Skillet Braised Chicken Thighs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Skillet Braised Chicken Thighs is a delicious meal served over Zucchini Waffles.

Skillet Braised Chicken Thighs

Skillet Braised Chicken Thighs is a delicious meal served over Zucchini Waffles.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Skillet Braised Chicken Thighs
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $30


  • 12" cast iron skillet


  • 2 slices bacon cut into small strips
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  • Heat a dutch oven or chicken fryer over low heat.
  • Add the bacon strips and cook slowly until crisp and most of the fat has been rendered..
  • Removed the bacon and reserve for later.
  • Crank the heat to high. Season your chicken thighs liberally with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place in the pan and sear for about 2 minutes on both sides until nice and golden brown. The goal is not to fully cook the chicken at this point, just brown it. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to work in batches to give your chicken enough surface area to brown evenly.
  • Reduce heat to medium and remove chicken. If your pan is starting to look dry, you may need to add a drizzle of oil before adding your vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté vegetables until tender.
  • Add flour and cook while stirring for 1 minute.
  • Add white wine and cook for another minute. The wine will soften any brown bits stuck to the bottom of your pan, so be sure to scrape them up while you are mixing. That’s pure flavor!
  • Finally add chicken stock and return your chicken and bacon to the pan. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Then let simmer uncovered for another 10 minutes to help the gravy thicken and reduce.
  • Spoon a few chicken thighs and gravy over a zucchini potato waffle and enjoy!


This recipe was brought to you by my friend Kendra Marshall. You can visit her on Instagram at @everydaycastiron
Credit: Adapted from a recipe by Melissa d’Arabian on http://www.foodnetwork.com


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3580IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Dutch Oven Daddy is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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