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Garlic Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots

Garlic Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots

Meghan
A quick, healthy meal which combines braised chicken thighs with roasted carrots and a garlic thyme pan sauce.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • olive oil
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds boneless (skinless chicken thighs)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bunch of fresh thyme (leaves removed and coarsely chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (chopped fine)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock/broth (divided)
  • 1 pound baby carrots or 5 whole carrots (peeled and cut into small pieces)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or skillet that has a lid (set the lid aside for now).
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and place carrots on the foil. Toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake the carrots for 20 - 25 minutes, turning and mixing them every 5 - 10 minutes so they brown evenly.
  • Meanwhile, place chicken “pretty side” down in hot skillet, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and sauté for 5 - 8 minutes, until browned on one side. Flip chicken and cook until brown on the other side, then add 1 cup of the chicken stock/broth to the pan.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and place the lid on the pan to allow the chicken to cook through. The stock will begin to reduce.
  • When chicken is cooked thoroughly (registers at least 165 degrees F with an instant-read thermometer/Thermapen), remove to a plate and set in a warm place (I put mine in the microwave NOT turned on!).
  • Add thyme, garlic, and remaining 1/2 cup chicken stock/broth to pan sauce, turning heat to high. Cook uncovered for about 5 minutes, or until the liquid thickens into a gravy.
  • Add the cooked chicken thighs back to the pan with the sauce.  Spoon sauce over the chicken.
  • To serve, pour sauce over both chicken and carrots. Sprinkle extra fresh thyme if desired.

Notes

Source: Adapted from Eat the cookie!
You're Gonna Bake It After All
bakeitafterall.com
Keyword chicken, gluten free, low carb, main dish