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Creamy Bacon Chicken Skillet

Creamy bacon chicken is the perfect one-pan, 30-minute weeknight meal! Juicy chicken breasts are pan seared to juicy perfection and simmered in a creamy sauce, then topped with crispy bacon crumbles.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken breasts, creamy bacon chicken
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 520 kcal
Author sherry brubaker



  1. Place the bacon in the pan, then place it over medium heat. Cook the bacon until it is crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan but leave the grease in there.

    Chicken breasts are halved with a shark knife and a fork before they are seasoned.
  2. Slice the chicken breasts in half to produce 4 chicken filets. Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper on the chicken breasts, then dredge it in the flour.

    Chicken is seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, then dredged in flour.
  3. Place the chicken in the pan and sear on each side for 4 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and place it on a plate to the side.

    Chicken breasts are seared in bacon grease in a cast iron pan.
  4. Pour the chicken bone broth into the pan and allow it to reduce by half (about 3 minutes). Add the butter to the pan and stir until it is melted. Pour the heavy cream into the pan and bring it to a simmer. Add the parmesan cheese and stir until it has melted. Add the chicken breasts and any juices into the pan. Allow the chicken to simmer in the sauce for 3 minutes.

    Pan seared chicken is added to the cream sauce in a cast iron pan.
  5. Crumble the bacon over the chicken and sauce. Serve with your favorite sides. Mangia!

    Crumbled bacon is sprinkled over the cream sauce and chicken filets in a cast iron pan.

Recipe Notes

You can store the creamy bacon chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Since the cream sauce has bacon grease in it, the sauce can separate when it is refrigerated. Take the chicken out of the container, then whisk the sauce before heating it up to get a smooth, creamy texture. You can reheat the chicken and sauce in the microwave or stove at 350 degrees for a few minutes until it is heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Bacon Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 461mg20%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1141IU23%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.