Smoky chipotle is the star of this one-skillet chicken thigh recipe. Great for weeknight dinners, this can be on the table in under 30 minutes. Serve with tortillas or over rice or low-carb cauliflower rice with a simple cabbage slaw.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2020


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is lightly browned and starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add broth and cook, scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute.

  • Whisk salsa, sour cream and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the pan, along with the chicken and any accumulated juices. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook, flipping the chicken occasionally, until it is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, 5 to 7 minutes more. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.


Tip: Chipotle salsa adds smokiness to this recipe. If you can't find it, stir 1 Tbsp. chopped chipotle in adobo or 1 tsp. ground chipotle chile into your favorite tomato salsa.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 22g 44% DV; carbohydrates 5.4g 2% DV; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 2.7g; fat 17.6g 27% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; cholesterol 82.6mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 106.2IU 2% DV; vitamin c 2.1mg 4% DV; folate 11.8mcg 3% DV; calcium 27.9mg 3% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 21.6mg 8% DV; potassium 226.3mg 6% DV; sodium 474.1mg 19% DV.

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This looks amazing! I currently don't have a stove top, would I be able to make this in my Instant Pot Read More