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This creamy bacon chicken recipe is a decadent and delicious dinner that’s easy enough for a weeknight and tasty enough for company. It’s ready in about 30 minutes!
I probably don’t have to sell you too hard, but chicken with bacon and cream is a great combo! Even my cream-loathing husband said it was really tasty. The chicken is pan-fried to a golden brown on the outside and when you bite into it, it melts in your mouth. And the bacon… well it makes everything even better.
When you want comfort food (calories be damned… and no, I did not calculate them lol), this is your dish.
My sister (the vegetarian) actually came up with the idea for this recipe. She’s like “Is it true that I can’t find a creamy bacon chicken recipe on your site?” And I was like “hmmm…. there’s a creamy chicken bacon gnocchi recipe on my site, but you’re right”. And so this was born. This recipe is straight out of the Salt & Lavender playbook… I have a lot of creamy chicken recipes. I list them at the bottom of the post if you want to take a look.
6 strips bacon cut into small pieces
2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
Flour for dredging
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup heavy/whipping cream
Cut the bacon up and add it to a skillet (I use kitchen shears to make this job quick). Fry it over medium-high heat until crispy (about 10 mins). Once the bacon is done, take it out of the pan and set it aside. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the pan.
Meanwhile, prep your chicken (cut it in half lengthwise so you have 4 smaller cutlets). Sprinkle them with the garlic powder and pepper and then coat them in the flour.
Add the chicken to the skillet and cook it in the remaining bacon fat over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes/side or until it’s golden. If it starts to splatter a lot, reduce the heat. Once the chicken is browned, take it out of the pan and set it aside.
Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and butter to the pan. Let it bubble until it’s reduced by half (about 3-4 minutes).
Stir in the cream and once it starts to bubble, add the chicken and bacon back into the pan. Cook for another 5 minutes or so until the chicken is fully cooked through and the sauce has reduced to your liking.