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Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Rosemary and Mushroom sauce
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Chicken Thighs with Rosemary Mushroom Cream Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Cream Sauce: Creamy, hearty, and delicious chicken that is a real crowd pleaser and easy to make. Every last creamy, luscious bite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken thighs, rosemary mushroom cream sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 586kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 6 chicken thighs trimmed
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tbs minced garlic *optional

Rosemary Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 8-12 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tbs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large cast iron skillet (10"+) heat 1 Tbs olive oil, until hot but not smoking.
  • Pat chicken thighs dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Lay chicken thighs into pan, skin down, and cook for 3-5 minutes until skin is golden brown. You want it to be crisp otherwise, the end result will be greasier.
  • Flip and repeat on other side.
  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • In same pan add another Tbs olive oil and the mushrooms. Make sure mushrooms are cleaned, dry, and sliced.
  • Saute until browned and slightly tender. Do not over stir.
  • Add chicken stock and rosemary, simmer for 5 minutes
  • Bring to a boil, stir well, then turn down to let simmer 10 minutes to thicken up. Add cream to pan. Stir well.
  • Add Chicken back into the pan.
  • Put the whole pan into the oven and bake until internal temperature reads 165 degrees, approximately 25-35 minutes
  • Turn to broil and broil to brown the top and crisp the chicken back up a bit (3-5 minutes)
  • Remove from oven, and serve immediately.


When you brown your chicken and crisp up the skin, you should get rid of a lot of the oil, you can drain that off. If you do not do it enough, you will see a layer of grease in the pan when you remove it from the oven. You can dump it off and add some extra cream and chicken stock if it bothers you. But the best way to avoid it is to render down the fat in the initial searing of the chicken.


Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 453mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.1mg