Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken & Bacon

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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken & Bacon is packed full of flavour for an easy, weeknight dinner the whole family will love!

Recipe by: cafedelites.com

Servings: 6 people

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CHICKEN:
6 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin-on or off)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

FOR THE CREAM SAUCE:
4 cloves garlic crushed
7 ounces (200 g) diced bacon
14 ounces (400 g) sliced brown mushrooms (Cremini)
1 cup heavy cream (OR half and half)*
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste
Salt, only if needed to your taste
Extra chopped fresh parsley to garnish
Fresh shaved or grated parmesan to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

BAKED CHICKEN THIGHS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Arrange chicken on a plate. Combine together the olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a jug. Rub the oil mixture over the chicken to completely coat.
  3. Heat a large oevn proof pan or skillet over medium high heat. Sear the chicken, skin-side down first, until skin is crisp and golden brown. Rotate and sear the other side (about 2-3 minutes per side).
  4. Transfer to oven and roast until completely cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Once chicken is done, remove from skillet; set aside. Pour out HALF of the chicken juices left in the pan.

SAUCE

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