Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken is honestly one of the best skillet meals you will ever make! Tender chicken with a creamy sauce with bacon, mushroom, and thyme. The flavor is out of this world! 

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken

You guys. I have made a few really really good skillet chicken meals in my day. They are getting some serious rave reviews. This creamy tuscan garlic chicken or this creamy chicken marsala are just a few of the top five star recipes here on the blog.

But this recipe right here is a MUST make!

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken 2


You can’t go wrong with chicken smothered in a creamy and delicious sauce. But when you add bacon bits and mushrooms to it it takes it to a whole different delicious level. Oh and let us not forget about the thyme. Thyme is one of my favorite herbs to use in cooking and adds such amazing flavor. Seriously this creamy sauce is out of this world.


Just check out that crispy bacon and creamy mushroom thyme sauce. ??

This meal was devoured by my family. I know that you guys are going to LOVE this recipe and want to make it again and again! It is truly a five star meal that you can make right at home.


Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken is honestly one of the best skillet meals you will ever make! Tender chicken with a creamy sauce with bacon, mushroom, and thyme. The flavor is out of this world!


  • 4 bone in chicken thighs can also use boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms sliced
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme stems removed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree. Heat a [url:1]large skillet[/url] to medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs and season with italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Pan Sear each side of the chicken for 1-2 minutes until brown and place skillet in oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked throughout. Set chicken aside on a plate.
  2. Add olive oil to the skillet and saute the mushrooms until soft. Add the bacon, heavy cream, salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Bring to a simmer until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the chicken back to the [url:2]skillet[/url] and heat for another minute. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 741 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Fat 66g102%
Saturated Fat 26g130%
Cholesterol 245mg82%
Sodium 647mg27%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1088IU22%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. Here is the ingredient list to make the Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Sauce:
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
      6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
      1 cup heavy cream
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon pepper
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 tablespoon fresh thyme, stems removed

    2. 5 stars
      Omg, at was delicious!! I made it this evening for dinner and served it with a turmeric rice and green beans with crispy fried garlic. It was amazing! Thank you for the terrific recipe!

  1. What type of side/sides do you use to complete the meal? I have no clue as to what to fix it and I really want to try this tonight. I went to the store yesterday to get the stuff to make it and spent over two hours there looking for the Creamy Bacon Mushroom Sauce! I’m a ditz and didn’t realize the recipe for it is already in the recipe!! Anyway, I hope it turns out good or my husband and me are going to be very disappointed!!

  2. This is so delicious! What amazing flavor. I followed the recipe as written with only a couple of extras. I cooked the bacon then drained all but a couple of tablespoons of grease and seared the chicken thighs in the bacon fat (yum!) After the chicken came out of the oven, before I added the mushrooms and remaining ingredients, I deglazed the pan with just a splash of sherry that I happened to have. The whole family loved this recipe, including the ridiculously picky 5 year old. Thank you for this! I can’t wait to make it again.

  3. I’m surprised that you have a food blog, but don’t post the nutritional information for your recipes. If it’s so easy for your readers to look it up on or like you do, well, that makes your suggestion a bit flippant and dismissive. I made the CREAMY BACON MUSHROOM THYME CHICKEN tonight (only because I had all the ingredients and was looking to make something different) and it was good, but honestly, your attitude was a bit off-putting and I don’t think I’ll be back. There are currently just too many good food blogs out there.

    1. What a pathetic and lazy butthurt comment for you to make!? Grow up Margo! It’s not rocket science to assess yourself the ingredients going into your dish! Nor does it require a degree to look up the links that Alyssa kindly shared!
      The recipe was amazing and I served with tagliatelle pasta! For some reason I can only click 4 stars otherwise I’d give 5.

    2. Margo,

      It seems to me you’re the one with the rude and dismissive attitude. There are a lot of food bloggers that do not post the nutritional information, for most people that isn’t a big deal…they just look it up themselves if it’s that important to them. You, too, can be just as self-sufficient.

      No need for a drama fest!

    3. Wow, Margo. The only flippant and off putting attitude I see here is yours!

      Alyssa, I am putting this recipe in my cooking rotation this week. Not because I have the ingredients already (I don’t), but because it sounds fabulous! Looking forward to trying it!

