Keto Dinner Ideas

Keto Smothered Chicken Thighs

Keto Smothered Chicken Thighs

These Keto Smothered Chicken Thighs are sure to become a favorite on your keto menu, topped with a creamy sauce, mushrooms, green onions, and bacon.


Ingredient Checklist

  • 4 (8 ounce) skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cut into 1/2 inch pieces 4 slices bacon,
  • ⅓ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • white and green parts sliced and separated 2 green onions,


  1. Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Step 2
    On all sides of chicken thighs season with pepper, salt, and paprika.
  3. Step 3
    In a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, heat bacon until it gets browned, Four to Five minutes. Take it out from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Discard and drain excess grease from skillet.
  4. Step 4
    To medium heat, return skillet and skin-side down, heat chicken thighs, for Three to Four minutes. Flip chicken over and in the preheated oven, place skillet.
  5. Step 5
    Until chicken thighs are no longer pink at the bone, bake and juices run clear, about Thirty minutes. An instant-read thermometer should read 165 degrees F inserted near the bone. Take the chicken out to a plate and to keep warm, cover with foil. From skillet, remove all but Two tbsp. drippings.
  6. Step 6
    Over medium-high heat, put skillet back to the stove. While whisking up brown bits from the bottom of the skillet, pour in chicken broth. 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 pepper and salt.
  7. Step 7
    Put any juices and chicken back into skillet; top with green onions and bacon. Spooning sauce over the chicken, serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 466 calories; protein 40.5g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fat 32g; cholesterol 158.9mg; sodium 373mg

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