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Italian Chicken Thighs

Great tasting Italian herb flavored chicken thighs in a cheesy asiago sauce. Make this one stove top or in the slow cooker!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, chicken recipe, chicken thighs, slow cooker chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 670kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs Italian seasoning divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock see NOTES
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half OR light cream
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Asiago cheese divided
  • 2 oz cream cheese cubed

Instructions

  • Combine 1 tbs Italian seasoning, salt and pepper then rub on all sides of the chicken.
  • Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken very well on both sides; about 8-10 minutes. Remove to a plate. Pour off all but 1 tbs of fat from the pan.
  • Add the garlic and the remaining 1 tbs of Italian seasoning to the pan and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Deglaze the pan with the wine, scraping up the browned bits at the bottom of the pan. Cook until reduced by half; about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the stock and half-and-half and heat to a simmer.
  • Add 1 cup of the Asiago and the cream cheese, whisking until the cheeses melt and sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Return chicken to the pan, bring to a simmer, then cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 30-35 minutes. Top chicken with remaining 1/4 cup of Asiago.
  • For slow cooker: after browning, place chicken in a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Continue making sauce as in main recipe. Pour the sauce over the chicken, cover and cook on low for 3 1/2-4 hours.

Notes

I always use low-sodium stocks. I find Better Than Bouillon to be the best tasting.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1318mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 475mg | Iron: 2.4mg