Chicken with Bacon/Mushroom Sauce
This is creamy and delicious. I was going to make mashed potatoes, but I changed my mind and made rice for the sauce over top....Mmmmmm
1 Tbspeach or butter and oil
4 slicethick applewood bacon, cut in small pieces
4 to 6 largechicken pieces, i use skinless any kind good
1 tspseasoned salt
1/2 tsppowdered milk per piece of chicken (in this recipe i used 3 teaspoons)
1 1/2 ccremini mushrooms, chopped
3 Tbspcorn syrup, light
3 cdry white wine
1 cheavy cream or 1/2 & 1/2
3 Tbspflat leaf parsley , chopped
How to Make Chicken with Bacon/Mushroom Sauce
- Melt butter and oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Remover and put on paper towel.
Save the bacon drippings.
- Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper towels. Combine salt,pepper,nutmeg and powdered milk.* Season chicken pieces with this mixture. Return skillet to medium high heat until lightly smoking. Add prepared chicken pieces. Cook until golden brown on both sides, turning once, about 8 minutes total. Remove pan from heat and put chicken on a large plate.
- Remove all but 2 Tablespoons of grease from the pan. Add onions and mushrooms and cook on low heat until most of the liquid has evaporated and onions have started to soften, about 3 minutes, season with salt. Add the wine and corn syrup, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon.
- Return chicken to the skillet and cover. Lower heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes.
Move chicken pieces to a large platter. Turn heat to medium high under the skillet and cook the sauce for about 2 minutes to thicken. Stir in the cream, bacon and parsley, stir and cook 1 minute. Pour over chicken. Serve family-style, with warm crusty bread, buttered rice with chopped parsley or noodles..Mmmm. this was so good!
The powdered milk helps the chicken brown and keep the sauce on the chicken,as does the corn syrup.