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Skillet Sour Cream Chicken


15 minute Sour Cream Skillet Chicken


I started this blog with the idea that I’d blog my dinner, which turned into cooking for the blog which turned into freelance work and somewhere around starting an LLC and registering trademarks I realized that I rarely or never blogged my dinner.

I did an interview recently and the interviewer asked for links to my “go to week night meal,” and I was more than embarrassed to say that I’d never really blogged it. This is just one version of my 15 minute chicken that seems to make it into regular rotation.

I always use boneless skinless chicken thighs, the flavor is worlds above the chicken breast and it is almost impossible to dry out. I love to cook them in a cast iron skillet because of the awesome crust it gives the chicken. The sour cream version was a big hit, so I’m sure it will make it into my busy weeknight menu again.

15 minute Sour Cream Skillet Chicken


Skillet Sour Cream Chicken

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs minced basil (about 3 large leaves)
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbs lemon juice (about ½ medium sized lemon)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbs vinegar (apple cider or rice wine)
  • rice, pasta, potatoes or quinoa for serving


  1. sprinkle the chicken thighs on all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet until hot and almost smoking.
  3. Add the chicken thighs and sear on both sides until browned.
  4. Whisk together the remaining ingredients, pour over chicken. Lower heat to medium-low, cover loosely and allow to gently simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  5. Serve with sauce over starch of choice.

15 minute Sour Cream Skillet Chicken

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22 Responses to Skillet Sour Cream Chicken

  1. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 21, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    Yummm I wonder if this could be made with greek yogurt and still be as good. I might have to try!

  2. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 21, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    I used to make sour cream chicken in slow cooker. It was a family favorite! How fun to make it in a skillet! So much faster! Thanks, Jackie!

  3. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig August 21, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    I just two giant packages of chicken thighs at Costco so this is going on the menu for next week!

  4. cassie August 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I love the sound of this one! Isn’t it funny that some of our favorite and simplest meals never make the blog? I think you have inspired me to change that!

  5. Des August 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    So easy! And I love that you use boneless skinless thighs. Those are my go to. The boneless skinless breasts just don’t have the right flavor for me. Love this!

  6. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry August 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Now this is what I call dinner!

  7. ashley - Baker by Nature August 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    This looks so damn good, Jackie!

  8. Julie @ Table for Two August 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    This looks so wonderful! Love that you used chicken thighs!!

  9. Anna (Hidden Ponies) August 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    I am all about blogging my dinner…I rarely cook anything “for the blog” that I wasn’t planning to make anyway, and I LOVE getting tried and true dinner ideas from trusted sources like you! I’ll definitely be trying this one 🙂

  10. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious August 22, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    I remember I used to blog my dinner…long time ago and the family wouldn’t be able to eat until I had taken a (1) picture. Times change lol! Love this chicken 🙂

  11. Haley August 22, 2013 at 6:48 am #


  12. Bree (Skinny Mommy) August 22, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Looks so easy and delicious-Thanks for sharing!

  13. lindsay August 22, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    We eat a lot of chicken in our house so I’m always looking for a new chicken recipes. This one sounds delicious. I’ll be making it very soon. Thanks for sharing.

  14. RavieNomNoms August 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    My mom used to make something like this when I was younger. So amazing! This looks great!

  15. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    I’m so glad that this recipe made it to the blog! And that sour creamy-mustard sauce looks amazing. I could slather that on anything and everything!

  16. Tieghan August 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Haha! I started my blog thinking the same thing and of course I now cook for the blog! It’s never what do I want for dinner, it’s what have I not done and what sounds fun and different. Now that I think about, I have never posted my go to pasta and chicken dishes that I make at least once a week!

    So glad I get to see this awesome chicken. it looks perfect and I think everyone, the picky brothers included would eat this. YES!

  17. Missy September 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I’ll definitely make this again, with a little less mustard as I’m not much of a fan. Otherwise vey good and quick. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Kelly October 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    This was delicious, easy, and looked just like the picture. The vinegar and Dijon mustard addition was a good kick of flavor. I loved using my cast iron skillet.

  19. Chowringhee May 13, 2015 at 4:20 am #

    Good recipe with nice presentation.Delicious and wonderful looking very nice and yummy..

  20. RaucousRed January 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm #

    I made it – loved it! Didn’t have honey, used sugar. Didn’t have fresh basil, used dried sweet basil… added grated lemon zest…wow, we loved this quick and super tasty meal! Wanted to serve with a sprinkle of parsley or cilantro on top, but didn’t have any. Ended up chopping some nice & fresh celery leaves instead – it worked nicely! Served on angel hair with an arugula, kale, tomato, avocado and chick pea salad with balsamic dressing. So good!


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