low-carb bacon mushroom chicken in cream sauce with thyme

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.
Course dinner, lunch
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 278kcal
Author Brandi Crawford


  • 16 oz chicken breasts (4 breasts)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 6 slices Trader Joe’s Uncured Nitrate Free Bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp flour optional or could also use keto-friendly flour
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • Italian Seasoning to taste
  • McCormick's Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 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.


If the sauce does not thicken to your liking add additional flour or xanthan gum.


Calories: 278kcal