Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken Recipe (Keto diet friendly)

Both my husband and best friend told me that this was the best slow cooker dinner ever! My husband is doing a ketogenic diet and it’s really hard to find meals to make. I came across this recipe from and thought it sounded delicious. Anything with bacon sounds good, right?

The only change I made was I used two packages of skinless, boneless chicken thighs, instead of chicken breasts. I was a little skeptical about not adding broth but once this dish was done cooking it was extremely juicy and moist. I made a side dish of green beans and avocado.

2 packages of skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Package of bacon (around 12 slices)
2 tablespoons of thyme
1 tablespoon of oregano
1 tablespoon rosemary
2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 – Put chicken in slow cooker and layer bacon on top.

2 – Add spices
3 – Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 – Cook on low for 8 hours.
5 – Around the 7 hour mark (or at the very end), take two forks and shred the chicken and bacon. It should shred very easily at this point.
6 – Serve with a slotted spoon to drain the oil and enjoy!

My husband eats this by itself, but if you are not avoiding carbs, this would be delicious on a pretzel bun. Serve with a salad or veggies and you have yourself a very easy dinner. I love these 8 hour recipes that cook while I’m at work. The leftovers are delicious too.

I’d love for you to share your favorite slow cooker recipes in the comments below!

    6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken Recipe (Keto diet friendly)

    1. Hmm… Glad you tried it first – I'm suspicious of the no liquids too! Maybe we'll give this one a shot. Tonight our crock pot is full of chicken and dumplings 😀

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