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Cajun garlic chicken thighs

This is definitely a “slow-simmered” skillet of comfort!
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org

4 servings / 1 hr

Prep 10 min / Cook 50 min

This is definitely a “slow-simmered” skillet of comfort! Tender pieces of chicken are smothered in a rich, brown, garlicky onion sauce. You’ll want to double this recipe and keep some in the freezer to pull out after one of those hectic days.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) canola oil, divided
  • 4 skinned chicken thighs with bone in, trimmed of fat
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced onions
  • 12 medium garlic cloves, peeled only
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
Directions
  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown for 3 minutes on each side. Set aside on separate plate.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) canola oil, onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until onions are translucent, stirring frequently. Set aside with chicken.
  3. Stir flour into pan residue in skillet and cook 2 minutes over medium heat or until beginning to lightly brown, stirring constantly. Stir in broth, thyme and pepper. Add chicken, onions and any accumulated juices. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is almost tender.
  4. Place chicken to one side of skillet, add and mash garlic cloves with back of a spoon. Combine chicken and garlic and turn chicken pieces over several times or until well coated. Cover and cook 5-7 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 4)
  • Calories 180
  • Protein 18 g
  • Total Fat 9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Carbohydrates 8 g
    Fibre 1 g
    Sugars 1 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 340 mg
  • Potassium 276 mg