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Garlic Thyme Chicken Thighs

Garlic Thyme Chicken Thighs

Thyme, chicken, and garlic are a classic combination. For that impromptu dinner or lunch date with friends or family, these garlic thyme chicken thighs are sure to be a hit!




  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a dutch oven or big, oven-safe skillet with a lid, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the chicken thighs generously with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken thighs skin side down on medium-high heat until well browned, for about 5 minutes, then flip the chicken thighs skin side up and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs to a plate.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic, stirring occasionally until garlic starts to brown, 3 or 4 minutes.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan, cover with the lid or aluminum foil, and bake for 15 minutes in the pre-heated oven.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and put it on a stove top—the pan will be very hot, be sure not to touch it, including the lid.
  6. Remove the chicken thighs and garlic from the pan and arrange on a serving platter. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of oil from the pan.
  7. Over medium heat, whisk the 2 tablespoons of flour into the 2 tablespoons of oil left in the pan.
  8. Over medium-high heat, gradually whisk in the chicken broth and fresh thyme leaves for 1 or 2 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and season the sauce with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken and garlic and serve.


You can use any kind of culinary thyme in this recipe, but French thyme will take your taste buds to the Provincial countryside. And don’t be afraid of all the garlic—it will mellow as the chicken cooks. Served with a simple green salad and a baguette, this makes a perfect meal for two.