Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs in Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

If you love my herb braised chicken thigh recipe then you have to give this one a try. Similar technique, but with a luscious creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. I highly recommend serving this with some crusty bread to soak up the sauce.

Yield: 2-3 Servings

Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs in Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 1 H & 30 MTotal time: 2 Hour


  • 4-6 Chicken Thighs, bone in and skin on
  • 1 TB Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Shallot, finely diced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 TB Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Stock, low sodium/unsalted
  • 1 Lemon, zested
  • 10 Basil Leaves, chopped, plus extra for finishing
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 inch Parmesan Rind
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan, grated
  • Avocado Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium/high heat with avocado oil.
  4. Sear chicken skin side down until crispy and golden brown. About 5 minutes.
  5. Set chicken aside.
  6. Drain off excess oil, leaving the brown bits still in the pan.
  7. Lower heat to medium/low and add in butter, garlic and shallots.
  8. Sweat shallots and garlic down for about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add in sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine, simmering until the wine has reduced down for about a minute.
  10. Add chicken stock and bring the heat back up to medium.
  11. Add in basil, lemon zest, parmesan rind, and chicken thighs back in, skin side up.
  12. Bring to a boil and into the oven for 1 hour.
  13. Remove from the oven and remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
  14. Discard parmesan rind and bring the sauce to a boil, reducing for about 5 minutes.
  15. Lower the heat and stir in cream and grated parmesan, and season with salt and pepper.
  16. Add chicken thighs back in and finish with some freshly chopped basil.
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