    4. Margo….the nutrition facts are listed here. Perhaps the other reader missed them. Alyssa is always very nice and helpful. You sound like a nasty, rude woman. Glad you won’t be back.

  4. I think this was so easy and amazing. I’m not understanding the whole “flippant” attitude comment. Honestly on a good blog I could care less what the nutritional values are If it’s yummy… I’ll do it! If it means that much to you … look it up yourself! I Love the recipe!!

  5. This dish was amazing. I have never commented on anything and this was so over the top amazing I had to. This is something I would hope to eat at a high end restaurant and I can’t believe I made it at home.

    1. I’ve never made this before. But I’m making it for dinner tonight. I’m serving it with rice pilaf and roasted asparagus.

    2. I’m going to try having it with pan fried cabbage! I’m on Keto and I think it would be delicious with this meal. You could also try potatoes of any sort – mash or roast. Also rice would be great too. Whatever you prefer!

    3. Amanda, it paired really well with toasted Brussel sprouts with drizzled bacon fat on top of them. It’d probably also be delicious with cauliflower or broccoli. If you’re not doing low carb, it’d taste great with rice.

  6. WOW! This dish is so many types of wow… I’m trying it out on my daughter this evening and will cook it again for my partner on Friday when he returns home. A great Keto dish paired with greens i.e. Broccolini. It smells amazing and my daughter is already complimenting the dish although is yet to try it. So easy to make and has all the qualities of dish that will become a family favourite. Thank you so much for sharing x

  7. I am “the cook” at my Fire department and work with some picky individuals. I modified it slightly using diced thick cut bacon and searing the chicken in the grease like Teri did. I also added diced garlic cloves with julienned sundried tomatoes when cooking the mushrooms. It paired well with steamed broccoli instead of a pasta. And of course I had to give it a more macho name calling it Tuscan Chicken Thighs. Needless to say that it was a HUGE hit!

  8. I made a quick cooking version of this (cook bacon, cook cut up chicken breasts in the bacon fat, make the sauce) and served over rice for my husband and veggies (low carb) for myself. Really easy and delicious! I will definitely try with chicken thighs next time.

  9. Hi! This looks so yummy ? I’m wondering if I could substitute almond milk for the heavy cream? We’re dairy free, but I hate to miss out on this one! Thanks!!

    1. If you would prefer that you are welcome to try; however, I would not recommend that. The heavy cream is thicker and helps thicken the sauce. The almond milk will alter the taste too.

  10. We made this with skinless split chicken breast and cooked it on the grill with grilled zucchini (brushed with olive oil and just salt and pepper). Also added baby spinach to the sauce for a bit more color and nutrition. Had to use dried thyme but it was still fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing this great recipe! We loved it!

  11. I made this recipe twice now
    Love the flavours and easy to make
    Made it with mashed potatoes and the second time with rice
    Great dish
    Makes me look like a pro ????

  12. What could you use instead of mushrooms my daughter-in-law doesn’t like them?. I was thinking about broccoli or julienned carrots.

  13. 5 stars
    OMG Alyssa this recipe is FABULOUS!! Ignore Margo, she obviously doesn’t know good food when she tastes it. I omitted the bacon because we didn’t have any and it was still great! I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts because my son doesn’t like thighs and everyone loved it. I believe this would be awesome using pork chops too. The Creamy sauce will be a go to around my house and it is so easy to double it. Thank you so much Alyssa, keep cooking and keep blogging!!

  14. This dish is amazing! I meal prep a lot (cooking 3 lbs of bacon & freezing. cleaning & slicing chicken breasts & freezing) It makes meal making so much quicker. Everyone is busy, so when I saw this recipe, I knew I could make this with little work. I pulled homemade cream of mushroom soup and cooked bacon from the freezer. Browned the chicken with the seasonings listed & it was ready for the oven in 20 minutes max. Quick and easy for a weeknight meal. This would also be good as a large casserole for a couple of meals. Husband approved.

  15. 5 stars
    Five stars!! This was a hit with me and my boyfriend. We’re doing keto and it was perfect. I was able to put five thighs in the pan instead of 4 and I’m glad I did; the boyfriend wolfed three of them down. I made this with roasted Brussel sprouts (I poured some of the left over bacon fat over the top – yum!) They went perfectly with the meal. Definitely saving this one!

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