Chicken Thighs are juicy, tender, and super-flavorful thanks to the amazing Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce. You need less than 30 minutes to make this recipe. If you like easy chicken thighs recipes, this delicious one pan recipe is for you.
Prepare to be amazed at how quick and easy this flavor packed chicken thigh recipe is! Are you ready? These easy chicken thighs are super juicy and tender thanks to … well, being the thighs! Hands down, the best parts of the chicken! Mm… So good that the chicken thighs will melt-in-your-mouth. And the sun-dried tomato wine sauce is super easy to make as well. Trust me when I say this!
So here’s how this recipe goes down – about 8 minutes to brown the chicken thighs, 2 to 3 minutes for the alcohol to evaporate from white wine, about 10 minutes to make the sauce! Done!
- Pat the chicken thighs with paper towels – get them ready to go for browning while heating up your pan. Well heated skillet is the key to the chicken thigh color in this recipe;
- Cook your sun-dried tomatoes for a bit, even if they are packed in oil, which they should be. We want them to be soft;
- To make the sauce, add wine first, when you remove the thighs from the skillet, add wine immediately. This serves two purposes – to allow for alcohol to evaporate fast and to deglaze the pan;
- After 2 minutes, add remaining sauce ingredients, then a short time later, add Parmesan cheese;
- Finally, return chicken thighs to the skillet to reheat.
The beauty of this recipe is that it will all be done before you know it! You will be in and out of your kitchen. And your secret ingredient for the best chicken thighs recipe is sun-dried tomato sauce.
What do sun-dried tomatoes taste like?
Because sun–dried tomatoes have an intense sweet-tart flavor that’s much more potent than fresh tomatoes, you will immediately pick up on that intensity in the sauce. I personally love it! It’s also important to use sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil so that they won’t have a chewier texture. The ones in oil will melt in your mouth immediately!
What to do with leftover sun-dried tomatoes
Always be sure that those tomatoes left in the jar are completely covered with oil, and be sure to store them in the fridge. By the way, that oil they are packed in is delicious in salad dressings or used for stir-fries.
What to serve chicken thighs with
I love adding goat cheese on hot and steaming chicken thighs. Somehow the combination of goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes create the perfect pair of flavors for me. I recommend serving your chicken thighs over pasta or mashed potatoes.
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Chicken Thighs in Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
- 1 1/2 lb. chicken thighs skinless and boneless
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 cup chicken broth/stock sodium free
- 1 cup cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 cup parmesan grated
- 1 cup basil leaves
- Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels.
- Preheat a large skillet on medium high heat. Add olive oil and then add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides. About 6-8 minutes total. Remove onto a plate.
- Chop your sun-dried tomatoes and add them to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes
- Add white wine and simmer for 2 minutes to let the alcohol evaporate.
- Now add chicken stock heavy cream, Dijon mustard, salt, Italian Seasoning, onion and garlic powders. Bring the mixture to a low simmering point and then add Parmesan cheese. Use a whisk or a wooden spoon and mix it in until you have a smooth mixture.
- Add basil leaves and cook until wilted.
- Return chicken to skillet and allow it to warm up for an additional 5 minutes.
- SERVE chicken with sauce on top.