Crispy-skinned creamy lemon and herb chicken thighs slathered in a drool-worthy sauce makes a deceptively easy weeknight meal.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Heat a medium cast iron or oven-safe skillet over med/high heat and season the chicken generously on both sides with kosher salt and pepper.
Add the oil to the skillet and carefully lay the chicken thighs in the pan, skin-side down. Cook for 6-8 minutes until skin is golden brown and crispy. Flip over and cook another 5 mins.
Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate. Pour off the oil.
Add the smashed garlic cloves, herbs, lemon slices, white wine, and chicken stock to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer.
Arrange the chicken in the pan, skin side up and place the skillet in the oven. Roast the chicken until cooked through (an internal temperature of 160 degrees F), about 20 mins.
Take the pan out of the oven, remove the chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
Place the pan on the stove over medium/high heat and add the cream to the sauce. Simmer and stir until it thickens slightly. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.