Dijon Chicken Thighs


The star of this chicken thigh recipe might just possibly be the luxurious cream sauce.

Dijon chicken thighs
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings



  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 large shallot, peeled and chopped

  • ¼ cup whiskey

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine garlic, salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over chicken thighs.

  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add chicken thighs and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Flip thighs over and turn heat off. Remove skillet from heat.

  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter for sauce over medium heat in a saucepan. Add shallot once foam subsides and sauté until soft and just golden, about 4 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat and pour in whiskey.

  5. Return saucepan to heat and allow flame to burn off the alcohol. Add cream, Dijon, and maple syrup and stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil and cook until sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the chicken thighs. Reserve remaining sauce.

  6. Carefully transfer the cast iron skillet to the preheated oven. Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  7. Add thyme to the reserved sauce, and spoon over chicken thighs to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
27g Fat
11g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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