Skillet Chicken Thighs with Creamy Tomato Basil Spinach Sauce
Boneless skinless chicken thighs smothered in an easy-to-make creamy tomato basil and spinach sauce. The whole recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
1.5lbchicken thighs, boneless skinless
2garlic cloves, minced
4leavesfresh basil(or use ¼ teaspoon dried basil)
¼cupParmesan cheese, grated
How to cook boneless skinless chicken thighs in a skillet:
In a large skillet heat olive oil on medium heat. Season boneless skinless chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Add them top side down to the hot skillet. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat, until the top side is nicely seared.
Flip over to the other side and sear for 5 more minutes on medium heat.
Remove the chicken from the skillet to a plate.
How to make creamy tomato basil sauce:
To the same, now empty skillet, add tomato sauce, minced garlic, heavy cream. Bring to boil and stir.
Reduce heat to low simmer. Add fresh spinach and fresh basil. Stir until spinach wilts and reduces in volume.
Taste the sauce and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
Add back cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs, increase heat to medium. Reheat the chicken thighs in the skillet with the sauce and cook until the chicken is completely cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
To serve, spoon the sauce over the boneless skinless chicken thighs and top with grated Parmesan cheese.