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Low-Carb Keto Bacon Mushroom Chicken in Cream Sauce with Thyme

Low-Carb Keto Bacon Mushroom Chicken in Cream Sauce with Thyme is a savory low-carb dish that is quick and easy to make and perfect for weeknight dinners. This dish is drizzled with decadent cream sauce and only has 2 grams of net carbs per serving!

This bacon mushroom chicken in cream sauce recipe makes a wonderful meal prep option. Who wants to meal prep the same, boring chicken breast week after week? I certainly do not. This is the perfect way to jazz up your standard chicken breasts and is low in carbs!

Calories: 278     Fat: 17G      Net Carbs: 2G      Protein:  28G

low-carb bacon mushroom chicken in cream sauce with thyme

When I cook food in advance for the week I usually try to stick with chicken dishes that are paired with a cream sauce, stuffed with yummy ingredients, or includes a separate salsa type topping. This helps to keep the leftover chicken from drying out.

low-carb bacon mushroom chicken in cream sauce with thyme

Cream sauces work great. I often find that when I reheat a dish with a cream sauce, it tastes better than it did the first day.

low-carb bacon mushroom chicken in cream sauce with thyme

You could substitute nitrate-free bacon for turkey bacon. You would save 15 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving. One serving = 4 ounces of chicken with cream sauce and bacon. For me, this trade-off is negligible. I am often asked why I do not use turkey bacon. This is why! 

low carb bacon mushroom chicken in cream sauce with thyme

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low carb bacon mushroom chicken in cream sauce with thyme

Looking for a breakfast option? Try my Low Carb Keto Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Breakfast Casserole.

3 grams of net carbs per serving

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6 net carbs per serving

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Low-Carb Bacon Mushroom Chicken in Cream Sauce with Thyme

Low-Carb Bacon Mushroom Chicken in Cream Sauce with Thyme is a savory low-carb dish drenched in cream sauce with crunchy bacon that is quick and easy to make and perfect for weeknight dinners.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon Mushroom Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 278kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken breasts with the seasonings.
  • Add one tablespoon of the oil to a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Pan sear each side of the chicken for 3-4 minutes until brown.
  • Set the chicken aside on a plate.
  • Add the mushrooms and garlic to the skillet and saute until soft.
  • Add the butter to a saucepan. Stir and allow it to melt. When melted add the flour and stir until fully combined.
  • Add the almond milk and heavy cream and stir.
  • Add the cream sauce to the skillet with the bacon and thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet and heat for another minute.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

Notes

If the sauce does not thicken to your liking add additional flour or xanthan gum.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g
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Recipe Rating




Amanda G.

Tuesday 7th of December 2021

Delicious, Brandi. I was craving something creamy with mushrooms and this did the trick. I served it over brown rice and it was very filling!

staysnatched

Friday 17th of December 2021

That sounds so good.

Nithya

Thursday 9th of April 2020

For an amateur cook like me, the step-by-step recipe will come in handy. The combination of butter, thyme and mushrooms sounds divine. But is twenty minutes enough to properly cook chicken breasts? The recipe also calls for keto-friendly flour. Can you give me a few suggestions for the same, Brandi?

staysnatched

Thursday 9th of April 2020

You should always cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, however long that takes. Use a meat thermometer.

Jessy s

Thursday 4th of July 2019

Love the blog! Nice and colourful!Yes more posts are good!

Stephanie

Sunday 19th of May 2019

The thyme was overpowering but not horrible. My family gave it a thumbs up with agreement that we would all prefer much less thyme.

K Flanagan

Saturday 16th of March 2019

I have a tree but allergy in my house. Can I just use regular 2% milk in place of the almond milk?

staysnatched

Saturday 16th of March 2019

You can use any milk.