Mushroom and Tarragon Chicken Thighs

It’s all about the crispy skin on these chicken thighs!  The bake to perfection with mushrooms and onions for an earthy  dish with sweet roasted tomatoes.

Mushroom and Tarragon Chicken Thighs

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Protein: Poultry
Diet: Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Cut: Chicken Thighs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3 pkgs ButcherBox Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • ½ c tarragon finely chopped
  • 1 c chicken stock
  • 1 medium yellow onion medium dice
  • 2 c button mushrooms quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic minced

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 4 plum tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

Roasted Tomatoes

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  • Toss halved tomatoes with kosher salt, black pepper and olive oil in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place tomatoes on a baking sheet pan, skin-side up. Roast for 20 minutes.
  • Remove tomatoes from oven. Peel the skin and chop roughly into 1” pieces, then set aside.

Chicken and Mushrooms

  • Turn oven down to 375°F.
  • Thoroughly dry chicken thighs with paper towels.  Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Preheat sauté pan on medium heat.  
  • Melt ghee in hot pan, place seasoned chicken skin side down in pan, sear only skin side until golden and crispy, approximately 5-7 minutes.  Do not overcrowd the pan, sear chicken in a couple of rounds.
  • Remove chicken from pan, and place skin-side up in 9x13 baking dish. Save sauté pan for the next step!
  • In the same pan, sauté the onions, garlic and tarragon for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Deglaze pan with chicken stock, then add tomatoes.
  • Add mushroom mixture to baking dish, and bake for 1 hour.  Serve with rice or package in reheatable containers for the weeks lunch!
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Emilie Abijanac

Emilie Abijanac is the Culinary Director for ButcherBox. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête.