ONE POT GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN THIGHS AND MUSHROOMS

One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms - decadently delicious chicken thighs and a mushroom side dish all in one pan with the most amazingly delicious garlic butter sauce!

ONE POT GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN THIGHS AND MUSHROOMS

INGREDIENTS
  1. 4 tbsp butter, divided
  2. PINCH of salt, very small amount - but if using low sodium stock or unsalted butter, ok to use a little more salt
  3. 4 chicken thighs, bones removed (skinless or with skin OK)
  4. 6-10 cloves garlic, sliced in half or finely diced (I like big chunks of garlic but realize most don't)
  5. 8 oz cremini mushrooms, stems removed and wiped clean
  6. 1 cup chicken stock
  7. 1 pinch to 1 tsp red pepper flakes, depending on your desired spicy level
  8. 1/2 cup diced cilantro, optional
  9. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  10. 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Heat a heavy pan on medium high until very hot.
  • Add butter, swirl around pan, and let melt.
  • When butter is foamy and melted, add chicken thighs.
  • Very lightly salt chicken thighs (ONE pinch for all things - don't overdo it!)
  • Cook chicken thighs 5 minutes on each side, until lovely golden brown.
  • When chicken thighs are well browned, remove from pan - do not drain pan grease.
  • Add garlic to pan, stir well.
  • Add mushrooms to pan, stirring occasionally to keep mushrooms and garlic from burning.