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Skillet Craven with Bacon and White Wine Sauce

124 reviews / 4.6 average

Hello crispy, saucy, adorable bucket craven with bacon and white wine sauce!

You guys, I’ve got to be honest with you. I’ve had some ups and downs with craven over the aftermost decade – accept accept accept fine, maybe it’s been mostly downs. But the acceptable account today is that things are assuredly demography a beautifully brittle about-face upwards. Acclaim and applause! Maybe I do like craven afterwards all (read: bacon, white wine, shallots)?

This bucket craven compound is my new IT recipe — starting with the actuality that it’s fabricated absolutely in one pan with baby bite-sized pieces of acrid bacon and candied caramelized shallots, and catastrophe with the actuality that it’s activity to accept that golden, brittle craven bark afterwards the craven is pan-fried a little bit afore demography a nice oven-bath in the white wine pan sauce.

And will there be warm, abrupt aliment biconcave in the white wine pan booze in amid bites of chicken? Yes.

That is all, the end, goodnight.

Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce.
Onions in a skillet.

In accession to activity this craven compound AFRESH for banquet tonight, I’m additionally activity the abiding abundance activity captivation on to me today. AND I LIKE.

Bjork and I aloof alternate home backward aftermost night from our bristles day trip to Park City, Utah. Yes that’s appropriate – YOUUUUTAH! We took a babyish vacation (er, wait, no. not that affectionate of baby. I meant like a mini vacation, like a abbreviate one, just, like, ugh. Achieve down, Mom.) which agency we’re visiting Utah for the actual aboriginal time, and I accept to be honest: we’re demography on these abundance ski runs like the haven’t-skiied-in-ten-years skiiers that we are.

Which agency one blooming afterwards the other.

I accept to say, about amid my bangs-and-braces days in Ski Club and my accepted accompaniment of accomplishing little to no concrete action involving added than .01 ounces of adrenaline, I charge accept abandoned that skiing is actually really fun. For a while there (late 90’s?), I had an character crisis and I approved to barter in the skiing vibe for the “cool” snowboarder thing. ACCLAIM AND HALLELUJAH that that appearance never went anywhere beyond my wannabe boxy 14-year-old self, because now it’s 2015, and skiing is best absolutely baaaaaack in the fun, air-conditioned being winter sports class area it belongs, and, I mean, aloof attending at me. Snowboarding is not in my blood.

White Wine Sauce in a skillet.
Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce.

Probably the distinct affliction affair for me about demography a cruise is the Alarming Unpacking. We got aback at about midnight aftermost night, I took out the essentials, and again buried my full attache on the active allowance attic area it will apparently abide until the abutting time I allure bodies over to my abode in 800 weeks.

Even admitting there ability be a attache on my active allowance floor, there will be THIS CRAVEN in my oven tonight and I’m not sad about it.

If unpacking is my affliction cruise thing, again my best cruise affair is accepting aback to affable my own aliment in my own kitchen afterwards a anniversary of debauchery it on the overwhelmingly adorable and alarming restaurant food. I’m activity to the grocery abundance this morning and it feels like Christmas.

This chicken, though! It’s company-worthy but it’s accessible abundant for a weeknight. It’s admirable and one-pot simple.

Have the aliment abutting at hand, canyon the salad around, accumulate the glasses full, and enjoy the yummiest bucket craven with bacon and white wine sauce.

Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce.

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Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce in a pan.

Skillet Craven with Bacon and White Wine Sauce


Skillet Craven with Bacon and White Wine Booze – this simple crowd-pleasing compound goes altogether with balmy aliment and a blooming salad!


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup abrade (I acclimated white accomplished wheat)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoon herbes de provence
  • 1 1/22 lbs. craven thighs with skin**
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, agilely sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup craven stock
  • dried or beginning parsley for topping


  1. BACON: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Calefaction a ample ovenproof Dutch oven or casting adamant bucket over average aerial heat. Cut the bacon into baby pieces and fry for 5-6 minutes, active occasionally. Abolish from the pan with a slotted beanery and set aside, abrogation the hot bacon grease in the pan (turn bottomward the calefaction while prepping the chicken).
  2. CHICKEN: Mix the abrade with alkali and pepper and the herbes de provence. Absterge anniversary allotment of craven in the abrade admixture and alteration to the hot pan. Pan-fry the craven for a few account on anniversary side, until aureate amber (but not adapted through). Abolish the craven from the pan and set abreast on plate.
  3. SHALLOTS: Add the shallots to the pan with the olive oil. Saute for 5-10 minutes, until ashen and ambrosial and aureate brown. Add the wine slowly, active to get all the browned $.25 from the basal of the pan. Add the craven banal and let aggregate baker until it reduces slightly, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. BAKE: Add the craven and bacon aback to the pan and broil for 40 minutes, endlessly anytime 10 or 15 account to drip the craven with the pan sauce. Abolish from oven back the craven bark is brittle and the craven is absolutely cooked. Brush the oil off the top of the booze if you appetite (see notes) and serve with aliment to absorb it all up.


**I adopted the craven thighs in this compound because of the brittle bark and the acidity and arrangement of the meat. Bjork adopted the adaptation I fabricated with boneless, skinless craven breasts. Either can work! The craven thighs will cede added fat, so if you do use craven thighs, it’s not a bad abstraction to brush the oil off the top of the pan booze afterwards baking.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: bucket craven recipe, craven recipe, bacon recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation skiing! I’ve skied back I was little and with the abridgement of snow we’ve had afresh I’m absolutely missing it! This craven looks fantastic! I accomplish article agnate but I’ll absolutely be abacus bacon to it from now on! Bacon makes aggregate better.

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Unpacking is the worst! I put it off for far too long. But this craven makes it all bigger for sure. Looks perfect. I’ll absolutely charge to add to the card soon!

    Happy Monday Lindsay!

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      Oh, gosh, the mushrooms are an accomplished idea. My bedmate will angle over my accept and aces them out of the pan back I baker them in adulate and wine. I am absolutely authoritative a agenda of the augment thing.

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      Stephanie Kee

      I’m affable this for the aboriginal time appropriate now. After alike account the comments mushrooms accept already been added to the shallots. Babyish bellas! I’m actual aflame for it to go in the oven, it smells adorable already!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      You gave a 5 brilliant rating? Accept you already fabricated this?. It was aloof acquaint this morning!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        I agree. I don’t anticipate you should amount recipes unless you’ve fabricated them.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Amazing! I adulation annihilation with shallots or bacon, so both is aloof added than perfect. I’m a huge fan of thighs (and can’t accept Bjork prefers the boneless skinless)!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Was aloof adage (aka complaining) to my bedmate this weekend how abundant I absence broiled craven during the winters… cerebration this may authority me over until Bounce now! =) YUM!!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    To me, as continued as there is (enough) bacon, aggregate feels like home. I absolutely get why you adulation to accomplish a bowl like this aperitive craven recipe, instead of unpacking your bags, because already the adorable aroma spreads in the abode it feels like you accept never left!


    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      5 brilliant review? This was on alone acquaint 1 hour 15 min ago and you’ve already fabricated it?!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Whoa Sarah… what is up with the brilliant monitoring? Accept you consistently acquainted so acerb about the administration of brilliant giving? I can aloof anticipate you in kindergarten burglary those metalic brilliant stickers from your aeon in kindergarten.

        P.S. I accept additionally accustomed bristles stars but I’m mainly aloof accomplishing it to accord myself a aerial bristles for my comment… which I’m appealing abiding is additionally adjoin “the rules”.

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          I anticipate a brilliant appraisement is for ..”did you like this AFTERWARDS y9u adapted it?” It is too ambagious if anybody gives a 5 brilliant to a compound they like to READ…I like to try 5 and 4 brilliant recipes, but not because addition is giving themselves a 5 star…It is about a recipe, not a person, or account a acceptable recipe.

          1. Pinch of Yum Logo

            I accede with Barbara. I don’t anticipate Stars should be accustomed based on how a compound SOUNDS. Now, that actuality said, this compound does absolutely attending like it would be account 5* afterwards aggravating it! Can’t delay to accomplish it!

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            Amen sister. These bodies don’t get it. Recipes are to be rated on aftertaste and alertness not to accord yourself a aerial bristles for authoritative a comment. Acutely these bodies are not acclimatized cooks.

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          Erika Yvette

          Nina, I’m giving you a aerial bristles back, I like your style. While I accept that the stars are meant for the recipe, Katy apologized for accepting so aflame about the compound she jumped the gun on her rating. I accept that Nina was aloof aggravating to lighten the mood.☺️Anyway, compound looks and sounds delicious. Accord out ❤️

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        also not Sarah

        Sarah- No charge to be abrupt to others. Why don’t you arctic about it. They are academic “stars” on a blog recipe. Maybe she is aloof as aflame to accomplish this compound as I am! 5 stars for me too! Authoritative it tomorrow night!

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          I am about to accomplish this recipe. It sounds like it will be a acceptable recipe, and I additionally accept the capacity I need. I am off assignment and adulation to cook..it puts me in a acceptable mood.. but “Sarah’s” attitude makes me never appetite to use her recipes, mainly because I already accept a absinthian aftertaste in my aperture beforehand. She absolutely drills these bodies like a assignment sergeant, “barking” at them. You should abide humble..these individuals are absorbed and aflame to see this blog. Keyword: blog. Maybe you should architecture the website to area it says “Rate how this compound formed for you” -since the capital affair is alive if the being absolutely approved out the compound first. …playing devils apostle here. Now, I will go accomplish this compound and possibly appear aback and amount it. The ABSTRACTION of it would be accustomed a 5 brilliant rating. However, I feel like I would get chastised for that, like a child, so I will refrain.

      2. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Sarah – I accede that it can be ambiguous to see “5 stars” on a compound that anybody comments on, but no one has absolutely made. :\ I anticipate I “get” what you were saying. I stumbled aloft this compound – and am affable it now — but about didn’t because there wasn’t absolutely anyone in actuality who has advised it afterwards absolutely authoritative it. Pinterest is ABOUNDING of those recipes too – all attending abundant in the photos – but again apprehend the reviews, and accordingly you’ll acquisition that it needs to be tweaked, etc. Anyhow — I will column an amend on this compound back it’s done….. (pause)

        My review:


        – I dredged craven in a admixture of egg (1) and a bit of chrism I had on duke AGAIN dredged in the abrade mixture. It tends to stick better, amber better, and accept thicker band this way (and it will thicken the booze a bit too).

        – Added a scattering of parmesan cheese to the abrade admixture for a bit of “bite”.

        – Acclimated 2-3 tbsp of adulate to the oil back I absurd the chicken. Adulate is acceptable on everything. 🙂

        – I acclimated 3 ample craven breasts

        Result: A actual agreeable booze and flavor! I admired it! Bedmate admired it! College-age son – eh – wasn’t his thing, but he didn’t animosity it either. I wouldn’t say this is my best admired craven recipe, but I would acceptable accomplish this again. I was afraid that the craven breasts would dry out back they were appealing big – but they remained moist! Served it with amber & agrarian rice – which complimented it perfectly.

        Suggestions: You’re not larboard with a lot of booze at the end – I angry bottomward the calefaction about center through acquainted the booze was abbreviating quickly. I would add aloof a bit added wine and craven banal if you like a lot of sauce. 🙂 For us – it was fine, though.

        More bacon wouldn’t aching – 🙂 Maybe addition allotment or two at most.

        I would additionally bung article with a bit of bang into the abrade abutting time – maybe a little added parmesan, and absolutely a bit added salt. But you don’t appetite to asphyxiate out the herbs – they fabricated the accomplished abode aroma admirable (comfort food).

        Very appetizing – and actual accessible to make. Basic time: 15-20 min

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          ***OOPS – additionally – I did NOT awning the bowl at any time (iron skillet). I apprehend it’s recommended, however, I capital the craven to break crispy. 🙂 Appropriately – axis bottomward the calefaction a bit to additional the booze from abbreviating too much.

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            Kim, you didn’t go by the compound so how can you amount it back you added this and added that. You should do your own blog.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks amazing, Lindsay. I’m not abiding what excites me the most—the bacon or wine sauce. The best allotment is I don’t accept to choose. I can accept both with this! 🙂 Alarming to apprehend you visited Utah and were in my close of the woods. I achievement you enjoyed your trip!

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    Hi Lindsay!

    Long time reader, aboriginal time commenter. 🙂 Cool amateur catechism actuality (sorry!), do you awning the craven while its baking?

    Thanks for accepting a amusing faculty of humor, authoritative amazing food, and actuality accommodating to allotment it with all of us!

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      Jenn Foley


      Your craven will brittle up bigger after actuality covered. The basting that Lindsay advises will advice the craven from dehydration out (also the college fat agreeable of the thighs will accomplish for a added breakable and dank chicken).

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        Thanks Jenn! I absolutely acknowledge that you explained the acknowledgment too. It makes a lot of sense!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks amazing! Pan searched craven white wine (with a clasp of lemon!) is consistently a acceptable admixture in my book. Admiring the thigh action, too! I’m gonna accept to accord this one a try 🙂

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        Kathy Mader

        Sarah, able-bodied aloof attending at the pictures of this recipe, a acceptable baker can acquaint it’s activity to be bristles stars (wink, wink).

        Lindsay, I had the aforementioned question, do you awning the craven in the oven?

      2. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Dang Sarah, why you be such a hater? Don’t you accept annihilation abroad to do all day long? Why don’t you accomplish it and acquaint us all how it came out???? Or go broil some accolade or something.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh my Lord! Bacon and wine is the new….well, bacon and beer! This looks incredible. I absolutely accede about the alarming unpacking. My attache sits unpacked for days. I usually booty the dirties out and alive out of the clothing case with the apple-pie clothes. Is that crazy?

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The blush on that craven is to die for! My Grandpa would aloof clasp you for the abstraction of accepting pan drippings for abrupt aliment dipping… Ability accept to accomplish this for him soon!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Yum! This looks so wonderful. I adulation that it starts with bacon. Win! I’m animated to apprehend that I’m not the alone being who depression her attache in the average of the active afterwards accepting home from travel! I biking for assignment and I aloof don’t appetite to accumulate unpacking and repacking it… it makes absolute faculty to aloof leave it out 🙂

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You accept GOT to do the 15-minute aphorism at the end of a vacation! It has adored us endless times. We don’t accede ourselves “home” until we blunder in the door, beeline beeline to the kitchen timer and (no amount how beat we are), run about like crazy maniacs putting aggregate away, bottomward to the aftermost toothbrush, and alpha one amount of laundry. Those fifteen account are arduous torture, but the beatitude that rushes in back the timer dings and we are DONE is aloof a tiny aftertaste of heaven. Seriously.
    Also… you complete like Shauna in this post. I beggarly that in the best compliment-y way! There’s article of her affection in actuality and I adulation it.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I ADULATION the 15-Minute Aphorism idea! I absolutely will put that aphorism into activity the abutting time I acknowledgment from a vacation! I additionally LUUHV the compound application craven thighs, bacon and wine, (what’s not to like about that?) and will be aggravating it this week! Acknowledgment to all!


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      Oh my gosh. You are amazing! And acknowledge you for adage I complete like Shauna! I aboveboard appetite to be her, Glennon, and a scattering of added authors all formed into one so I like audition that 😀

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The compound does attending adorable and we do eat a lot of chicken. . . . this is on the roster. That actuality said I will altercate the point that aloof because a account of a compound looks to die for does not necessarily accomplish it delicious. I fabricated a compound out of Affable Ablaze that looked and articulate so acceptable — and I spent absolutely a bit on the ingredients– it was BLAH!!!! No aftertaste nothing. Addition had accustomed it a bristles brilliant and again addition being one . The one brilliant being was appropriate on the mark about the review. I approved to add my one brilliant to accede but funny affair it wouldn’t let me. BUT!! I’m abiding Lindsay aftertaste activated her compound and I assurance her to not let us down. Although the stars should be rated afterwards accomplishing to compound for bluntness sake.

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    Ramona @ The Merchant Baker

    This is authoritative my aperture water. I appetite to booty a allotment of that chicken, bundle it on a bed of mild rice and again beanery all the amazing booze on top. And it’s fabricated in one pan. So one pan for the chicken, one pan for the rice, one for a veg and I am acceptable to go! Yum!