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Cast Iron Chicken Thighs in Creamy Tomato Sauce

This Cast Iron Chicken Thighs in Creamy Tomato Sauce will be your new favorite dinner. This easy paleo chicken thigh recipe is made with simple ingredients that the whole family will love! ! It's dairy and gluten free!

Course One Pan Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cast iron chicken thighs, cast iron chicken thighs in creamy tomato sauce, paleo chicken thighs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 349 kcal
Author Lara




  • 14 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 14 oz can of stewed tomatoes
  • 7 oz coconut milk
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic


  1. Mix together the garlic, onion, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper. This a rub for the chicken.

  2. Use a large frying pan, add oil to pan. Heat over medium heat. Test it by sprinkle a little salt into it. If it sizzles its ready.

  3. While the oil is heating coat the chicken in the dry rub

  4. Once the oil comes to temp place the chicken in carefully. Brown chicken by cooking it about 4-5 minutes on each side-skin should be golden brown.

  5. Remove chicken and set aside

  6. Put your canned tomatoes into a blender and blend well set aside.

  7. Pour the coconut into the pan stir as it thickens about 2 min.

  8. At this point add in the tomatoes followed by the rest of ingredients. Let sauce come to boil.

  9. Reduce sauce to med low heat.

  10. Place chicken back into pan and simmer for 20 min. Cook until internal temp of chicken is 165F.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have coconut milk on hand you can substitute it with heavy whipping cream 1 for 1, it just won't be Paleo.

Nutrition Facts
Cast Iron Chicken Thighs in Creamy Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 795mg35%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 437IU9%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.