Are you looking for a great low-carbohydrate chicken recipe? Would you like to know how to prepare a quick and easy chicken entree that will make your family and friends think you are a superstar in the kitchen? Well, hold on to your spatula, because Bacon, Mushroom, and Thyme Chicken is all that and more!
Have you ever wondered just how many chicken recipes there are in the world? I set out on a search to find out but sadly I couldn’t find an exact number. Allrecipes alone lists over five thousand. So, I think I can safely say that chicken recipes in the world must number in the tens of thousands.
I know at our house, we have chicken several times a week, prepared lots of different ways. But as much as we like all of the other chicken dishes I make, this recipe for yummy Bacon, Mushroom, and Thyme Chicken is one of our all-time favorites, and I know your family will love it too. It is a perfect dish! It’s quick, it’s easy, you only have to use one pan, and it’s delicious. Plus, not only is it great for busy weeknight family dinners, it’s perfect company fare too! And, you can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Just the name alone should peak your interest, I mean really, thyme, bacon, mushrooms, and chicken together in a rich, creamy decadent sauce. Is your mouth watering yet? I served Bacon Mushroom and Thyme Chicken over my Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes along with a salad and can I just tell you it was scrumptious! We are having the leftovers tonight, and I can’t wait!
Here is the list of ingredients for Bacon, Mushroom, and Thyme Chicken: boneless chicken thighs (you could substitute chicken breasts), olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, sliced mushrooms, bacon, heavy cream, garlic powder and fresh thyme. And below are the step-by-step directions for making this yummy chicken recipe.
Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and saute 3-4 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
Add the mushrooms to the same pan in which you cooked the chicken. Stir and cook until they are soft which should take about 4 minutes.
Add the bacon, thyme, cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Bring to a simmer and cook for a minute or two until the sauce starts to thicken just a bit.
Add the chicken back to the skillet and heat for another minute or so. Garnish with sprigs of thyme. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, you might also be interested in these other popular chicken recipes: Chicken Marsala, Lemon Chicken, and Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry. Other delicious chicken recipes can be found here: Grits and Pinecones Chicken Recipes.