Zesty Skillet Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms
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Serves: 4
 
Ultra-flavorful Zesty Skillet Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms is a 35-minute, one skillet meal that uses several pantry staples to create a delicious, drool-worthy sauce.
Ingredients
  • 1½ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup gluten free chicken broth
  • 1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 9 drops gluten free liquid smoke (I use Colgin)
  • 1½ tablespoons gluten free chicken broth
  • ¾ teaspoon Tabasco Sweet & Spicy Sauce
  • 1½ teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free ketchup
  • 1½ tablespoons gluten free ranch dressing
  • ¾ teaspoon molasses
  • ½ pound sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Cut boneless skinless chicken thighs into approximately three same-size pieces.
  2. Season with SP&C.
  3. Coat bottom of a 12-inch cast iron skillet with the olive oil. Brown chicken pieces in batches.
  4. Deglaze pan with the ⅓ cup chicken broth. Let reduce by half. Put chicken back in skillet.
  5. Combine all remaining ingredients - except for fresh cilantro - in a medium bowl.
  6. Pour over browned chicken. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Add fresh cilantro. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, or gluten free pasta.
Notes
If you really like cilantro and are going to use two tablespoons, try cooking one tablespoon into the sauce and using the tablespoon of fresh cilantro as a garnish. The layered cooked/fresh flavor is another awesome flavor combo of this dish that you can use to shake the recipe up a bit.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 319 Fat: 14.9g Saturated fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 10.1g Sugar: 8.2g Sodium: 928.6mg Fiber: 0.7g Protein: 35.6g Cholesterol: 161.5mg
Recipe by A Sprinkling of Cayenne at https://asprinklingofcayenne.com/zesty-skillet-chicken-thighs-with-mushrooms/