Creamy Bacon & Mushroom Chicken over Garlic Buttered Linguini

fresh ingredients

IN THE KIT

  • 12 oz
    chicken breast
  • 2
    strips of bacon
  • 1 oz
    flour
  • 6 oz
    linguini noodles
  • 3 oz
    mushrooms
  • 4 oz
    spinach
  • 6 oz
    chicken stock/balsamic vinegar
  • 6 oz
    heavy cream
  • 2 oz
    parsley
  • 1 oz
    garlic butter

Not Included

Salt & pepper

Olive oil 

 

Kitchen Items Needed

Large non stick skillet

Medium pot with lid 

Colander/strainer

Tongs

Plate 

cook along

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Bring a pot of water to boil;

Cut the bacon into small pieces; 

Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise for 4 thinner pieces;

Season chicken with salt, pepper, dredge in flour;

Remove stems, thinly slice mushroom caps;

Remove leaves from stem, roughly chop parsley.

1Cook Pasta

Add pasta to boiling water with a pinch of salt. Cook 8-10 minutes until al dente. Strain, put back in pot & toss with garlic butter. Cover with lid to keep warm.

2Prepare Bacon

Heat a large skillet over medium high. Add bacon & fry it over medium-high heat until crispy. Take out of the pan, set it aside on a plate. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the pan.

3Cook Chicken

Cook the chicken in the same skillet for 4-5 minutes/side until golden, it out of the pan & put on same plate as bacon.

4Cook Mushrooms

Add olive oil to same skillet & heat on medium. Add mushrooms, cooking until the water has cooked out and they get a nice sear (about 6-8 minutes). Turn down heat as needed. 

Take the mushrooms out of the pan, set on same plate as chicken/bacon.

5Make Sauce

In the same skillet, stir in the chicken stock/balsamic vinegar, & scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Let it bubble until the liquid reduces by half (about 2 minutes or so).

6Finish the Dish

Stir in the cream, & then add the chicken, bacon, & mushrooms back to the pan. Cook it for 5 minutes or so until the sauce thickens & the chicken cooks through. Stir in the spinach, & cook for another minute or two until it's wilted.