Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chicken With Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

This Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce is bursting with flavors from the parmesan cheese, italian spices, and a kick of a little heat all combined into a creamy sun dried tomato based sauce. The sauce is so delicious you will want to eat it with a spoon, after placing it on your plate load up the sauce all of the chicken, have some pasta on the side and place sauce over the pasta and you have the perfect meal. The chicken is seared to perfection then finished off in the oven to get a perfectly moist and tender chicken. This meal will not be expensive perfect for a quick family dinner, or if you are hosting a dinner party.

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced 

  • 1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2.Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 3.Melt 2 tablespoons butter and the olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until deep golden brown, about 4-5 minutes per side then set aside.
  • 4.Melt remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes, do not let garlic brown. Stir in chicken broth, heavy cream, sun dried tomatoes, Parmesan, thyme, oregano and basil.
  • 5.Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet.
  • 6.Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through,  about 25-30 minutes, or until no longer pink
  • Serve immediately, garnished with basil, if desired, serve with pasta on the side for a complete meal 

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