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What in the World is Marry Me Chicken?

  • Author: Tonja Engen

Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbls. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbls. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbls. parsley, minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil n a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper and sear, skin-side down, until golden, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and pour off half the fat from skillet.
  2. Return skillet to medium heat, add leeks and saute’ for 3 minutes. Next, add garlic, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then stir in chicken stock, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan. Season with more salt. Bring to a simmer, then return chicken to skillet, skin-side up.
  3. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until chicken is cooked through (and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife), 17 to 20 minutes.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve.