ONE POT CHICKEN & MUSHROOM PASTA

Who doesn’t love a one pot wonder? While grocery shopping this past weekend, I quickly put this recipe together. Comfort food was what I wanted. Something homey, creamy and fabulous all in one pot. I mean come on! Who wants to dirty unnecessary dishes?? Definitely not me. I don’t even like washing the dishes once I’m done cooking or baking! After some thought, I put my vision into action and made it for my family for our weekly Sunday dinner. They were happy (as usual) 😉 It’s pretty much chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce topped with peas and of course, crispy bacon. Need I say more?

One Pot Chicken & Mushroom

ONE POT CHICKEN & MUSHROOM PASTA

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 45 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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INGREDIENTS:


  • 4 strips of bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 6 chicken thighs, skin off
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 10 medium mushrooms (halved if large)
  • 3 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • ½ cup of heavy cream (33%)
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • ½ tsp of parsley
  • ¼ tsp of mint
  • 4 cups of egg noodles
  • ½ cup of peas

DIRECTIONS:


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon until just crisp. Remove bacon and set aside
  2. Remove any access oil from the pot. Add in 2 tbsp of butter and cook chicken (sprinkled with salt & pepper) until just cooked, flipping once. Chicken will finish cooking with the pasta. Set aside.
  3. Add the remaining tbsp of butter. Add in the garlic, mushrooms and shallots. Cook until liquid from mushrooms has evaporated.
  4. Add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, oregano, parsley, mint and salt & pepper.
  5. Add in the chicken and bring to a boil until sauce has thickened. Add in the egg noodles and simmer until cooked.
  6. Add in cooked bacon and peas. Serve with garlic bread and Enjoy 🙂

AVOCADO AND TURKEY BACON SALAD

This avocado and bacon salad tastes absolutely amazing!! It’s perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day especially a lazy Sunday 🙂 To make this salad, I took some cooked elbow macaroni pasta (drizzled with olive oil), grilled turkey bacon (chopped) and ripe avocados, salt & pepper and combined them in a small bowl. I then made my special lemon thyme dressing! The lemon thyme dressing consisted of mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh thyme, sugar, salt & pepper. I combined these ingredients in my magic bullet, added olive oil & water and add the dressing to the small bowl. One great tip to keep in mind is to also add the avocado seed to the salad as well. I’ve found that by keeping the seed in with the mixture, it keeps the avocados from going brown!!

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GRILLED CHICKEN BURGERS

Chicken Burgers!

These yummy chicken burgers contain ground chicken, chopped turkey bacon, eggs, chopped mushrooms, shallots, green onions, garlic, panko, oregano, tarragon, parsley, salt, pepper, fresh romano and asiago cheese, sriracha sauce and of course worcestershire sauce! Top these burgers with some grilled turkey bacon, melted gouda cheese, fresh lettuce, onions and tomatoes with a fresh toasted bun and you are in for a treat!

GRILLED CHICKEN BURGERS

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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INGREDIENTS:


Chicken Burger
– 1 package of ground chicken
– 10 slices of turkey bacon (finely chopped)
– 1 egg
– 3 mushrooms (finely chopped)
– 1 shallot (finely chopped)
– 1 bunch of green onions (finely chopped)
– 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
– ½ cup of panko
– 1 tbsp of dried oregano
– 1 tbsp of dried tarragon
– 2 tbsp of dried parsley
– 3 tbsp of romano cheese
– 3 tbsp of asiago cheese
– 3 tbsp of sriracha sauce
– 1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce

TOPPINGS
– fresh toasted buns
– grilled turkey bacon slices
– sliced gouda cheese
– fresh lettuce, onions and tomatoes

DIRECTIONS:


1) In a medium bowl, combine all of the chicken burger ingredients. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
2) Form desired size burgers and place onto the grill/ fry pan.
3) Grill for 8-10 minutes on each side
4) Add the gouda cheese on top of the burgers and let the cheese melt
5) Assemble the burger on top of the grilled bun and add desired topping and enjoy!