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Friday, April 03, 2015

Cheesy Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach and Bacon

This recipe sounded appetizing to me - but since I am kinda low carbing I changed it up a bit.

I left out the rolls and bacon ( just because I didn't have any) and I also cooked all the mushrooms in the sauce. Put some torn up spinach leaves on the plate, topped it with hot sliced chicken breast (which kinda cooked/wilted the spinach) and topped it with the creamy mushroom cheese sauce.

You could probably use other veggies - like red/green pepper strips instead of mushrooms - or whatever - or leave out the veggies altogether ....

The recipe comes from Kitchen Sanctuary, slightly modified.

  • 4 brioche /burger rolls 
  • 2tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 8 medium mushrooms
  • good pinch of salt and pepper
  • 6 rashers of bacon, cut in half widthways
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or grated
  • 6tbsp double (full fat) cream
  • 100g/1 cup strong/sharp or not sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach leaves (about 25g)
  • 2 large, well seasoned, roasted chicken breasts, sliced (skin left on) - I like to roast a whole chicken and use the breasts for this, and then the rest of the meat for soup 
  1. Place two frying pans on a medium-to-high heat. Place 1.5tbsp oil in one.
  2. Once the oil is hot, place the sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper in the pan with oil in, and the  bacon in the other pan. Cook both the mushrooms and the bacon until dark and crispy.
  3. Place the bacon and half of the mushrooms on a warm plate.
  4. Cut your brioche rolls in half and lightly toast the insides under the grill. When toasted, place the rolls cut-side-down in the bacon pan, and allow the rolls to cook a little more in the leftover bacon fat. Take out once the rolls are darker brown and the fat has been absorbed. Place the rolls on plates.
  5. Add the garlic to the remaining mushrooms and cook on a low heat for a minute, then add in the cream and cheese and let the cheese melt.
  6. Divide the spinach between the 4 burger rolls, then top with the fried mushrooms and sliced chicken. Spoon the cheesy mushroom sauce over the chicken and then top with the crispy bacon. Place the top of the burger roll on top and serve.