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Chicken Skillet Creamy Chive Mascarpone Sauce

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Elegant Chicken Skillet Dinner in under 30 minutes! Look at this gorgeous mascarpone and chive chicken skillet meal! In under 30 minutes you can have this stunning and delicious meal for you and yours. The chicken is seared and browned to create a crispy exterior and maintain a juicy interior. Then comes the addition of the mascarpone, cream, lemon, and chive mixture to create this instant melt in your mouth silky smooth and herby oniony sauce. 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! 

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 45 medium chicken thighs (any variety will do- bone in, with or without skin)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8.8 oz (250 grams) mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmigiano cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2.  In a small mixing bowl mix the mascarpone, cream, chives, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
  3. 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. 
  4.  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.
  5. 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.  
  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian