Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken

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Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken has the most amazing creamy balsamic mushroom sauce with tender and juicy chicken topped with crispy bacon. This is an easy restaurant quality meal you can make at home! 

Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken cooking in a skillet.

Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken

Winner winner chicken dinner! This was one amazing meal. I have made a lot of chicken recipes in my day so take it from me, this was fantastic! This dish has a whole lot of creaminess going on just the way we like it. But the added balsamic in the creamy sauce added this tangy delicious flavor to the sauce. It was such a delicious and unique combination.

The chicken gets pan fried to perfection and is tender and juicy. The added mushrooms to the cream sauce was just what it needed and the chicken is exceptionally good topped with the crispy bacon.

Cream Sauce + Balsamic + Mushrooms + Bacon. This is a recipe for perfection!

Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken in the skillet.

This meal tastes like it comes straight from a restaurant. The best part is that it is on the dinner table in about 30 minutes waiting for your family to devour. It only uses one pan which makes clean up a breeze.

Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken in a skillet.

This meal soared up to the top 5 best chicken recipes on the blog. The flavors were incredible. My family gobbled up the entire meal and couldn’t seem to get enough.

I know that your family will love this just as much as we did!

Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken in the skillet.

Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken

4.88 from 16 votes
Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Chicken has the most amazing creamy balsamic mushroom sauce with tender and juicy chicken topped with crispy bacon. This is an easy restaurant quality meal you can make at home!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 5 slices of bacon chopped
  • 4 ounce mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the bacon to the skillet and cook until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside on plate. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until tender. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to the skillet. Whisk over medium high heat until it starts to thicken 3-5 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the sauce.
  • Add chicken to the skillet and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Top with crispy bacon and chopped parsley.


Serves: 4

Calories566kcal (28%)Carbohydrates5g (2%)Protein55g (110%)Fat35g (54%)Saturated Fat18g (90%)Cholesterol237mg (79%)Sodium588mg (25%)Potassium1024mg (29%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A1050IU (21%)Vitamin C5.7mg (7%)Calcium192mg (19%)Iron1.2mg (7%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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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. 5 stars
    What did I just put in my mouth !?! I served over spinach to soak up the goodness, but it didn’t need it. To be honest, didn’t need the chicken either; I’d be content eating just the sauce like a soup. Only criticism would be portion control is definitely a problem for me. I could eat the whole thing by myself at one sitting

  2. 5 stars
    My husband and children absolutely love this and I have to make a double recipe when I make it for the family. I’ve made it several times and my smaller kids ask for that “mushroom chicken dish” and the in-laws call it that too! It is fantastic and if there are any leftovers it is fabulous even the next go around. It’s become a classic meal in our home. I love when you’re done cooking you put the skillet in the dishwasher and you’re done! Great recipe

  3. 5 stars
    This was excellent! I added some onion and garlic just because and served with garlic mash and roasted veg. My husband said I could serve it at a dinner party!

  4. 5 stars
    This is an outstanding, restaurant-quality recipe. I’ve become addicted to it over the last year or so. The sauce is so good I could bathe in it. I added a few cloves of garlic recently but other than that didn’t change a thing. Try it. You’ll love it.

  5. 5 stars
    pretty fast to make and very tasty. I made a double portion with thighs and served it with brocolini and rice.

    1. That is great to hear! Thanks for choosing one of my meals! I like to use a green salad, asparagus or even broccoli to go along with this. Mashed potatoes or rice is also another extra feel good side to go along with. Hope that helps! XOXO

  6. 5 stars
    It was delicious, served it with a jacket potatoe. Loved the balsamic in the dish. Will definitely make it again.

  7. This was very tasty and so easy to make. My husband declared it delicious on the first bite. I used a fig balsamic and it was perfect. Thank you for a great recipe

  8. 4 stars
    Good overall concept. I don’t think the chicken broth is necessary, it gives too rich a flavor. Suggestion: saute a bit of onion, add mushrooms, saute and add some white wine to evaporate.

  9. 5 stars
    This was so delicious even my kids (6 & 15 yrs) loved it! It’s definitely going in my regular rotation. I did make some adjustments adding yellow onions to the mushrooms and using boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. The thighs stayed nice and moist with a crispy outside. I
    also served it over pasta with a side of steamed green beans. Yummy!

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