Saturday, January 26, 2013

Creamy Chicken and Bacon

Like Bacon?
Like Chicken?
Like Pasta?
You get them all in this dish!
Okay, so it may not be the healthiest dish ever,
But it's a great winter warm up kind of meal.
Cut the bacon into little pieces.
Then fry it until it's good and crispy.
Remove the bacon from the pan.
Drain most of the grease.
Save a little if you want a little extra kick of bacon flavor. 
Fry the chicken in the bacon grease or
Olive Oil.
Turn once so both sides get a little browned.
Mmmmm. Bacon!
Sour Cream and Cream of Chicken Soup
While chicken is browning,
Mix the Sour Cream and Soup.
Add Some Milk.
Mix some more.
Add the Bacon.
Add Mushrooms if desired.
Stir gently to mix.
Add the soup mixture to the chicken.
Cover the Pan
Cook on medium low until chicken is cooked and
Sauce is heated through.
This takes around 30 minutes.
Proper temperature for chicken is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
While chicken is cooking,
Prepare a pound of pasta.
We used spaghetti,
But any pasta will do.
After mixture is heated through
And chicken is thoroughly cooked,
Add 2 cups of grated cheese to the pan.
We used an Italian blend.
Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes to melt cheese.
Add a little more milk if sauce needs thinned.
Put pasta on a plate.
Add a chicken breast
And sauce to taste.
Season as desired.
Here's the Recipe:
1/2 Pound Bacon
4 - 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
8 oz. Sour Cream
1 Can (10.5 oz.) Cream of Chicken Soup
4-6 Ounces Milk
4 - 8 oz. Sliced Mushrooms
2 Cups Shredded Cheese
Cut bacon into small pieces. 
Fry until crisp.
Remove bacon from pan and drain.
Reserve 2 T. bacon grease in pan.
Discard remaining bacon grease.
Add chicken breasts to bacon grease.
Cook on medium until lightly browned.
Turn chicken.
Cook to brown other side.
Meanwhile, mix sour cream, soup and milk together.
Add bacon and mushrooms and gently stir.
When chicken is browned on both sides,
Add soup mixture to pan.
Cover and cook about 30 minutes on medium low.
While chicken cooks, Prepare Pasta.
When chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit or more,
The sauce should be heated through.
Add shredded cheese.
Cover and cook another 5 minutes.
Dish pasta onto individual plates.
Top with chicken then sauce.
Season as desired.
This can be skinnied up by using reduced fat sour cream and soup.
Shredded cheese can be reduced, and you can use less bacon too.
If this sounds good to you,
I hope you'll give the recipe a try.
Then let me know what you think.
What special twists did you add to make it great?
Thanks for reading!!

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