Keto Smothered Chicken Recipe

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Keto Smothered Chicken Recipe

This is an amazing southern keto recipe. The chicken is smothered with mushrooms, onions, bacon, and of course, a little bit of love. This is a perfect dinner choice for those of you on the keto diet that we think the whole family is sure to ask for again and again.


4 (8 oz) chicken thighs 

1 tsp paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

4 slices of bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces 

⅓ cup chicken broth

4 oz sliced mushrooms

¼ cup heavy whipping cream 

2 scallions, chopped finely 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 
  2. Season chicken thighs on both sides with paprika, salt and pepper
  3. Cook bacon in a pan over medium heat until browned and place on a plate for later. 
  4. Drain some of the bacon grease from the pan.
  5. Place chicken thighs in the same pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Flip chicken over and place in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes 
  7. Take out of the oven and return to the stove, add chicken broth while whisking up the brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Add mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  8. Pour in heavy whipping cream and add your salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Let simmer for 2-3 more minutes on medium heat, add your bacon and scallions and serve!

Note: This recipe is based on the AllRecipes version. Check it out!


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