Black Garlic Cream Sauce Chicken Thighs

Recipe Courtesy of Lokness

Prep time:  10 mins | Cook time:  32 mins

Total time:  42 mins | Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 1½ lbs)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons water (divided)

  • 2 - 3 cloves black garlic (peeled and minced)

  • ¾ cup half and half (half milk half heavy cream)

  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano

  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (grated)

  • 1½ cup baby spinach

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Pat dry the chicken thighs with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a medium cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add chicken with skin side down and cook for 12 - 13 minutes, without moving them. Turn the chicken over and cook for another 10 - 12 minutes. Remove the chicken to a large plate.

  3. In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium-low heat. Use a couple paper towels to wipe off the fat. Add 2 tablespoons water and scrap the brown bits with a wooden spatula. Add black garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Pour in half and half, oregano and 2 more tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt & pepper to your own taste. Return the chicken to the pan and cook for 4 minutes. Add spinach and cook until just wilted. Transfer chicken and spinach to serving plates. Scoop sauce over the chicken. Serve with small pasta, like orzo.