Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken

by Jen on December 5, 2016

A healthy and delicious recipe full of flavour and so simple to make!

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken. A delicious and healthy chicken recipe bursting with flavour and so simple to make.

Recently, I’ve switched up the way I eat.

I used to eat high carb and low fat. I did that for years, thinking that too much fat was going to, well, make me FAT! Since childhood, I’ve avoided fatty foods like whipped cream, whole avocados, and bacon. I regularly ate low fat foods like lots of chicken breasts, skim milk, and egg whites. And guess what? I was hungry ALL THE TIME!!

Now that I’m eating high fat, low carb, things that were off limits to me before are now back on the menu!

After the first day of eating this way, I couldn’t believe what I was missing! I actually enjoyed my meals again, and they kept me full for hours.

This Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken was one of the first recipes I tried. Oh my gosh – the whole family loved it! They were shocked that I (who used to be Miss low-fat) was feeding them this.

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken. A simple yet delicious weeknight meal idea. And, it's a healthy recipe!

We served this with a side of mashed cauliflower and green beans. The sauce was excellent drizzled over the cauliflower. Overall, it was a delicious and simple meal.

So go out there and pick up some cream (I like to stick to organic when possible) and some bacon!! (For bacon, I buy the natural stuff that has no additives or sugar – make sure to read the label.) Then serve with a low carb side like some veggies and mashed cauliflower. Trust me, your family won’t know the difference between the cauliflower and potatoes once that sauce is poured over top.

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Chicken

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Serving Size: 2 chicken thighs

A creamy and delicious way to enjoy chicken.

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 slices naturally smoked bacon
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in a skillet on low until desired crispness is reached. Remove from pan and chop.
  2. In the same skillet (do NOT remove bacon grease,) add chicken, season with Italian seasoning, and brown on both sides until nearly cooked through (approximately 5 - 7 minutes per side.)
  3. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  4. In the same skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and add sliced mushrooms. Cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, flipping once. We want to get the mushrooms nice and caramelized.
  5. Add cream, salt, and cooked bacon back to the skillet. Bring to a boil, stir, and immediately reduce to simmer. Add the chicken and let it all simmer until chicken is completely cooked through.
  6. Place chicken on your plate and spoon some sauce overtop! Goes great with mashed cauliflower.

Notes

Cal: 349 Fat: 23.6g Carbs: 2.3g Protein: 29g Fiber: 0g Sodium: 285mg

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1 Alannah December 7, 2016 at 10:46 am

Hi Jen – this looks REALLY great. Do you by any chance know the container equivalents for a serving?

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2 Jen December 7, 2016 at 11:20 am

No sorry I don’t Alannah. Half and half cream and regular bacon are not on the approved foods lists for the 21 Day Fix. I count may calories and macros instead of using the 21 day fix container counts since eating a high fat, low carb diet (keto).

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