These tender Creamy Chicken Thighs are loaded with flavor! Spinach, roasted peppers, onions, Parmesan, and cream come together to create an absolutely scrumptious sauce. ❤ COOKTORIA.COM

Creamy Chicken Thighs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: creamy chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Tania Sheff
These tender Creamy Chicken Thighs are loaded with flavor! Spinach, roasted peppers, onions, Parmesan, and cream come together to create an absolutely scrumptious sauce.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. skin-on chicken thighs (drumsticks or breasts work, too)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup roasted peppers, cut into thin strips (see note)
  • 1 cup Half & Half
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley, to garnish

Instructions

  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear for about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and keep frying the chicken until cooked through. The cooking time with vary, depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. To the same skillet, add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes, until soft and golden in color. Add the red pepper flakes and roasted peppers, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the cream, and bring to a simmer. Add the spinach, and when it wilts down, add the Parmesan. Stir the sauce.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet, and cook for 5 minutes, spooning the sauce over it. Remove the skillet from the heat. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

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Notes

NOTE: If you want to roast the peppers yourself, see the instructions here –> How to Roast Red Peppers. You may also buy roasted red peppers in a jar in most big supermarkets, or get it from Amazon.
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Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 61% | Vitamin C: 14% | Calcium: 28% | Iron: 16%