Bacon Chicken Thighs

  • 50 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 45 mins cook
  • serves 4 people

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Did somebody mention bacon?

We all have staples in our kitchen, and bacon is one ingredient that is never missing. I believe that everything tastes better with bacon. And here is a recipe just to prove that point.

Where should I start to describe this dish? 

Crispy chicken thighs with mushrooms, cream, bacon, and lemon.  And did I mention you will be using only one pan to make this incredible dish? Yes! That is what I love the most, less cleaning in the kitchen. You can even present it in the skillet you prepare to your table. Rustic and family fun.

The chicken is added to the skillet and cooked to perfection. Onions and mushrooms cooked together. Grated parmesan cheese makes this dish just out of this world.

The cheese melts giving you this very rich creamy velvety sauce that added to all the other ingredients makes this dish a “must try”.

Chicken thighs are my favorite part of the chicken. Full of flavor. They work well with most sauces and the meat is always tender.


Because of the acidity of this dish with the lemon, I strongly recommend using a non-porous cast iron skillet. Le Creuset is my choice here. The enamel part of the skillet will not allow the acidity to break down on the cast iron and forgo a metal taste.

What dish will go well alongside?

When I prepare a rich dish, I like to stay on the light side of a side dish. Roasted vegetables are always welcome and Broccolini and Carrots are just perfect.  Or indulge with this to-die-for Rice with Peas and Butter 

Any fresh fruits for dessert will round up the perfect meal for the whole family

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Nutrition Facts
Bacon Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 451mg20%
Potassium 542mg15%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 809IU16%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bacon Chicken Thighs

  • 50 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 45 mins cook
  • serves 4 people


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 4 slices thick bacon
  • 4 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 8 large white caps mushrooms, stem removed and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ¾ cup sodium-free chicken stock
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 small bunch of fresh thyme
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes. Drain the slices over a paper towel-lined plate and reserve about 2 tablespoons of the fat rendered in the skillet.

  2. Season generously with salt and pepper the chicken. Increase the heat to medium-high, then add the chicken, skin-side down. Cook until golden, about 5 -7 minutes per side. Skin needs to be crispy golden. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

  3. Add onions and cook until soft. Stir in the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and then the chicken stock, cream, parmesan cheese, thyme and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes.

  4. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 more minutes more. Chop the bacon and add it to the sauce.

    Garnish with fresh thyme or chopped parsley.

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Comments (6) Post a Reply

  1. Jean says:

    that‘s an easy one pan meal and already felt like Im enjoying a meal from a restaurant.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will love how easy it is to make it and how fast it is enjoyed by your family.
      Thank you for stopping by Giangi’s Kitchen

  2. Anaiah says:

    These bacon chicken thighs were perfect! I loved all the flavors in this dish. We had it with broccolini and mashed potatoes for dinner. Yum!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      What a wonderful side dish, thank you for your kind compliment. This is one of our favorite dishes.
      Thank you for stopping by Giangi’s Kitchen

  3. Addie says:

    The bacon and chicken work so well together!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Sure does, but then everything works well with bacon, one of may favorite.

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