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Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

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Chicken With Bacon and Cheese

Chicken With Bacon & Cheese

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
This easy chicken recipe is made with thinned chicken breasts, mozzarella cheese, and bacon slices. Use sliced mozzarella or shredded, or use a mozzarella and Cheddar blend.

Precooked bacon works well in this dish and makes preparation even faster. This is delicious with hot cooked rice or pasta with a tossed salad on the side.

If you don't have a broiler-safe skillet, transfer the chicken and mushrooms to a baking dish or pan before broiling.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to thin, or use thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, or more chicken broth
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked but not crisp, sliced in half crosswise
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese or about 1/2 to 1 cup shredded

Preparation:

Put chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound to an even thickness, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper and dust lightly with the flour.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Cook chicken in butter for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side, until tender and cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet and sauté the sliced mushrooms until tender. Add the 1/2 cup of chicken broth and wine (or more chicken broth) to the skillet and scrape up browned bits; simmer, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet and top each with 2 pieces of bacon. Spoon some of the mushrooms over the chicken pieces.

Top each chicken breast with a slice of cheese or shredded cheese. Place chicken breasts under a hot broiler about 6 to 8 ounces from the heat until cheese is melted. Serve with hot buttered pasta or rice.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Was served this recipe via a dinner invitation, Member Kateydid50

We were invited to dine with friends last weekend where the hostess served this absolutely wonderful chicken dish. I asked for her recipe and she said she got it from Southern Food. As soon as I returned home I registered and found this recipe. I think it will be a staple at our house. The chicken was tender and moist and the mushroom sauce and mozzerella cheese kicked it up several notches. She served it with a mustard sweet and sour sauce for those who chose to use it, I used a combination of the mushroom and sweet/sour sauce on my wild rice side dish and it was to die for.

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