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Keto Smothered Chicken Thighs

Rated as 4.91 out of 5 Stars

"Topped with bacon, mushrooms, green onions, and a creamy sauce, these chicken thighs are sure to become a favorite on your keto menu."
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1 h servings 466
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season chicken thighs on all sides with paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook bacon in a cast iron skillet or oven-safe pan over medium-high heat until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Drain and discard excess grease from skillet.
  4. Return skillet to medium heat and cook chicken thighs, skin-side down, for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip chicken over and place skillet in the preheated oven.
  5. Bake until chicken thighs are no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Remove all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet.
  6. Return skillet to the stove over medium-high heat. Pour in chicken broth while whisking up brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add mushrooms and cook until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in heavy whipping cream and whisk together until lightly simmering, then reduce heat to medium-low. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary.
  7. Return chicken and any juices back into skillet; top with bacon and green onions. Serve immediately, spooning sauce over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 466 calories; 32 2.4 40.5 159 373 Full nutrition

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Great and easy recipe. I would definitely make it again. I added garlic powder in addition to the suggested seasoning to the chicken in the beginning and roasted slices of garlic before adding t...

I used boneless/skinless chicken breasts. Because I don't own an oven-ready skillet, I modified recipe instructions to prepare this dish via stovetop method---and it still turned out fantastic. ...

Everyone in the family lovrd it! I think next time I'll make more ssuce.

Easy and tasty even without the bacon. I also substituted the heavy cream for sour cream as that’s what I had - tasted delicious. Will make again.

Who knew chicken thighs were SO delicious?! This recipe rocked. Took a bit longer than I expected though with so many “stages”. Served it with spinach and salad.

This was really good, very easy and a hit with everyone. I made it on the stove since I didn't want to heat up the house. Summer in Paradise can be Hell. Next day I added more sauce and put rice...

I will make it again. Good recipe. Chicken moist. Flavor delicious.

it turned out great. My husband said that is a keeper

I am hard to please, but this recipe is a winner! Only addition I made was to add a minced garlic clove with the mushrooms. Since I only had light cream, I used it and it was fine. Great flavor...