Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Sauce | Easy Dinner Recipe

This skillet chicken dish features tender boneless, skinless chicken thighs smothered in a creamy tomato sauce with a hint of spice. A satisfying and flavorful meal ready in no time. 🍽️

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500 g boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (or canned tomatoes, or tomato passata)
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chicken broth powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (optional)
  • parsley for garnish
  • Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cut each chicken thigh in half lengthwise and season with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  • Place the chicken in the skillet and sear until golden and cooked through, approximately 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  • In the same skillet, add 1 tsp dried basil, more salt and pepper if needed, 1/2 tsp red chili flakes (if using), 1 diced tomato, 1/2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp chicken broth powder and 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce. Scrape any browned bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream and add it to the skillet. Stir to combine.
  • Return the seared chicken thighs back to the pan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve the skillet chicken thighs with creamy tomato sauce hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

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