Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Week 39: Smothered Chicken

The Recipe

2 chicken breasts, cut into halves
8 pieces of bacon
200-250g mushrooms, sliced thinly
1 small onion, sliced thinly (optional)
1dl shredded cheddar
1dl shredded mozzerella

For the marinade:
1/2 dl honey
1/2 dl dijon mustard
1tsp oil
1/2tsp lemon juice
Salt, pepper, paprika

Prepare ahead of time: Mix the ingredients for the marinade together in a small bowl. Use an electric whisk and whisk for ~30 seconds to get the mustard and honey fully mixed. Pour 2/3 of the marinade over the chicken, cover and leave to marinade in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Reserve the rest of the marinade and keep chilled.

Preheat oven to 200C.

In a pan cook bacon until desired crispness. Remove from pan, but leave juices behind. Add mushroom and onion (if used) and cook until soft. Remove from pan. Add chicken and sear for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to ovenproof dish and cover with 2 slices of bacon each. Pour mushroom/onions on top and cover with cheese. Drizzle with a bit of the marinade.

Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is done.

Serve with baked potatoes and a salad and the reserved marinade on the side.

The Verdict
REALLY good! I'd ended up leaving the chicken to cook for a bit too long, so it was kinda dry, but the taste could not be beat! Very yummy and definitely something I'm going to make again!

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