Creamy bacon and mushroom chicken breasts

Creamy bacon and mushroom chicken breasts

Juicy creamy bacon and mushroom chicken breasts is a great one-pot recipe. This recipe is perfect for an easy meal served with crusty bread to mop up the sauce.
Course Chicken, Dinner, Easy Recipe, Weeknight recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alida Ryder


  • 10 strips streaky bacon chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts I butterflied mine to allow for quick cooking
  • 250 g mushrooms quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Brown the bacon in a large skillet/deep pan. Remove and set aside. Pour off half of the bacon fat.
  • Place the pan back on the heat and brown the chicken breasts on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • Fry the mushrooms and garlic until fragrant then add the thyme, lemon juice, chicken stock and cream. Allow to come to a simmer then add the bacon and chicken back to the pan and cover.
  • Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced.
  • Season to taste and serve.