This creamy bacon chicken recipe is a decadent and delicious dinner that’s easy enough for a weeknight and tasty enough for company. It’s ready in about 30 minutes! I probably don’t have to sell you too hard, but chicken with bacon and cream is a great combo! The chicken is pan-fried to a golden brown on the outside and when you bite into it, it melts in your mouth. And the bacon… well it makes everything even better. 😉
When you want comfort food, this is your dish. My sister (the vegetarian) actually came up with the idea for this recipe. She’s like “Is it true that I can’t find a creamy bacon chicken recipe on your site?” And I was like “hmmm…. there’s a creamy chicken bacon gnocchi recipe on my site, but you’re right”. And so this was born. This recipe is straight out of the Salt & Lavender playbook… I have a lot of creamy chicken recipes. I list them at the bottom of the post if you want to take a look.
6 strips bacon cut into small pieces
2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
Flour for dredging
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup heavy/whipping cream
Step1: Cut the bacon up and add it to a skillet (I use kitchen shears to make this job quick). Fry it over medium-high heat until crispy (about 10 mins). Once the bacon is done, take it out of the pan and set it aside. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the pan.
Step2: Meanwhile, prep your chicken (cut it in half lengthwise so you have 4 smaller cutlets). Sprinkle them with the garlic powder and pepper and then coat them in the flour.
Step3: Add the chicken to the skillet and cook it in the remaining bacon fat over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes/side or until it’s golden. If it starts to splatter a lot, reduce the heat. Once the chicken is browned, take it out of the pan and set it aside.
Step4: Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and butter to the pan. Let it bubble until it’s reduced by half (about 3-4 minutes).
Step5: Stir in the cream and once it starts to bubble, add the chicken and bacon back into the pan. Cook for another 5 minutes or so until the chicken is fully cooked through and the sauce has reduced to your liking.