Skillet Chicken with Light Bacon Cream Sauce Recipe

No need to pick between a fancy gourmet meal and a quick weeknight dinner – this dish is both.
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 10 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings

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  • 1½-1¾ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (about ½ cup)
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, optional

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. In a gallon freezer bag, combine chicken, ¼ cup flour and Onion Onion™ Seasoning. Toss to coat.
  2. large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from bag; reserve bag with flour. Add chicken to skillet; sauté until browned on both sides, about 7-9 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together broth, milk, Artichoke & Spinach Warm Dip Mix and any remaining flour mixture from bag. Add to chicken in skillet.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer and sauce has thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bacon, tomatoes and parsley, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Wine Pairing: Chardonnay

Serve with mashed cauliflower or Peppery Onion Mashed Potatoes and Vidalia Onion Spinach Salad.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Place step 1 ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Place bacon in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags and unopened packet Artichoke & Spinach Warm Dip Mix in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

Nutrition per Serving: Calories: 290 Total Fat: 13g Sat. Fat: 3.5g Cholest: 135mg Sodium: 760mg Carbs: 9g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 30g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Pan Deliciousness This goes together fast and is delicious. I forgot to add the bacon and it was STILL wonderful. This is a "keeper".
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A definite home run! This was a quick and easy fix for a busy Sunday. My husband and I loved it, and it was even better the next day as leftovers. This will be a dish we make again and again.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now a Regular Menu Item This skyrocketed to our regular rotation - so scrumptious! I used chicken breasts and next time will add onions, actual artichokes, and more bacon. I couldn't get enough of it!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mmmm, tasty! Who doesn't love fried chicken? I used bone-in thighs that I had on hand, and I found that once I added the sauce, I had to remove the chicken in order to stir the sauce. No problem; I just served the sauce over the top. My family enjoyed this meal.
Date published: 2017-08-23
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