Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bacon Mushroom Honey Dijon Chicken


Years ago, I used to get these Taste of Home recipe magazines, they're full of home cook's recipes. One issue had a recipe very very similar to this is and I just loved it. I've misplaced that magazine (some moves later), so I searched for it online and found this honey dijon version. I know it didn't have a marinade to it, but I decided to give this recipe a go. I changed it up a little to what I remember, and it was just as delicious.

Bacon Mushroom Honey Dijon Chicken
adapted slightly from Taste of Home

1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Dash paprika
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
8 bacon strips, cut and cooked
2 TBL sliced green onions

In a small bowl, combine the mustard, honey, 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and lemon juice. Pour  into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours.

Drain and discard marinade from chicken. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in remaining oil on all sides. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Remove and set aside.

In the same skillet, saute mushrooms with cooked bacon until tender. Remove to set aside. Add chicken breasts to skillet, top with mushroom and bacon then cheeses and green onions.
Cook over low heat, covered for 15-20 minutes until juices run clear.

Mmm, cooked mushrooms in bacon love./ Assembly of loaded up chicken.



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21 Comments:

Nichol said...

Rachelle this sounds and looks amazing!

Keli said...

I am bookmarking this!! I have all the ingredients and this looks amamzing.

I'd love for you to come share at What's Cooking Thursdays! A linkup for you to share your recipes.

http://savingthosedollars.blogspot.com/2011/05/whats-cooking-thursdays-chicken-pot-pie.html

Jennifer said...

I'm making this tonight. I love the honey dijon twist!

Nicole said...

Rachelle, I made this tonight and it was a HUGE hit! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jennie said...

I came via Pinterest, from the mini taquito recipe and I've been surfing your site for about a half hour! So many delicious, doable recipes, this is my new favorite food blog!

Christy said...

Made this tonight. Found it on Pinterest. Delicious!

Rachel said...

Made this tonight. Quite possibly one of my favorite recipes. I used pepper jack instead. Loved it!!!

cziggy said...

Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Lindsey and Joe said...

do you think substituting olive oil for canola oil would make a big difference? Thanks!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

@Lindsey & Joe,
Sure you can use olive oil instead. Won't hurt a thing. =)

Unknown said...

We had this tonight for supper. My dad kept saying "It looks like something you would get at Carraba's" :) My only suggestion would be to use less cheese. We probably had more than 1/3 cup of cheese left and there was plenty on the chicken/mushroom/bacon mixture. That being said, it was by far the best chicken dish we've had in a long time.

Jill Zamojcin said...

The chicken was very juicy. I used turkey bacon and went lighter on the cheese and it was pretty good.

Of Babies and Bulldogs said...

I pinned this a while ago and just made it tonight! Delicious! We might try it on the grill next time!

Heather said...

This recipe looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. I am linking to your recipe on my blog's "favorite finds" today.

Erin said...

Made this tonight for dinner and it was really good! I added some chicken broth for the final cooking. Thanks for the recipe. A keeper.

Chelsea Harstad said...

I am not a cooker, but this recipe is so easy, and it is super delicious!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Rebekah Hills said...

We just made this and it was FANTASTIC! :) Great recipe - thanks for sharing!!

carterpaugustine said...

Do you think you could have the chicken in the Dijon/honey mixture for more than 2 hours or would that mess things up? Wondering if I can do that part in the morning...thanks so much!!!

Rachelle said...

carterpaugustine, I think that would be ok. :)

L Williamson said...

What do you serve with this? Thanks.

Rachelle said...

Hi L Williamson,
I think any sort of side dish would be great along with a small salad. Potatoes, rice, quinoa, veggie bake....

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