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Creamy Mushroom Chicken Thighs in a cast iron pan
5 from 3 votes

Creamy Mushroom Chicken Thigh Skillet

This Creamy Mushroom Chicken Thigh Skillet packs all the rich flavors of cream, mushroom, garlic and is ready in 40 minutes.
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  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 6 chicken thighs skin on, bone-in
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 oz. 227 grams white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.
  • Put the flour on a plate and dredge the chicken thighs in it. (Discard any leftover flour)
  • Place the chicken in the skillet and cook in the hot oil for 5 minutes per side, until they are a nice golden brown. (Use a splatter guard over the skillet)
  • Turn the heat to medium, cover the skillet with a lid and cook the chicken for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet to a plate. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the skillet. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for about 4 minutes. Add the thyme and cook an additional 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken stock and deglaze the pan by scraping up any browned bits on the bottom. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream. Add the parmesan cheese stirring until it has completely melted and the sauce has thickened a bit. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return the chicken thighs to the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with rice or mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad.


Recipe Notes:

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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 583kcal (29%)Carbohydrates: 12g (4%)Protein: 29g (58%)Fat: 47g (72%)Saturated Fat: 18g (90%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 204mg (68%)Sodium: 425mg (18%)Potassium: 493mg (14%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 866IU (17%)Vitamin C: 4mg (5%)Calcium: 100mg (10%)Iron: 2mg (11%)