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Creamy Chipotle Chicken Thighs

Recipe modified by Strive for Wellness®

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
½ teaspoon salt, divided
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
½ cup unsalted chicken broth
½ cup chipotle salsa
¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides — about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is lightly browned and starting to soften — about 2 minutes. Add broth and cook, scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute.
  3. Whisk salsa, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the pan, along with the chicken and any accumulated juices. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook, flipping the chicken occasionally, until it is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly — 5 to 7 minutes more. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 273, Total Fat: 18g (28%), Sodium: 474mg (20%), Protein: 22g

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
4 servings
Calories 273
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g28%
Sodium 474mg20%
Protein 22g 
  • The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Killeen, B. (2020). Creamy Chipotle Chicken Thighs. EatingWell Magazine. Retrieved from:

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