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Creamy sun-dried tomato chicken is a quick, easy one pan recipe with a delicious sauce that will have you licking your fingers! Best served with pasta, brown rice or quinoa.

A cast iron skillet with creamy sun dried tomato chicken thighs

This recipe is one of our favorite dinners, and every time I make it the family can’t get enough. What’s not to love about chicken thighs and sun-dried tomatoes in the most delicious, creamy, garlicky sauce? I don’t even need anything on the side because that sauce is enough to make me lick the pan clean!

This is a really easy, one pan recipe which makes us love this even more because who doesn’t like easy cleanup?! And because the list of ingredients is so small, this creamy sun dried tomato chicken doesn’t need a ton of planning. As long as you have some sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and chicken lying around, you are good to go.

  • Chicken Options:

    We love this recipe with bone-in chicken thighs, but you can always use chicken breasts. It is always more flavorful with the bone-in, but you can also use boneless.
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes:

    We are using a lot of sun dried tomatoes in this recipe because when they simmer in this sauce, they become really soft and the juices from them are what makes this sauce so delicious. Make sure to use sun dried tomatoes out of a jar or can with oil.
  • Serving Suggestions:

    I love serving this creamy sun dried tomato chicken with sauteed brown sugar bacon green beans and slow cooker mashed potatoes or you can just go ahead and serve this with pasta. It really just depends on your mood!

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A skillet full of chicken thighs with creamy sun dried tomato sauce
An overhead view of a cast iron skillet with cooked chicken thighs
Creamy sundried tomato chicken is a quick, easy one pan recipe with a delicious sauce that will have you licking your fingers! Serve this with pasta, brown rice or quinoa and you have a delicious dinner for your family.
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6 bone-in skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil from sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 teaspoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
Instructions
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a pan over medium high heat, and add chicken thighs. Sear on both sides for 3-4 minutes on either side.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in the same pan and add garlic, thyme and chilli flakes. Saute for a minute or two and add sundried tomatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and cook covered for 20-25 minutes till the chicken is cooked through. Check after 15 minutes and add a little broth if necessary.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, stir in the heavy cream and parmesan and simmer for a minute or two before switching off the flame. Serve immediately.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Dinner
An overhead view of a cast iron skillet with cooked chicken thighs
Creamy sundried tomato chicken is a quick, easy one pan recipe with a delicious sauce that will have you licking your fingers! Serve this with pasta, brown rice or quinoa and you have a delicious dinner for your family.
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6 bone-in skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil from sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 teaspoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
Instructions
  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a pan over medium high heat, and add chicken thighs. Sear on both sides for 3-4 minutes on either side.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in the same pan and add garlic, thyme and chilli flakes. Saute for a minute or two and add sundried tomatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and cook covered for 20-25 minutes till the chicken is cooked through. Check after 15 minutes and add a little broth if necessary.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, stir in the heavy cream and parmesan and simmer for a minute or two before switching off the flame. Serve immediately.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Dinner
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SANDRA MACMILLAN
July 21, 2020 5:13 am

I tried this recipe and I just want to say it was absolutely delicious. I added some shiitake mushrooms in also and it was sooooooo good my husband and I ate it up. I have tried a couple of recipes from you and they are all very good. You are definitely my go to recipe book. Thank you so much for your easy and delicious recipes.

September 20, 2019 2:37 am

Absolutely delicious added some peas and broccoli and super easy to make

September 17, 2020 2:46 pm

5 stars
Love your coconut cream cheese cake i made one Nd super moist cake ever i made

Heather Quinton
September 2, 2018 3:57 pm

5 stars
Add some sauted mushrooms and a small block of cream cheese and spinach. OMG – SO DELICIOUS. Served this at a wedding buffet and people raved about it. Works great over rice or noodles.

January 10, 2018 5:17 pm

5 stars
OUTSTANDING!! Just had for dinner. Made as recipe written except with the addition of portabella mushrooms (need to use) and Italian cheese blend along with the parm. I would give this a 10! Seasoning was perfect. I like textures in my food so served with multi grain pilaf and zucchini.

Lisa Quest
February 3, 2021 1:07 pm

5 stars
This is a real nice go-to recipe. Everyone in the family liked the flavor. If anything, could increase the herbs for a little more powerful flavor. Nice, smooth texture. We cooked with orzo and it went SO well! This is now added to my permanent rotation, and always with orzo!

Verna Schneider
January 16, 2021 7:51 pm

Looks great! Can you substitute chicken breast for thighs

January 19, 2021 11:57 am

We prefer the taste of thighs, but you totally can substitute with chicken breasts.

Kathy Belinkie
September 22, 2020 4:23 pm

3 stars
I was so excited to make this recipe, but it did not turn out the way I expected. It was not creamy at all. The sauce was delicious, true, but it did not thicken in the slightest, and I even let it simmer for more than “a minute or two.” What could I have done wrong?

Laura
September 20, 2020 7:48 pm

5 stars
This was delicious. I made it using boneless chicken thighs and the flavor is amazing and so easy to make. Thank you!

September 18, 2020 8:40 am

That looks amazing!

Jenny
August 16, 2019 1:25 pm

I made this today and my husband and I super like it… soooo…. tasty…

Mari Lynn Bresler
March 26, 2018 10:06 am

This recipe was awesome!

Jackie
March 10, 2018 7:03 pm

5 stars
Added a couple handfuls of arugala and some Gemini mushrooms delish

Jackie
March 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Reply to  Jackie

*cremini

Jane Hardcastle
February 5, 2018 8:08 pm

Wow, winner winner chicken diner! Moist, tender and flavorful.

Kayla Robinson
January 11, 2018 10:45 am

Can you use chicken breasts stead? I don’t have chicken thighs on hand.

Admin
January 14, 2018 8:48 am
Reply to  Kayla Robinson

Yes. Your cooking time will be shorter as chicken breasts cook faster than chicken thighs.

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