Creamy Mushroom-Bacon Chicken Simmer

This luxurious chicken simmer feels special but is easy enough for the busiest weeknight. Bone-in chicken thighs crisp up in a skillet and then get tucked under a blanket of mushroom and bacon gravy. We love this with rice or mashed potatoes to soak up all the delicious sauce. 

Products you'll need:

CAMPBELL'S® Condensed Cream of Bacon Soup

CAMPBELL'S® Condensed Cream of Bacon Soup

VIEW FULL PRODUCT INFORMATION (opens a new window) Buy Now


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 3 cups (750 mL) sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can CAMPBELL'S® Condensed Cream of Bacon Soup
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme 
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley


  1. Season the chicken as desired. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Turn the chicken over. Cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside. 
  2. Add the mushrooms and garlic to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until beginning to soften, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the soup, milk and thyme; return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the skillet. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently over medium-low heat, spooning sauce over chicken occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Transfer chicken to platter. 
  3. Stir the lemon juice and parsley into sauce; spoon over the chicken

Recipe tips

  • Serve over rice, noodles or the potatoes of your choice and a side of green vegetables, such as steamed broccoli. 
  • You can also do this with bone-in chicken breasts or thighs, or bone-in pork chops. You will need to increase the milk to 1-1/2 cups and lengthen the simmering time by an extra 10 minutes to cook the meat through.

Ratings & Reviews

  • Kathy M.

    December 7, 2018

    Good but ...

    I would only add 1./2 cup milk next time- sauce was too thin.

    Was this helpful?

    (0) (0)

Your Rating:



  • Do not include any personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, telephone number, etc. If you do provide this info publicly, you grant Campbell permission to use it as such
  • Be mindful of the community; avoid posting offensive comments
  • If you have a question or feedback on Campbell’s products, please contact our customer care team here instead.

By submitting, I agree to the terms and conditions.

Thank you for your review!

Please note that your review might take up to 72 hours to appear following submission.

We will let you know when it’s posted by sending you an email.

show less reviews read more reviews


Amount Per Serving
Calories 190
Fat 10 g
Sodium 410 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Protein 18 g
Calcium 6 %DV

My Notes

Save Now Cancel × {{note_response}}
Edit Delete ×

My Notes

To add notes to this recipe, simply


Sign up for Meal-Mail® to get inspiring recipe
ideas delivered straight to your inbox