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Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Skillet

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This isn't your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable! ohsweetbasil.com

This isn’t your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable!

This isn't your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable! ohsweetbasil.com paleo, Whole 30, dairy-free

A while back we made honey mustard bacon brats  and let me tell you, they are delicious. Like major good. It’s hard to want a brat any other way now. But as Cade and I were cleaning up dinner he said, “That sauce is so good I want to eat it on everything!” and as he snagged one last piece of saucy bacon from the pan to gobble it down before washing the skillet I had the idea.

This isn't your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable! ohsweetbasil.com paleo, Whole 30, dairy-free

This really would be good on anything. Like really. At first I was really going to go to town and make a crunchy chicken but Cade and I are trying really hard to make good eating choices during the week, which is difficult today as I just photographed the best, oh my goodness amazing pumpkin cookies ever and I can hear them calling my name from the kitchen, “Carrian, you know you could have just half a cookie and you’d feel so happy…”

Those cookies are a tad creepy if you think about it, calling out to me and such.

This isn't your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable! ohsweetbasil.com paleo, Whole 30, dairy-free

Are Chicken Breasts Healthier Than Thighs?

Both chicken thighs and breasts are good sources of lean protein.

In comparison, one key difference between the two is the fat content.

Chicken thighs tend to be more fatty than their leaner companion.

As for the fat content, don’t be alarmed by chicken thighs taking home the gold in this department.

Yes, there is more fat on a thigh (dark meat) than is on a breast (white meat).

However, this fat is the good kind.

Monounsaturated fat — the kind that’s in chicken thighs — can help aid in weight loss, control and reduce pesky cholesterol numbers, and even lower your risk of heart disease and cancer.

The American Heart Association even recommends that the majority of your daily fat intake should be of the monounsaturated kind.

Anyway, because of that I decided to skinny this dish up. Boneless, skinless chicken cooked in a nonstick skillet so no extra fat was needed. Then I used thin cut bacon and drained off all of the grease before making the sauce. Yes, it does have bacon so it’s not a perfectly healthy skillet recipe but it’s much healthier than those cream version.

Dang, I need to make a cream version.

This is why we have a blog, the ideas are constant and we just have to keep sharing!

What is the Difference Between a Skillet and a Frying Pan?

The difference between a sauté pan and a skillet is a subtle but important one, and it all comes down to shape.

A sauté pan, from the French verb meaning “to jump” (sauter), has a wide, flat bottom and relatively tall, vertical sides.

A skillet, on the other hand, has sides that flare outward at an angle.

Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Skillet

This isn't your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable! ohsweetbasil.com

Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Skillet

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
This isn't your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable!

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • ¼ Cup Pure olive oil
  • 2 clove of Garlic minced
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat.
  • Add the chicken and turn to medium low.
  • Allow to cook for 5-6 minutes, flip and cook an additional 5-6 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove to a plate.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the water, honey, mustard and cilantro.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat the same skillet over medium heat and add half of the bacon.
  • Cook, turning half through until crisp, remove to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with remaining bacon.
  • Chop the bacon and then drain the bacon grease.
  • Return the pan to medium heat and add the olive oil and garlic.
  • Cook, stirring the garlic for a few seconds to cook the garlic.
  • Add the dressing and bring to a simmer.
  • Turn to low and cook for 3 minutes, add the bacon and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken back into the pan, spooning the sauce over the chicken.
  • Take off the heat to rest for 3 minutes and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 486mg21%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 43g86%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This isn't your normal one skillet recipe. This honey mustard bacon chicken skillet is healthier for a few reasons but still totally craveable! ohsweetbasil.com paleo, Whole 30, dairy-free

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About the authors

carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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4 comments

  • I’m always on the look out for recipes for my EXTREMELY picky fiancé. This one was a huge success. He didn’t even use BBQ sauce while eating it. It will definitely go into our regular rotation! Thanks!!!!

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    • YAY!!!!! That’s a win!

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  • This makes my mouth water. Anticipate using recipe before the week is over when I have someone to feed !!! Will try supplenmental recipes also. Thx for the recipes.

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  • I’m always looking for new chicken recipes to try! This is family friendly, easy, and perfect!

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