Chicken with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus.

Recipe for Chicken with Mushrooms, Bacon, and AsparagusChicken with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus - served with multicolored fingerling potatoes.

The mushroom-bacon-and-asparagus gravy is the real star of this show. In this rendition, it’s served over chicken thighs, cooked golden brown. But you could just as easily enjoy it over mashed potatoes or pasta. 

Bonus tip: Heat the leftovers to enjoy on toast or inside an omelet. 

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

Four to six chicken thighs with the fat trimmed

3 slices bacon, chopped

1 quarter of a red onion, chopped

3 large cloves of garlic, chopped fine

2 Portobello mushrooms, halved and sliced thin.

1 bunch of asparagus, cleaned and chopped into inch-long pieces.

½ ounce dried Porcini mushrooms

1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

1 Tbsp flour

1 cup white wine

3 sprigs fresh rosemary, removed from stems and chopped

½ tsp dried marjoram

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Salt

Pepper

Olive oil or peanut oil

Instructions on how make Chicken with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus.

Step 1: Season the chicken with salt and pepper. 

Fried chicken for the recipe for Chicken with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus

In a cast iron pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. When the oil just begins to smoke, add the chicken to the pan. Cook for five minutes. Turn and cook for five minutes on the other side. Remove from heat and let rest. 

Step 2: In a small bowl, heat the cup of broth in the microwave for 2 minutes. 

Add the dried porcinis to the hot liquid and set aside. 

Step 3: Return the cast iron pan to medium heat. 

Add the bacon, onion, and garlic. Cook until the bacon begins to crisp around the edges, around three to five minutes. 

Step 4: Add the portobello mushrooms to the pan. 

Portobello mushrooms for Recipe for Chicken with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus

Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, rosemary, marjoram, and cayenne.

Step 5: Add the asparagus to the pan and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. 

Step 6: Sprinkle the flour over the mixture in the pan. 

Stir constantly for 1 minute. Then add the wine. Continue stirring while the liquid reduces, about 2 minutes. Add the porcinis and broth.

Continue stirring for another 2 minutes. Turn the heat down to a simmer and continue cooking and stirring until the mixture thickens. 

Step 7: Slice the chicken thighs on a bias. 

Chicken with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus served on a plate

Arrange on a plate and top with the mushrooms and asparagus. 

Makes 4 to 6 servings


Nutrition per 1 serving – 1 chicken thigh plus 1 cup mushroom sauce

Calories: 227

Fat: 13.2g

Cholesterol: 167mg

Sodium: 412mg

Carbohydrates: 7g

Fiber: 1.9g

Sugar: 8.4g

Protein: 19.4


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