Skillet Chicken with Mushroom, Bacon and Thyme Cream Sauce
Need a quick weeknight dinner? Look no further than these Skillet Chicken Thighs with Mushroom, Bacon and Thyme Cream Sauce.
I love using chicken thighs in recipes because they're inexpensive, you can find them in nearly every grocery store, and they don't dry out like chicken breasts. That being said, their flavor is not my favorite, so I tend to pair them with strong flavors like the bacon and thyme found in this recipe.
And can I give you a quick tip?
No matter how pressed for time you are, make sure to sear the outside of the thighs in a pan with some ghee or coconut oil on medium-high heat to keep them from drying out and giving them a nice golden brown color. It takes only a couple of minutes per side, and will be well worth the time.
The best part? This recipe takes only 30 minutes or less from start to finish!
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- 8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1 cup heavy Cream
- 8 ounces sliced Mushrooms
- 3 slices Bacon, cooked and diced
- 1 tsp Thyme
- Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Trim all the extra fat off of the chicken thighs, then sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
- Add about 2 tablespoons of Ghee or coconut oil to your skillet, then add the chicken thighs and cook about 3 minutes on each side, until each side is browned.
- Remove the chicken thighs from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the mushrooms to the skillet - no salt - and caramelize them, about 7-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Add the heavy cream, bacon, and thyme to the skillet, whisking well to combine.
- Add the chicken thighs back in, and cook on medium-low about 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes, and flipping the chicken thighs about halfway through.
- Serve over zucchini noodles, cauliflower, or on it's own immediately!
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