One Skillet Keto Chicken with bacon Mushroom Gravy- Low Carb & Paleo
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One Skillet Keto Chicken with Bacon Mushroom Gravy

One Skillet Keto Chicken with Bacon Mushroom Gravy is a hearty, savory, satisfying meal that has a paleo option.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: chicken dinner, keto, ketogenic, low carb, paleo
Cuisine: American, entree chicken
Keyword: one skillet keto chicken with bacon mushroom gravy
Servings: 4
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Stacey


  • 1 ½ lb chicken thighs or breasts skinless boneless (about 4 to 5 pieces)
  • 2 slices uncooked bacon chopped
  • 1 ½ cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt divided
  • tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • cup chicken broth
  • Thickener: 3 ounces cream cheese, softened For keto version, or for *paleo version use- 2 tsp arrowroot powder + 1 tbsp butter (mashed together with a fork


  • Sprinkle chicken with ¼ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat sear chicken in the 1 tbsp oil for 5 to 7 minutes on each side until browned.
    Searing the chicken step one
  • Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate and set aside (will return to the pan later).
  • In the same pan used for the chicken, over medium heat, fry chopped bacon until slightly browning.
    Cooking the bacon
  • Add 1 tbsp butter, melt and add minced garlic and sliced mushrooms. Stir and saute until mushrooms are browned and softened.
    Saute mushrooms
  • Add chicken broth, dried thyme & ¼ tsp salt to the pan and stir.
    Saute mushrooms
  • Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring liquid in the pan to bubbling. Add cream cheese and melt & stir into the sauce until sauce thickens & turn the heat back to medium. *For Paleo: add the arrowroot & butter mixture to the pan & stir and melt arrowroot butter into the sauce over medium to medium-high heat until the sauce starts to thicken.
    Making the gravy
  • Place chicken back in the pan with mushroom sauce, cover and turn the heat down to low & simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked. Plate chicken and pour some of mushroom bacon gravy over the chicken.
    One Skillet Keto Chicken with bacon Mushroom Gravy- Low Carb & Paleo


*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*
Data Below is for the Keto (cream cheese) version. Yield: 4 servings, Serving size: 1 chicken thigh with 1/4 of the gravy and mushrooms. Amounts per serving- Keto version's net carbs: 3g, Paleo version's net carbs: 5g.


Serving: 1chicken thigh with 1/4 of the sauce and mushrooms | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 478mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g