Dijon Chicken Thighs

Dijon Chicken Thighs

The star of this chicken thigh recipe might just possibly be the luxurious cream sauce.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Combine garlic, salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over chicken thighs.
  3. Step 3

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add chicken thighs and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Flip thighs over and turn heat off. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Step 4

    Melt 1/4 cup butter for sauce over medium heat in a saucepan. Add shallot once foam subsides and sauté until soft and just golden, about 4 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat and pour in whiskey.
  5. Step 5

    Return saucepan to heat and allow flame to burn off the alcohol. Add cream, Dijon, and maple syrup and stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil and cook until sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the chicken thighs. Reserve remaining sauce.
  6. Step 6

    Carefully transfer the cast iron skillet to the preheated oven. Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  7. Step 7

    Add thyme to the reserved sauce, and spoon over chicken thighs to serve.