Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chicken with Mushrooms and Bacon

    I always do more cooking when I’m at home, you know…because I have a kitchen here.  A few days ago we decided to make a recipe that has been floating around our recipe box for a long time (that we’ve never even made) – chicken with mushrooms and bacon.  I love mushrooms and bacon, so right away I knew this was going to be perfect.
    So, without further ado…

You will need
    4 bacon slices cute into 1 in. pieces (we used 6)
    2 1/2 cups chopped onions
    1/2 lbs. mushrooms, thickly sliced (we used a whole pound)
    2 large garlic cloves, chopped
    1 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces (we used a few chicken breasts)
    1 c. dry red wine
    1 c. low-salt chicken broth
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    1 tsp. dried basil
    1 tsp. Italian seasoning

(Note: the recipe says to cook this in a Dutch oven; we just used a really big pan with tallish sides.)

1.  Cook bacon over medium-high heat until almost crisp.  Using a slotted spoon transfer the bacon to paper towels.
2.  Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic to the drippings in the pan.  Sauté until onions are tender and golden.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to bowl.
3.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  Add to pot; sauté until brown.
4.  Return bacon and vegetables to pot, and add remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and summer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.


5.   Using a large spoon, skim fat from the top of the sauce and serve.  (Note: we served ours over pasta – wow!)

    This was not a hard recipe at all!  I especially liked that it didn’t feel heavy; I guess because the sauce wasn’t creamy or tomatoey.  I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!  Happy cooking!



Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

This is making my mouth water!! Looks super yummy Allyson!

Allyson said...

Oh it was! Thanks for stopping by!

Megan said...

Oh yum! This looks amazing. I love mushrooms.

Julie said...

This looks delicious! I want to make this, it's on my list... thanks for sharing : ) I've recently gotten into cooking and love finding new recipes. Can't wait to read more!


Allyson said...

I do too! So good!

Allyson said...

Thanks for stopping by! It was aaamazing!

Leah Bud said...

Yumm!! That sounds delicious.

Allyson said...

Oh it was! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Yummmmm! Yes Please!! I love everything about this recipe. Im sad I didnt see it for last weeks menu.. but Ill try it this week :) Check menu monday for it!

I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now.. oh and enter my week of giveaways too! You can win some awesome stuff :)

Allyson said...

I hope you LOVE it! Thanks for letting me know about the linky; I'll be sure to stop by!

Jacqueline said...

This looks really good, my guy would love it more because of the mushrooms!

Allyson said...

Thanks! It was so good!