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smothered chicken thighs
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Creamy Smothered Chicken Thighs 

Creamy smothered chicken thighs seasoned to perfection and cooked long and slow. Serve over fluffy rice or mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort meal! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 513kcal


  • 1 lb bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp  granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp  paprika
  • 1 tsp  oregano
  • 1/4 tsp  chili powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of red crushed pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying
  • parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the paprika, oregano, chili powder, and granulated garlic.
  • Season the chicken with the spice mixture, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the remaining spice mixture to the all-purpose flour.
  • Coat the chicken with the seasoned flour, shake off any excess.
  • Cook the chicken in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add the onions to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and red crushed pepper.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the butter and 1 tbsp of the seasoned flour.
  • Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the heavy cream.
  • Place the chicken back in the skillet.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and cook for one hour.
  • Garnish with parsley and enjoy!


To make the sauce creamier, add more butter and cream to the sauce once it comes out of the oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes on the stovetop.


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.3mg