stars
      I don’t know how my rating ended up 3/5! That was a mistake, it’s 5/5…I’ll try to edit.

  78. Have made this and was beyond pleased. Could this work for 20 to 25 people? Able to successfully prepare some ahead of the event?
    Thank you!

  79. 5 stars
    I Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. I usually hate when people leave reviews who change the recipe but I added mushrooms and spinach to mine because they were about to go bad in my fridge so I doubled the chicken stock and heavy cream. I had to make a rue to thicken up the sauce but this was a perfect Sunday meal for a rainy day and I will be making this again:)

  80. 5 stars
    Shocked by how delicious this dish is! The only thing I changed was using half and half in place of cream. I did have to cook my chicken longer than stated to reach 165 degrees. The sauce is incredible.

  81. I loved this recipe and tried it again yesterday, but I think there is a step missing now – I remember putting it in the whole thing in the oven after the last step and this recipe doesn’t call for that. If you follow this recipe exactly, your chicken will not be cooked all the way through (15 min. is not enough!). Is there a step missing?

  82. 5 stars
    One of the best dishes I’ve ever prepared. Served it for a special dinner and everyone raved over it. My husband who is not really a chicken person absolutely loved it. The only complaint was I didn’t make enough.

  83. 5 stars
    I’ve made this twice now and my god it is perfection!!! The sauce alone should be made into a sauce because I would happily douse anything in it- I’m also guilty of spooning up mouthfuls on its own, I have no shame.
    If it was my last day on earth THIS would be my last meal request.
    Thank you for putting this on the internet for all of us to enjoy!

  84. 4 stars
    Very delicious! I used half and half instead of heavy cream and the sauce was delicious. Use a thermometer to check the temp of the chicken to be sure it’s cooked through.

  85. 5 stars
    When I made this the first night with only my eating it, I was disappointed others didn’t try it. Not realizing they had the flu…they loved it once taste buds restored. Easy, delicious and now in my rotation of fast meals. Thank you.