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Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms and Onions

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Smother Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Onion is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal.


  • 8 Bone-In Chicken Thighs
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 8 oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Flour
  • 2 c. chicken stock
  • 1 c. white wine
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Garnish: Fresh parsley, chopped



  1. Season the chicken thighs liberally on both sides with salt and pepper. In alarge heavy duty skillet or Dutch Oven on medium-high heat, add olive oil. Place the skin side of the chicken down first, and cook for 5-7 minutes on both sides until the top of the chicken is crisp and golden brown.
  2. Remove the chicken and place on a large plate. Using the rendered fat and oil remaining in the large skillet, add the sliced onions and mushrooms. Saute until softened and translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic cloves and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Next, melt butter in the skillet with the veggies. Once melted, sprinkle with flour and coat the veggies. It will appear clumpy. 
  4. Slowly add the white wine and stir. Add the chicken stock and stir until smooth. Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes. 
  5. Add the fresh thyme, salt and pepper to taste, and cream. Add the chicken to the pan and cover with lid. Allow to cook for 15 minutes on a low simmer. 
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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