Chicken Bacon Cabbage Skillet- paleo, low carb and keto
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4.73 from 11 votes

Chicken Bacon Cabbage Skillet

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: keto, low carb, paleo
Cuisine: easy dinner recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Stacey


  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 5 pieces to 7 whole cut up chicken
  • ½ a head of cabbage sliced
  • 5 slices bacon
  • ½ a medium size parsnip sliced
  • ½ a medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • cup chicken broth


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. In a small bowl add all the spice rub ingredients and stir.
  • Add raw chicken pieces to a large mixing bowl and add spice rub mix. Use tongs to toss chicken to coat in spices. Set chicken aside.
  • Fry bacon in a large oven safe skillet. Once cooked remove bacon and set on plate with paper towels. Remove some excess bacon grease from pan, leaving some grease left for browning chicken. Chop bacon, and set aside.
  • While the skillet is still on medium high add chicken to the skillet and brown and sear the chicken on both sides until browned.Once browned, remove chicken from skillet and set on a platter. Set chicken aside (this will be baked in the oven later).
  • While skillet is still on medium high add cabbage to the skillet and stir. Add chicken broth and sliced parsnips and stir. Add chopped onion and minced garlic and stir. Add chopped bacon to the skillet and stir.
  • Remove from heat, and place chicken pieces on top of the cabbage mixture in the skillet.
  • Place skillet in the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is done.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 320mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g