Creamy Chipotle Skillet Chicken Thighs


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or avocado oil, divided

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup unsalted chicken broth

  • ½ cup chipotle salsa (see Tip)

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

273 Calories
18g Fat
5g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Vitamin A 106IU 2%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 226mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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