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4 chicken thighs with butter and herbs in skillet

Garlic Herb Chicken

Quick and easy skillet chicken with a tasty garlic herb butter sauce that's perfect for a weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine or low-sodium chicken stock


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin-side down. Cook undisturbed for about 8-10 minutes, or until the skin is browned and the chicken easily releases from the skillet. Flip and cook for another minute. Remove and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add 2 tablespoon butter to same skillet. Add garlic and herbs, cooking for 30 seconds. Pour in wine and scrape up any brown bits. Add remaining butter and stir until melted.
  • Return chicken to skillet, skin-side up and spoon some of the sauce over it. Bake for about 10 minutes or until cooked through, spooning some sauce over the chicken halfway through.


  • Use chicken thighs as it contributes to the richness of the dish. However if you only have chicken breasts, it will work as well.
  • Use quality dry white wine to deglaze the pan. You want a wine you’d be willing to drink as it adds flavor and acidity to the sauce.
  • If using dried herbs, only use ⅓ of the amount as they are more potent.
  • You know the chicken is cooked when it reaches 165°F with an instant-read thermometer or if you cut into the chicken and the juices run clear and there is no pink. Honestly, I always just cut the chicken to see when it is done. If it isn’t just cook slightly longer.
  • Leftovers will store well in the fridge for 2-3 days in an air-tight container or be frozen for 3 months.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.3mg