Chicken Thighs with Creamed Corn: A One-Pan Delight!

Are you ready for a mouthwatering dinner that’s both easy to make and bursting with flavor? Look no further than this incredible dish featuring crispy chicken thighs nestled on a bed of velvety creamed corn. Whether you’re a fan of comfort food or simply want a quick weeknight meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. Oh, and did we mention it’s all made in just one pan? Let’s dive in and discover the magic of Chicken Thighs with Creamed Corn!

Chicken thighs nested on a bed of delicious creamed corn

The Perfect Harmony of Flavors and Simplicity

For those who grew up enjoying breaded and fried chicken paired with creamed corn, this dish will be an instant hit of comfort and nostalgia. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity; the combination of crispy chicken thighs and creamy corn creates a symphony of flavors that will leave you coming back for seconds (or even thirds!).

Forget about spending hours in the kitchen. This recipe is designed for busy families who crave deliciousness without sacrificing their precious time. Everything is cooked in one pan, allowing the chicken fat to infuse the creamed corn with rich flavors. The result? A dish that’s both quick and satisfying, perfect for those chilly winter nights.

Chicken Thighs and buttery rich creamed corn

How to Make Chicken Thighs with Creamed Corn

Making this delightful dish is a breeze, especially if you have a cast iron pan or an oven-proof skillet. Start by browning the chicken thighs to achieve that irresistible crispy texture. As the chicken cooks, prepare the creamed corn by blending milk, canned corn, and a cube of chicken bouillon for an extra burst of flavor.

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To ensure the creamiest results, I recommend using three cans of corn. After the creamed corn is ready, return the chicken thighs to the pan and let them bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes. This will give the chicken enough time to cook through, leaving you with crispy perfection and a side of hot, bubbly creamed corn.

If you’re looking for a dish that screams “perfection,” you’ve found it with Chicken Thighs with Creamed Corn!

A Quick Guide to Buying Chicken Thighs

The eternal debate between chicken breasts and chicken thighs will never cease, as each has its time and place. However, when it comes to this particular dish, chicken thighs shine. Thanks to their richer flavor, higher fat content (which infuses the creamed corn), and tender texture, they are the ideal choice.

Now, let’s talk about buying chicken thighs. With various options available—bone-in with skin, bone-in skinless, and boneless skinless—you might feel overwhelmed. However, for the ultimate crispy chicken experience, I recommend using bone-in thighs with skin. Not only does the skin release mouthwatering juices into the meat, but it also helps retain moisture and creates that coveted crispy exterior. Trust me on this one!

A closeup of the creamiest creamed corn

Creamed Corn: Canned, Frozen, or Fresh?

Shucking fresh corn in the summer kitchen is undoubtedly a delightful experience. But fear not, you can enjoy creamed corn all year round, thanks to the convenience of canned or frozen options. In this recipe, we focus on canned corn, making it incredibly convenient for any season, including those chilly winter days.

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Canned vegetables often get a bad rap, but trust me, they can be delicious. In fact, canned corn happens to be one of my favorite canned vegetables! When making the creamed corn, please resist the temptation to use canned “creamed corn.” Instead, opt for canned corn kernels and prepare the creamed corn from scratch. This ensures the freshest flavors and a truly unforgettable taste.

Regardless of whether you use fresh, canned, or frozen corn, I promise that when you make this creamed corn recipe as written, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

Chicken Thighs and Creamed Corn being served

What to Serve with Chicken Thighs and Creamed Corn?

With chicken and creamed corn together in one delicious pan, this dish is a complete meal on its own. However, if you’re feeling adventurous or not concerned about carbs, serving it with rice is a fantastic option. Picture fresh steamed rice soaking up all that buttery creaminess from the creamed corn. It’s pure bliss!

Alternatively, a good crusty bread can be the perfect companion to soak up all the flavorful juices.

A close shot of chicken and creamed corn

In Conclusion

If you’re a fan of the classic combination of chicken and corn, this recipe is tailor-made for you. It’s a dish that brings comfort and coziness to the table, perfect for sharing with loved ones. So why not dive into the world of Chicken Thighs with Creamed Corn? It’s a culinary experience you won’t want to miss.

Wishing you a fantastic week filled with mouthwatering meals!

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