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Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Basil Spinach Sauce

by Sheryl S

PREP TIME: 10 mins | COOK TIME: 20 mins | TOTAL TIME: 30 mins | SERVINGS: 4 people

Juicy, tender chicken smothered in a simple creamy tomato, basil and spinach sauce. This has been one of my family’s favorite and go-to for a filling, easy weeknight dinner. Throw this skillet chicken together in thirty minutes from start to finish, and enjoy a mouthwatering chicken dinner that your family will surely love!

Ingredients

2 garlic cloves, minced
1.5-pound chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
1 tbsp olive oil
8 ounces tomato sauce
½ c. heavy cream
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
4 leaves fresh basil (or use ¼ tsp dried basil)
4 ounces of fresh spinach

For serving:

¼ c. Parmesan cheese, grated

How to make Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Basil Spinach Sauce

Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In the meantime, season the boneless, skinless chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken thighs to the skillet, top side down, and sear for about 5 minutes until the top side is cooked.

Step 2: Flip the chicken and continue searing the other side for another 5 minutes over medium heat.

Step 3: To a plate, transfer the seared chicken.

Creamy tomato basil sauce:

Step 4: Add the tomato sauce, minced garlic, and heavy cream to the now-empty skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir.

Step 5: Once boiling, adjust the heat to a low simmer. Toss in the fresh spinach and fresh basil. Cook until wilted and reduces in volume. If needed, season with extra salt and pepper.

Step 6: Return the cooked boneless, skinless chicken thighs to the skillet. Adjust the heat to medium and reheat the chicken thighs until completely cooked and no longer pink in the middle.

Step 7: Serve the chicken thighs right away. Spoon the sauce over and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per Serving: Calories 553, Fat 44g 68%, Saturated Fat 16g 100%, Cholesterol 211mg 70%, Sodium 852mg 37%, Potassium 716mg 20%, Carbohydrates 6g 2%, Fiber 1g 4%, Sugar 2g 2%, Protein 32g 64%, Vitamin A 3550IU 71%, Vitamin C 12.4mg 15%, Calcium 145mg 15%, Iron 2.5mg 14%

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Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Basil Spinach Sauce

Juicy, tender chicken smothered in a simple creamy tomato, basil and spinach sauce. This has been one of my family's favorite and go-to for a filling, easy weeknight dinner. Throw this skillet chicken together in thirty minutes from start to finish, and enjoy a mouthwatering chicken dinner that your family will surely love!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 553 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.5- pound chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 leaves fresh basil or use ¼ tsp dried basil
  • 4 ounces of fresh spinach
  • For serving:
  • ¼ c. Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In the meantime, season the boneless, skinless chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken thighs to the skillet, top side down, and sear for about 5 minutes until the top side is cooked.
  • Flip the chicken and continue searing the other side for another 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • To a plate, transfer the seared chicken.
  • Creamy tomato basil sauce:
  • Add the tomato sauce, minced garlic, and heavy cream to the now-empty skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir.
  • Once boiling, adjust the heat to a low simmer. Toss in the fresh spinach and fresh basil. Cook until wilted and reduces in volume. If needed, season with extra salt and pepper.
  • Return the cooked boneless, skinless chicken thighs to the skillet. Adjust the heat to medium and reheat the chicken thighs until completely cooked and no longer pink in the middle.
  • Serve the chicken thighs right away. Spoon the sauce over and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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