creamy chicken and bacon with spinach over rice

Creamy Chicken And Bacon

Creamy Chicken And Bacon just sounds like the ultimate dinner that you would love to eat, but hate that it isn’t the healthiest thing for you. Yes, that is true. However, if you eat relatively healthy most days, you can always afford to splurge from time to time. And this is the perfect dinner to use those splurge points on!

This one skillet dinner consists of boneless chicken, bacon, and spinach in a cream sauce that is really tasty! The recipe provides the right amount of excess sauce, allowing it to go well over pasta or rice. Feel free to add some mushrooms, red peppers, and/or sundried tomatoes to the sauce as well for added flavor to this delicious meal.

Bacon

If I didn’t before, do I have your attention now? Ha! Yes, this has a cream sauce AND bacon! It can be considered super unhealthy or as a double dose of awesome! I guess it depends on whether you look at the glass as half full or empty. With respect to the creamy chicken and bacon recipe, I consider the glass half full, for sure!

Let’s face it, bacon makes everything more enjoyable. People are creating the most amazingly tasty recipes combining bacon in the most unlikely foods such as desserts. I don’t have an actual dessert recipe using bacon (not yet anyway), however, I do have a breakfast recipe that is like dessert; Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls. Cinnamon rolls are certainly dessert-like. And they are somewhat of an unlikely thing to add bacon to, but you know what? Bacon is the PERFECT addition to these sweet treats. Sometimes you need your sweet and salty at the same time. And these definitely deliver that.

You know what else tastes great with bacon? Vegetables! Whether you do or do not care for vegetables, you will have to agree that adding bacon to them will definitely be a good idea. Check out my Bacon Wrapped Asparagus recipe. It’s so good. I love making these on Thanksgiving as appetizers. And I like making them from time to time as a side dish to our weeknight dinners. Elegant enough for holidays, but simple enough for every day meals.

Creamy Chicken Ingredients

Everything on the ingredient list for cream chicken and bacon is straightforward. Yes, there is a good amount of flour. And yes, you will need it all! Trust me. Once you get going, if you feel that the sauce ends up being too thick, add a little more half and half to thin it out. Just add a tiny bit extra at a time though. Otherwise, you might make it too thin and would then want to add more flour!

  • 2 lbs Chicken boneless
  • 6 slices Bacon diced
  • 10 oz Spinach
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 3.5 cups Chicken Broth low sodium is great
  • 1 cup Half and Half

Making This Dinner

Making the creamy chicken and bacon dinner is pretty easy. Yes, there are a few steps to follow. However, they are all equally easy. Additionally, none of the steps require much time. Therefore, this scrumptious dinner will be ready before you know it!

Here is how you cook this amazing chicken dinner:

  • Cook the diced bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until cooked through. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  • While bacon is cooking, mix together flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and italian seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Dredge chicken on each side into the seasoned flour until coated. Shake off excess flour and set aside for later.
  • Once the bacon is removed from the pan, add half of the butter to the pan and allow to melt.
  • When the butter is melted, add the flour coated chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes each side, until golden brown. Once cooked, remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add remaining butter to the pan and allow it to melt.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the remaining seasoned flour to the pan and whisk for 1 minute until the butter and flour are well combined.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and half and half until the sauce is smooth.
  • Return the cooked chicken and bacon to the pan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for a few minutes so that the bacon and chicken are soaked with the creamy sauce.

More Cream Please

Dying for more creamy recipes? I won’t tell anyone! I’m obsessed with cream sauces myself. I only make them once in a while. And when I do, I savor the flavor. And also, pray for leftovers!!

Here are some other creamy recipes that you might enjoy:

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Creamy Chicken, Asparagus, & Orzo

Cowboy Casserole

Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings

Creamy Chicken & Bacon

Creamy Chicken & Bacon with Spinach is an awesome dinner recipe that goes well over rice for a full dinner that is easy to make.
Course: Dinner
Keyword: bacon, chicken, cream sauce
Servings: 8 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken boneless
  • 6 slices Bacon diced
  • 10 oz Spinach
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 3.5 cups Chicken Broth low sodium is great
  • 1 cup Half and Half

Instructions

  • Cook the diced bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until cooked through. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  • While bacon is cooking, mix together flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and italian seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Dredge chicken on each side into the seasoned flour until coated. Shake off excess flour and set aside for later.
  • Once the bacon is removed from the pan, add half of the butter to the pan and allow to melt.
  • When the butter is melted, add the flour coated chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes each side, until golden brown. Once cooked, remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add remaining butter to the pan and allow it to melt.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the remaining seasoned flour to the pan and whisk for 1 minute until the butter and flour are well combined.
  • Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and half and half until the sauce is smooth.
  • Return the cooked chicken and bacon to the pan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for a few minutes so that the bacon and chicken are soaked with the creamy sauce.
  • Add the spinach to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes so the spinach wilts a little. Then mix spinach into the sauce.
  • ENJOY!
    creamy chicken and bacon with spinach over rice

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