Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, and Mushrooms is a hearty and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken breasts with a creamy and savory spinach, bacon, and mushroom sauce. Here’s a recipe to make this delicious meal:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the chopped bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside, leaving the bacon drippings in the skillet.
- Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet with the bacon drippings. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms are browned and tender.
- Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional 1 minute.
- Gradually add the fresh spinach leaves to the skillet, stirring until wilted.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the heavy cream. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted and combined. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
- Return the cooked bacon to the skillet and stir to incorporate.
- Place the cooked chicken breasts back into the skillet, nestling them into the creamed spinach, bacon, and mushroom sauce.
- Simmer the chicken in the sauce for a few minutes until heated through and the flavors meld together.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
- Serve the smothered chicken with creamed spinach, bacon, and mushrooms hot, accompanied by your favorite side dishes such as rice, mashed potatoes, or roasted vegetables.