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Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken Skillet (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

This creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet is our latest favorite! When I make something and Justin says it is the best one yet, I know we better turn it into a blog post! I always know he likes something when he goes back for seconds, but the first time I made this one, before even going for seconds he said it was my best so far. He not only went for seconds, but then also did some extra picking before loading up the leftovers into the fridge. So basically, this one is a keeper, and you should try it!

This creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet is rich and velvety all while being Paleo + Whole30 and packed with healthy fats. Plus, it is a one pan recipe! Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free + Whole30. | realsimplegood.com

Creamy + Dairy-Free

Sometimes it seems challenging to achieve true creaminess without the dairy, but we love using full fat coconut milk and garlic together to make creamy sauces. The garlic masks the coconut taste, and it ends up being super rich and silky. In this recipe we added onion and used Italian seasoning on the chicken with fresh thyme added to the sauce, too. It ended up being a really delicious combination!

This creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet is rich and velvety all while being Paleo + Whole30 and packed with healthy fats. Plus, it is a one pan recipe! Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free + Whole30. | realsimplegood.com

Savory Flavors

We love the savory and smoky flavors in this creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet. The mix of the garlic, thyme and Italian seasoning with the creaminess of the coconut milk and the smoky bacon really give this dish the deep and satisfying flavor of comfort food.

This creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet is rich and velvety all while being Paleo + Whole30 and packed with healthy fats. Plus, it is a one pan recipe! Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free + Whole30. | realsimplegood.com

Your Turn To Try Our Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Bust out your cast iron skillet and make this one pan creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet to enjoy the velvety goodness. Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Also, snap a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out!

This creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet is rich and velvety all while being Paleo + Whole30 and packed with healthy fats. Plus, it is a one pan recipe! Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free + Whole30. | realsimplegood.com

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Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken Skillet (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 635kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This creamy bacon mushroom chicken skillet is rich and velvety all while being Paleo, Whole30 +Keto and packed with healthy fats. Plus, it is a one pan recipe!
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Ingredients

  • 5 pieces bacon, diced
  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

For the creamy sauce:

  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, stems removed
  • 6 cups spinach (or kale)
  • 1 cup cooked rice (optional - omit for Whole30 or Keto)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • In a large cast iron or other oven safe skillet over medium heat, cook diced bacon until crispy. Once crispy, place on a paper towel lined plate and set aside. 
  • Place chicken thighs in hot skillet with bacon grease and season with half of the Italian seasoning. Cook for 2 minutes, flip and season with the rest of the Italian seasoning. Cook for 2 more minutes, and then place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. 
  • While the chicken is cooking, prep onions, mushrooms and garlic as noted above. Set aside. 
  • When chicken is done, carefully remove from oven. Place chicken on plate with bacon, and set aside for a moment. Make creamy sauce by placing onions and mushrooms in pan. Cook until both soften. 
  • Add coconut milk, minced garlic, salt, pepper and fresh thyme. Stir to combine everything. Then turn to low and add chicken and bacon back to the pan. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to marry all the flavors.
  • Plate with a bed of spinach, optional rice and creamy chicken mixture. Enjoy! 

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Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet and do not include rice for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition

Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Fiber: 2g
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10 thoughts on “Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken Skillet (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

  • I made this last night and it turned out delicious! I was worried that the coconut milk flavor would over power the dish, but the rest of the spices and flavor from the bacon made it all meld together really well. I even blended it up with spinach to feed my 13 month old. It’s his first time eating bacon 🙂 Thanks for a super savory yet healthy and fairly easy weekday meal!

    • Hey there! Thanks so much for taking the time to try our recipe and report back about it. We appreciate it. We’re so glad you enjoyed it and also were able to make it work for your 13 month old, too! That’s great! I bet you have a bacon lover for life now! 😉 Thanks again! Hope to see you back soon!

  • 2 for 2! This is my 2nd recipe that I’ve cooked for my family from your website and it so good that I found myself picking from the leftovers in pan after I was finished with my meal, with plate in sink.

  • Thank you for this recipe! This was the perfect warm, filling, and nutritious meal to get me through the cold Chicago weather this week. The leftovers taste even better! I added in a bag of frozen cauliflower rice when I mixed in the coconut milk and it ended up being the perfect addition for some extra veggies and heartiness. I plan on making this again soon!

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