Looking for a tasty chicken dish to make tonight? Give this chicken thighs with mushrooms recipe a shot. We have juicy, flavorful chicken thighs cooked with plump mushrooms and served with buttery mashed potatoes for a filling and satisfying meal.
Here are our list of wholesome ingredients for making honey soy chicken thighs:
Our recipe calls for skinless bone-in chicken thighs. If they’re not sold at your supermarket, you can get skin-on bone-in thighs then skin them at home. You can also leave the skin as is if you want more flavors, but we want to keep the saturated fat and calories low
For seasoning, we use a dry rub that includes salt, ground black pepper, paprika, cajun seasoning, and garlic powder.
We chose white mushrooms for their wonderful juiciness, firmness, and mild earthy taste. When cooked, a delicious umami flavor develops, which pairs perfectly well with the savory meat.
Mashed potatoes make an excellent choice of carb. Simply put together microwaved potatoes, butter, salt, and chopped parsley and mash them with a fork until they reach your desired consistency.
Are Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms Healthy?
Yes, they are.
Thanks to the chicken, our dish contains an impressive amount of protein, with nearly 40 grams for each serving. We also remove the skin to lower the calories content and to give it a lean profile.
On top of that, adding mushrooms and potatoes ensures a healthy boost of fiber and other essential vitamins and minerals.
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Whether it’s a cozy dinner or a fancy feast, this easy baked chicken thighs recipe promises a satisfying meal each and every time. After all, what’s better than juicy chicken with crispy skin that’s been infused with intense spices and baked to golden perfection?
This tray of chicken and sausage is also very colorful. To enhance the flavor profile of the dish, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, Cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, and dried oregano are hand-massaged onto the chicken thighs. To add flavor, texture, and nutrients to your meal, we bake the chicken with baby potatoes, radishes, and carrots.
Cut the potato into cubes: Peel off the skin, cut the potato into slices, cut the slices into fingers, and cut the fingers into cubes.
Peel and mince the garlic: Cut to remove the root part of each garlic clove and mash them down with a knife to remove the peel with ease. Mince the peeled cloves.
Slice the onion: Half the onion lengthwise and slice off the root and head. Grip the half by the side and make 1/8" slices across the half.
Finely chop the parsley.
Microwave the potato: Add 24 oz potatoes to a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, then microwave for 10 minutes.
Season the chicken: In a large bowl/ plate, add 24 oz skinless bone-in chicken thighs, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cajun seasoning, and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Dry-rub the seasonings onto the meat to coat evenly.
Pan-sear the chicken: In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil. When the oil is hot and ready, add in the seasoned chicken and pan-sear both sides for a total of 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside on another plate.
Sauté the garlic: In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil and then 1 tbsp garlic. Stir well for 30 seconds.
Add the mushrooms, red onion, and thyme: Add 12 oz white mushrooms, 6 oz red onion, and 1 tsp thyme. Stir well for 1 minute, then remove from the heat.
Bake the chicken: Add the chicken back in the same skillet.Place the skillet in a preheated oven and bake at 425 °F for 25 minutes.
Make crushed potato: Add 2 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1 tbsp parsley to the microwaved potatoes. Crush with a fork until it reaches a desired consistency.
Garnish and serve: Take out the chicken and sprinkle 1 tbsp parsley on top of it, then serve with crushed potatoes.
Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 476Calories from Fat 183
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1g
Vitamin A 545.6IU
Vitamin C 23.7mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Chicken tasted amazing - the mushrooms added a really nice flavor, and the thighs were cooked perfectly!