Keto Creamy Garlic Chicken Skillet

Keto Creamy Garlic Chicken Skillet

This Paleo, Whole30 + Keto friendly creamy garlic chicken skillet is heaven. It’s sure to be one of your new favorite dairy-free creamy chicken recipes!

We like to serve this creamy garlic chicken over greens and rice or cauliflower rice. Sometimes we just go with greens, just kind of whatever strikes our mood. Either way, make it a full meal by adding greens, your favorite veggies and/or rice. If you’re doing a Whole30 or eating Keto, stick with cauliflower rice.

Serves 4


  • 6 pieces bacon, diced

  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs

  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

For the creamy sauce:

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional for garnish)

  • 6 cups spinach

  • 2 cups cooked rice (optional – omit for Whole30 & Keto or sub cauli rice)


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook diced bacon until crispy. Once crispy, place on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.

  2. Place chicken thighs in the hot skillet with bacon grease and season with half of the Italian seasoning. Cook for 5-6 minutes, flip and season with the rest of the Italian seasoning. Cook for another 5-6 more minutes, until the thighs are cooked through.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, prep onions, mushrooms, garlic and parsley (optional) as noted above. Set aside.

  4. When chicken is done, remove it from the skillet and place it on the plate with bacon.

  5. Now, make the creamy sauce by placing onions and mushrooms in pan. Cook until both soften, about 4-5 minutes.

  6. Add coconut milk, minced garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Stir to combine everything. Then turn to low and add chicken and bacon back to the pan. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to marry all the flavors. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional)

  7. Plate with a bed of spinach, optional rice and creamy chicken mixture. Enjoy.


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 671 Calories from Fat 477

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53g 82%

Saturated Fat 22g 110%

Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 37g 74%

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