Tasty indulgent and definitely comfort food, this chicken in a creamy bacon and mushroom sauce is perfect if you love creamy chicken sauces!
At the moment I'm trying to make quick and easy meals and that is why this chicken dish appealed. After all, who doesn't love easy time saving recipes that are perfect for weeknights?
Now before you start telling me that this recipe is not my usual spicy style then let me tell you something. Sometimes, just sometimes I have a craving for rich creamy sauces and this chicken in a creamy bacon and mushroom sauce definitely satisfied those cravings! I definitely like to eat healthily most of the time but I do allow myself a little indulgence too!
Trust me, this chicken with creamy bacon and mushrooms is so good! The bacon flavours the chicken and keeps it moist as it is cooking. The chicken juices as well as the extra bacon pieces mean the sauce is also deliciously flavoured with bacon. It's the kind of meal you could make for a special occasion as well as a simple midweek meal! It is a very easy and tasty dish with almost no preparation. The oven does most of the work and the sauce is a breeze to make at the end.
How do you make this creamy chicken recipe?
This recipe couldn't be easier to prepare. I simply lightly oil a baking tray and place the chicken breasts onto it. I put a piece of bacon on top of each chicken breast. Then I put the mushrooms and more pieces of bacon around the chicken before baking it in the oven.
How do you make the creamy bacon and mushroom sauce?
When the chicken is ready, I take it out of the oven and put the bacon pieces, mushrooms and juices from the chicken into a small saucepan. I add some cream and stock and heat it through. To thicken it, I add a little cornflour mixed with water. All the flavour comes from the mushrooms and bacon. I just add a little back pepper. You can add salt too but I find the saltiness of the bacon means I don't need to.
Can you adapt this creamy chicken bacon and mushroom recipe?
If you want to make the sauce a little healthier then you can use less cream. Just a couple of tablespoons of double cream are enough to give a lovely creamy taste and texture. Use a little more stock in place of the cream. You can also replace the double cream with single cream or creme fraiche.
A great way to use up leftover cream
As I said earlier, I don't often use cream in savoury recipes. The reason I created this recipe in the first place was because I had a little leftover cream after making chocolate pots. I hate to waste things and a creamy savoury sauce was the ideal recipe to use it in. Another great creamy sauce recipe is my lemon and parsley sauce for fish recipe, which could also be served with chicken.
Recipe for Chicken in a Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Sauce
Chicken in Creamy Bacon Mushroom Sauce
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 strips bacon
- 80 g mushrooms
- 100 ml chicken stock
- 50 ml double cream
- 1 tsp cornflour
- Pinch black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200°c
- Oil an ovenproof dish. Lay the chicken breasts in the dish. Cover each one with a rasher of bacon.
- Cut the other rasher up and put the pieces around the chicken. Chop the mushrooms in half and also place around the chicken. Peel the garlic cloves but leave whole and place between the chicken breasts. Put in the oven for 30 minutes .
- Take out of the oven. Remove the chicken but keep it warm. Add the cream and stock to the pan juices and heat through.
- Mix the cornflour with a little cold water and stir in to thicken the sauce.
- Season with a little black pepper.
- Serve with vegetables and potatoes.
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Do let me know if you make this creamy bacon and mushroom sauce with chicken. I love to get feedback from readers.