This recipe came together when I realized I had a pack of bacon and a flat of mushrooms that needed to be used. It sounded like a winning combo - and although it's not the healthiest meal, it uses just a few simple ingredients!
Bacon + mushroom sauce slathered over chicken thighs
BACON + MUSHROOM SLATHERED CHICKEN THIGHS
Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
chicken thighs (4-6 thighs)
cooking oil (2 tbsp+)
salt + pepper, and/or seasonings of choice (to taste)
mushrooms (1 c)
onion (1 small or 1 c)
bacon (6 slices)
heavy cream (1 c)
garlic, minced (1 tbsp)
-Turn on oven or grill to 350F and let it preheat.
I used the Traeger Grill to cook the chicken.
-Salt + pepper/season chicken thighs and brown in a frying pan, if baking. Otherwise you may skip this step if cooking on a grill.
I suggest this step if baking to get the crispy finish to the chicken.
-Once the oven/grill is to temp, put chicken thighs in to cook for ~20 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165F.
-While chicken is cooking, you can cook the sauce.
-Start by frying the bacon in a pan til cooked, then carefully remove the strips and blot with paper towel on a plate when done.
-Using the same skillet with some of the bacon grease, or a fresh pan with a little cooking oil (your own preference), add the chopped mushrooms, onions and garlic to cook over medium heat.
-Once cool, chop the cooked bacon into bits and add back into the frying pan.
-When the mushrooms and onion have caramelized, pour in heavy cream and season to taste.
I added 1/4 tsp of salt and fresh thyme.
-Keep the sauce warm on low heat until the chicken thighs are ready.
-Once the chicken is cooked, add to the skillet and smother sauce on top.
The sauce also tasted really good over a side of green beans!