This Is the Most Popular Chicken Thigh Recipe on Pinterest

This Is the Most Popular Chicken Thigh Recipe on Pinterest

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Elizabeth Licata
Jul 8, 2018
(Image credit: The Recipe Critic)

As far as I am concerned, chicken thighs are the best part of the chicken. They're so flavorful and easy to cook that it's virtually impossible to mess them up. You can put them in the oven with just a bit of salt and pepper, or you can go in the other direction entirely and make something extremely rich and creamy.

That seems to be what Pinterest users are interested in, as the most popular chicken thigh recipe on the platform is this creamy bacon mushroom thyme chicken from The Recipe Critic. These chicken thighs have been saved on Pinterest more than 68,000 times, and they're covered in bacon, mushrooms, fresh thyme, and cream. It's hard to go wrong with a combination like that.

This particular one-skillet dish also looks very easy to make. The chicken thighs are seared on the stove, then put in the oven to bake until they're cooked through. Then they go off to the side, and the same pan is used to sauté the mushrooms, which are then mixed with heavy cream, crumbled bacon, garlic powder, and thyme.

Once the sauce is simmered until it's thick enough, the chicken goes back in the pan for a minute or two, and it's all done. The entire process, from opening the refrigerator door to putting the food on the table, takes about 35 minutes. That means this is quick enough for a weeknight, without being the sort of thing that feels rushed or half-planned.

A lot of people save things to Pinterest that they will never actually get around to cooking, but people are really making this recipe. Thirty-five people posted photos of their own attempts, and all the dishes look like they came out in a satisfactory fashion. That's testament to the fact that this recipe is pretty easy to pull off. The commenters seemed pleased, too.

"It was so flavorful, so creamy, and so yummy!" one said. "Definitely going to have to make it again."

See it on Pinterest: Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken from The Recipe Critic

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman | Kitchn)

What's your favorite thing to do with chicken thighs?

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