Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce, baked to absolute crisp perfection. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

I don’t know what it is but I may have somewhat of a love affair with mushrooms.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Chanterelle, white, oyster, portobello, shiitake, cremini – you name it. I love them all.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

I can eat them as a side, as a main dish, in a salad, in a soup, and now this. The creamiest of all mushroom sauces.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

It’s so creamy, I was ready to put the chicken aside and slurp it as a soup. Now THAT is a meal in and of itself.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

But since I already had my beautifully crisped up chicken thighs, I decided to throw them into the skillet.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Now to be honest, I’m not really sure which is the star here – the crisped up, tender chicken thighs or the creamy mushroom sauce simmered in all of the pan juices.

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet - The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Either way, these two make a match made in heaven in the quickest, most flavorful chicken dish ever. Just be sure to throw in some extra mushrooms – they will be the first ones to go!

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Total Time 50 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

The most flavorful chicken topped with the creamiest mushroom sauce, baked to absolute crisp perfection. An easy meal for those busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
  • Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 5-6 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken broth, thyme, oregano and basil. Return chicken to the skillet.
  • Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes. Set aside chicken; reserving juices in the pan.
  • Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan and mustard. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve chicken immediately, topped with mushroom mixture.

Notes

Adapted from Laughing Spatula

http://damndelicious.net/2014/09/13/baked-chicken-mushroom-skillet/

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