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Bacon Chicken Thighs

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, chicken, chicken dinner, chicken recipe, chicken thighs, cream, French chicken recipe, lemon, mushrooms, one pot dinner, skillet, skillet chicken, wine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 568 kcal


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

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.