Cajun garlic chicken thighs

This is definitely a “slow-simmered” skillet of comfort! Tender pieces of chicken are smothered in a rich, brown, garlicky onion sauce.

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180 cal Serves 4
Prep time 0h 10m
Cook time 0h 50m
Total time 1h 0m
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  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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 information

Per serving (1 of 4)

18 g
340 mg
276 mg
Total fat
9 g
Saturated fat
1.5 g
80 mg
8 g
1 g
1 g
Added sugars
0 g