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

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!

Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Skillet

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Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Skillet
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Serves: 4 servings
 
This easy chicken skillet is perfect for any weekday and it has a killer sauce with bacon!
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
  1. 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.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the water, honey, mustard and cilantro. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the chicken back into the pan, spooning the sauce over the chicken. Take off the heat to rest for 3 minutes and serve.

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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