Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Bacon Sauce
This Low Carb Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Bacon Sauce is a super simple dinner that makes the chicken crispy without the breading or the carbs!
A LOW CARB DINNER MEAL
Alright my low-carbers, I got another one for you! This recipe for Low Carb Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Bacon Sauce is crazy good! You don’t need to be on a low-carb diet to really love and enjoy this one. It has so much flavor and is ridiculously delicious.
CREAMY BACON SAUCE
So, here’s the low down on this recipe from KETO IN PEARLS. Instead of adding a crust of crackers or bread crumbs, we’re going to use Parmesan cheese to get that nice crispy crunch on the outside. Plus it adds a ton of flavor. Parmesan cheese is a really great substitute since it crisps up so nicely in the oven. Freshly shredded Parmesan really works best for this. The mayonnaise keeps the chicken so moist too. And is anything better than bacon? I mean, really. Combining pork fat and cheese with chicken = The Trifecta of Tastiness. Craving dessert? Try my LOW CARB CHEESECAKE!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- chicken breasts
- shredded Parmesan cheese
- heavy whipping cream
- sour cream
- garlic powder
- salt and pepper
HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB PARMESAN CHICKEN:
Preheat oven to 400f degrees. Line a baking sheet with nonstick cooking foil (or spray with nonstick cooking spray.) Place chicken breasts onto the baking sheet. Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel (this will help the topping adhere to the chicken breasts.)
Spread a tablespoon of mayonnaise on top of each breast. Spread it around to evenly coat (make sure to get down around the sides too).
Then sprinkle about a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese onto each piece of chicken.
Bake chicken for about 40 minutes. When the chicken has about 10 minutes left to finish cooking, start working on the sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat up the reserved bacon fat over med-low heat.
Whisk in the heavy cream until combined well.
Continue whisking until the mixture starts to bubble a little. Add the sour cream and continue to whisk.
Add parmesan and garlic powder and whisk some more. Mixture should thicken up a little.
Finally, stir in half the crumbled bacon.
To serve, drizzle some of the sauce over the cooked chicken.
Top with other half of bacon crumbles and a little dried parsley for color (optional.)
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Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Bacon Sauce
For the chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
For the sauce:
- 1/2 pound bacon, fried and crumbled (reserve the fat)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 tablespoon freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400f degrees. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel (this will help the topping adhere to the chicken breasts.)
- Place chicken breasts onto the baking sheet. Spread a tablespoon of mayonnaise on top of each breast. Spread it around evenly to coat (don't forget the sides).
- Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese onto each piece of chicken.
- Bake at 400f degrees for about 40 minutes.
- When the chicken has about 10 minutes left in cook time, start working on the sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat up the reserved bacon fat over med-low heat. Once it's warmed, whisk in the heavy cream.
- Continue whisking until the mixture starts to bubble a little. Whisk in the sour cream. Finally, add shredded parmesan and garlic powder and whisk some more.
- Stir in half the cooked bacon.
- To serve, drizzle some of the sauce over each chicken breast and top with rest of the crumbled bacon and a sprinkling of dried parsley (for color.)
- Ground cooked sausage can be used instead of bacon.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: February 2018
Updated and republished: December 2021
trying this tonight but need to know How much Bacon fat are we supposed to use
Hi Tammy, you will use whatever bacon grease your bacon produced while frying up.
I can’t stop making this recipe. It’s delicious!!
Outstanding recipe!!! This will be in my regular rotation for sure. So savory
This low-carb parmesan chicken is so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thx, Brandie for sharing!
Thank you so much Bella!!
Thanks so much Vicky!
I’m obsessed with this dish!!! Its amazing
Yay! Love hearing that! Thanks so much!
Made this tonight. It was delicious.
Yay!! So happy to hear that Rachael! Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback!
Just made this for dinner and it was DELICIOUS!!!! I didn’t have any bacon but I did have some left over bacon grease and it was still amazing without the crumbled bacon. I will be saving this recipe for my go to lazy chicken dish from now on. Thank you for all of your Keto options, sometimes I need something to meal prep for the week that isn’t going to keep me up super late at night and this definitely did it.
Awesome!! We LOVE it at our house!
This was a HIT at my house. The sauce is amazing. I will be adding this to my regular rotation of family dinners.
Quick question though. I’m on strict keto for the next 3 months (…that 20-year high school reunion is coming up. YIKES!) The nutrition facts here say 1 carb per serving. When I plug the recipe into Myfitnesspal, it says 33 net carbs per serving. (DOUBLE YIKES!).
Any idea what gives there?
Hi Kiely! Keto diet is different from a basic low carb diet (from my very limited understanding.) I would say go with your app since you trust it. That will always be the most reliable for you! Hope you have a FABULOUS reunion!!
I would recheck the carbs, I put it in dividing by 4 servings and total net carbs were 3z
OMG this is awesome! I used avocado mayo and chicken thighs, served it with roasted brussels sprouts . My picky husband raved. Thank you for such an easy and yummy recipe. I will be making this often.
Yay for picky husband-approved! LOL! Thanks Tracy!
made this tonight.. so darn yummy… even took some to my neighbors for them to try.. and of course they wanted the recipe. probably would have been even better had i not forgotten the sour cream.. but was perfect just the way it was.. thank you.. this will be added to a go to meal.. or when there is company..
I usually have bacon already fried and in my fridge. I save the fat. How much fat would I use for the sauce if I make this with my already fried bacon?
This is looks so delicious!! Is there anything I can use for the bacon sauce instead of heavy cream? Thanks for your help and the yummy recipes!
Hey Kelli – question: Does it matter if it’s low carb or not? To keep it low carb, use the heavy cream for sure. If it doesn’t matter if it’s low carb, you could use a white peppered gravy mix. 🙂
Serve with asparagus spears and white rice,,, (put the cooked breast on the rice),, A sweet “BLUSH” wine on the side..