Creamy Garlic Chicken Skillet (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 671kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This Paleo, Whole30 + Keto friendly creamy garlic chicken skillet is heaven. It's sure to be one of your new favorite dairy-free creamy chicken recipes! 
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  • 6 pieces bacon, diced
  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

For the creamy sauce:

  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional for garnish)
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 2 cups cooked rice (optional - omit for Whole30 & Keto or sub cauli rice)


  • In a large 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 the hot skillet with bacon grease and season with half of the Italian seasoning. Cook for 5-6 minutes, flip and season with the rest of the Italian seasoning. Cook for another 5-6 more minutes, until the thighs are cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prep onions, mushrooms, garlic and parsley (optional) as noted above. Set aside.
  • When chicken is done, remove it from the skillet and place it on the plate with bacon. 
  • Now, make the creamy sauce by placing onions and mushrooms in pan. Cook until both soften, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, minced garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. 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. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional)
  • Plate with a bed of spinach, optional rice and creamy chicken mixture. Enjoy.


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. 


Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Fiber: 3g