ONE SKILLET KETO CHICKEN WITH BACON MUSHROOM GRAVY

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ lb chicken thighs or breasts, skinless boneless (about 4 to 5 pieces)
  • 2 slices uncooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 ½  cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt, divided
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • Thickener: 3 ounces cream cheese (softened) for keto version, or for *paleo version use- 2 tsp arrowroot powder + 1 tbsp butter (mashed together with a fork)                                               

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Sprinkle chicken with ¼ tsp of the salt and ⅛ tsp pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the 1 tbsp oil and sear chicken for 5 to 7 minutes on each side until browned.
  2. Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate and set aside (will return to the pan later).
  3. In the same pan used for the chicken, over medium heat, fry chopped bacon until slightly browning.
  4. Add 1 tbsp butter, melt and add minced garlic and sliced mushrooms. Stir and saute until mushrooms are browned and softened.
  5. Add chicken broth,  dried thyme & ¼ tsp salt to the pan and stir.
  6. Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring liquid in the pan to bubbling. Add cream cheese and melt & stir into the sauce until sauce thickens & turn the heat back to medium. *For Paleo: add the arrowroot & butter mixture to the pan & stir and melt arrowroot butter into the sauce over medium to medium-high heat until the sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Place chicken back in the pan with mushroom sauce, cover and turn the heat down to low & simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked. Plate chicken and pour some of mushroom bacon gravy over the chicken.

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