Skillet Chicken With Bacon and Sour Cream

Easy skillet chicken with bacon

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
950 Calories
54g Fat
20g Carbs
92g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 950
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 293mg 98%
Sodium 723mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 92g
Calcium 145mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy skillet chicken and bacon recipe takes just minutes to prepare and cook, and the bacon gives it plenty of great smoky flavor. The tasty sour cream sauce finishes this quick and easy chicken dish perfectly.

Serve the chicken with hot cooked rice or noodles and broccoli salad or your favorite side vegetables for a tasty everyday meal.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chicken and bacon recipe ingredients
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  2. Cook the bacon in the oven.

    Bacon on a grill
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  3. Once done, drain on paper towel and then dice, reserving the bacon drippings for later.

    Bacon and grease
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  4. Pound chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap until thinned and even in thickness. We like them about 1/2-inch thick, as it helps the chicken to cook more evenly and faster, too. 

    Plastic on chicken breast for pounding
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  5. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and dust lightly with flour.

    Chicken dusted with salt and pepper
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  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.

    Chicken sautéing in a pan
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  7. Cook the chicken for about 4 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.

    Chicken cooking in a pan
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  8. Remove the chicken to a plate and add the green onions and garlic to the skillet.

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

    Green onions in a pan
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  10. Return the chicken to the skillet and add chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes.

    Chicken cooking in a skillet with broth
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  11. Remove the cover, add the onion mixture and diced bacon and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes, until hot.

    Chicken cooking in broth, green onions and bacon
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  12. With a slotted spoon, remove the chicken and bacon mixture to a serving dish.

    Chicken and bacon on a plate
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  13. Stir the sour cream into the remaining liquid, cooking and stirring just until hot and well blended. Do not boil.

    Sour cream mixture in a pan
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  14. Pour the sour cream mixture over the chicken and bacon.

    Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Sour Cream
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  15. Before serving, garnish the chicken with fresh chopped parsley. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Serve the chicken and sour cream sauce with hot cooked rice, buttered noodles, or boiled or baked potatoes along with your favorite side vegetables or tossed salad.