Skillet Creamy Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch

This is one a favorite recipe in our house. It’s a creamy keto chicken bacon ranch dish that is not only delicious (and loved by our kiddos), but also quick and super easy to make! I ate this almost daily late in my pregnancy after finding out I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, since low carb helps lower blood sugar.

Ingredients for Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Recipe

There aren’t a whole lot of ingredients to the recipe—mainly just seasoning the chicken and thickening the sauce. I also use my cast iron skillet for this recipe, which I would recommend using if you have one.

The only ingredients you need to make this keto chicken, bacon and ranch flavored meal are:

Get the bacon extra-crispy

The first thing you’ll want to do when making this delicious chicken bacon and ranch recipe is to cook your bacon. *tip* I like to use a pie dish to cook my bacon in the microwave. Be sure to cover it with either paper towels or a paper plate though to save you from a big miss later. The cooking time will vary from 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the bacon.

Once the bacon is nice and crispy, chop and set aside, since we will be topping our chicken bacon ranch dish with these crunchy little bits later.

Season and cook the chicken thighs

Preheat your cast iron skillet and coconut oil over medium to medium high heat while you season your chicken thighs. I use my large skillet for this recipe since we’ll be adding quite a bit of coconut milk.

You’ll season your chicken with the paprika, garlic powder, pink salt and Ranch seasoning. Once your oil is heated in the skillet, go ahead and place the chicken thighs in. Let each side brown for about 3 minutes, which will about halfway cook your chicken thighs. Then set the chicken thighs aside.

Making the sauce for the chicken bacon ranch recipe

Once your chicken is cooked, you’ll want to add the butter or ghee to the same skillet you cooked your chicken in, and cook your mushrooms. Once the mushrooms fully soften (about 4-5 minutes), pour in the full can of the coconut milk in the skillet and stir. When it starts to boil, add in your almond flour, whisking until well combined.

Reduce heat to a simmer. Add the chicken back to the skillet and continue to cook until cooked throughout. For me, this was another 10 minutes or so. Once cooked, add your bacon to your keto chicken bacon ranch skillet, and enjoy while hot!

Be sure and check out my other keto favorites: keto noatmeal and fluffy keto pancakes!

Skillet Creamy Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken bacon ranch keto, chicken bacon ranch recipe, keto chicken bacon ranch, keto dinner, keto recipes

Equipment

  • cast iron skillet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fully cook and crisp bacon (I use microwave — see notes for instructions). Chop bacon and set aside.
  • Preheat your coconut oil in your cast iron skillet over medium to medium high heat while you season your chicken thighs.
  • Season your chicken with the paprika, garlic powder, pink salt and Ranch seasoning. Brown both sides of the chicken thighs for about 3 minutes. Then set aside.
  • Add the butter or ghee to the same skillet you cooked your chicken in, and cook your mushrooms until soft (4-5 minutes)
  • pour in the full can of the coconut milk and let reduce for about 4 minutes before adding almond flour. Be sure you whisk your almond flour until well combined. Then bring to a simmer before adding chicken back to the skillet.
  • Cook chicken in the sauce until done — about 8-10 minutes.

Notes

To cook bacon in microwave: I like to use a pie dish to cook my bacon in the microwave. Be sure to cover it with either paper towels or a paper plate though to save you from a big miss later.
keto chicken bacon ranch recipe is easy and quick to make with dairy-free option

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