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18.6.13

Bacon - Dijon Chicken with Mushrooms

bacon dijon chicken mushrooms

Today's chicken recipe is a delicious combination of a honey Dijon sauce, bacon, and mushrooms. And of course, it's topped with cheese. It's a super easy recipe and everyone who has tried it has loved it. 

I'm posting this before we leave to go down to Virginia for a business engagement. We'll be stopping in the Charlottesville area  - if you've never been there, it's a cute town with a lot of restaurants and a pretty lively nightlife. It seems like every time I'm there, there's a fun event happening. And their downtown always seems to have people milling about.


The sauce...

bacon dijon chicken mushrooms
bacon dijon chicken mushrooms
bacon dijon chicken mushrooms

Dijon sauce, bacon, onions, spinach and mushrooms stacked on chicken breasts...
bacon dijon chicken mushrooms
bacon dijon chicken mushrooms

Topped with cheese...
bacon dijon chicken mushrooms
bacon dijon chicken mushrooms




BACON - DIJON CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOMS
*adapted from this recipe

2 chicken breasts
Seasoned with salt and flavored pepper (Trader Joes Everyday Seasoning)

3 slices bacon

1 onion, sliced
8 oz package mushrooms, sliced
5 oz fresh spinach (optional)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c wine

1/4 c dijon mustard
1/4 c honey
2 T mayo

Mix mustard, honey and mayo in a small dish. 

1/2 cup shredded cheese (Colby, Swiss, Asiago, etc)

Preheat oven to 350F. 

Cook bacon on stovetop. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Cut in half. Reserve 2 T of bacon fat and sauté chicken breasts until fully cooked. Remove chicken breasts and add onions (add olive oil if needed). Sauté on med-high for about 5 minutes until tender. Add mushrooms and spinach to pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Then add wine. Cook until wine evaporates. Remove from heat. 

In a greased 8x8 baking dish, place chicken breasts. Top first with mustard, then bacon, and then the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top. 

Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. 



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