This gorgeous Chicken Skillet Creamy Chive Mascarpone Sauce comes together in under 30 minutes! The chicken is seared and browned to create a crispy exterior and maintain a juicy interior.
A chicken dinner that brings everyone to the table! If you love easy chicken recipes, try these: Tastiest Sage Garlic Honey Lemon Grilled Chicken, Red Wine Braised Chicken and Plums Recipe, Pollo Asado Recipe (Chipotle Copycat, or Creamy Parmigiano Herb and Mushroom Chicken.
Then comes the addition of the mascarpone, cream, lemon, and chive mixture to create this instant melt-in-your-mouth silky smooth and herby chive sauce.
- Chicken thighs (any variety will do- bone-in, with or without skin)
- Olive oil
- Mascarpone cheese
- Heavy cream
- Chives, finely chopped
- Lemon juice
- Parmigiano cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Creamy Chicken Mascarpone Skillet
The chicken cooks in the mascarpone and the entire skillet gets a finishing layer of fresh parmigiano and in the oven for a crispy top!
Oh my heavens, this dish is sensational. I MEAN, run to make this crowd pleasing meal. Every time I serve it I wish I would have made more just to have leftovers.
It's a must make and one to save and send to all your family and friends.
Creamy Mascarpone Sauce
You WILL NEED bread to go with this dish for soaking up the irresistible mascarpone sauce. Beware!
The sauce is extremely addicting! Our entire family fights over every last drop. Try these Italian bread recipes with this meal:
More about Chives...
The chives give this dish a unique flavor element. Chives grow in clusters, their blade-like leaves growing straight upward.
The green leaves are hollow, and come to a point and they make the most beautiful bright purple flowers!
Chives can grow up to two feet tall in ideal conditions, and can spread out up to 12 inches around.
If you don't have chives in your garden they require little effort and are delicious to have at your fingertips during the summer months.
They have a mild onion flavor, that doesn't tend to leave a long aftertaste (best part!).
What is the difference between Mascarpone and Cream Cheese?
This is a question I get asked all the time! In short, while similar in look and application, American-style cream cheese is both firmer and brighter tasting than its Italian counterpart.
Mascarpone has a looser, velvety texture, and rich mouthfeel similar to a double-crème brie.
Mascarpone has a richer fat content resulting in a richer and creamier cheese. When people ask me if they can substitute cream cheese for mascarpone, I generally say, No! Ha, ha.
It really does change the taste and texture. If you aren't used to cooking or baking with mascarpone- give it a try! You won't regret it!
Why use Chicken Thighs?
I love cooking with chicken thighs!! They are a safe cut of meat to use if you ever worry about overcooking chicken.
Chicken thighs are celebrated for their tenderness and flavor, while chicken breasts (white meat taken from the front of the bird) are praised for their lean meat and low fat content.
Thighs are easier to cook, since they don’t dry out as easily as breasts, and are more affordable.
Using chicken thighs in this recipe insures a tender meat and rich flavor. You can also make this with chicken breast.
These delicious stuffed chicken thighs make the perfect main meal. Here are some sides to accompany this dish: Italian Salad Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola, Easy Creamy Saffron Sauce with Pasta, Oven Roasted Potatoes (Italian Style), Simple Petite Peas (Side Dish), or Shredded Zucchini and Cheese Pasta (easy).
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Made with Amore, Elena
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You will love this easy and delicious Chicken Skillet with Creamy Mascarpone Sauce.
- 4-5 medium chicken thighs (any variety will do- bone in, with or without skin)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8.8 oz (250 grams) mascarpone cheese
- ¼ cup of heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons of chives, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- zest of 1 lemon
- ½ cup of freshly grated parmigiano cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a small mixing bowl mix the mascarpone, cream, chives, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large (oven safe) skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side The chicken won't be completely cooked at this point.
- Turn heat to low and add the mascarpone mixture to the pan. Coat the chicken and let the mascarpone mixture melt in the pan. Let cook an addition 5 minutes until the cream is slightly bubble on the sides of the pan.
- Sprinkle top with fresh parmigiano cheese and bake for an additional 5-8 until the top is bubbly and golden brown. Sprinkle top with extra chives and fresh cracked pepper before serving.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 25 min
- Category: Savory
- Method: Italian
- Cuisine: Italian
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