Skillet Chicken with Bacon


  • 4 to 6 slices bacon (drippings reserved)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 to 6 chicken breast halves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (fresh chopped)

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F & bake the slices of bacon until they reach the desired crispiness, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 2: Once cooked, drain on a paper towel and then dice, reserving the bacon drippings for later.

Step 3: Wash the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 4: Pound chicken between sheets of plastic wrap until thin and even in thickness.  Pounding them to about 1/2-inch thick will help the chicken cook faster & more evenly.

Step 5: Sprinkle the chicken with salt & pepper and dust lightly with flour.

Step 6: Put a few teaspoons of the bacon drippings and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat.  When the butter is foamy, add the chicken breasts.

Step 7: Cook the chicken for about 4 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.

Step 8: Remove the chicken to a plate and add the green onions and garlic to the skillet.

Step 9: Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, until onion is softened.  Remove the onion mixture to a bowl and set aside.

Step 10: Return the chicken to the skillet and add chicken broth.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Step 11: Remove the cover, add the onion mixture and diced bacon and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes, until hot.

Step 12: With a slotted spoon, remove the chicken and bacon mixture to a serving dish.

Step 13: Stir the sour cream into the remaining liquid, cooking and stirring just until hot and well blended.  Do not boil!

Step 14: Pour the sour cream mixture over the chicken and bacon.  Before serving, garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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