2009-01-17

Recipe (not for the faint of heart)

While visiting Jay's blog the other day, I made reference to my recipe for Chicken with bacon gravy. It is fattening as hell, but oh so tasty! I thought about making it (and I still might) then I thought that at least I could post the recipe. I then had a blogger that reads the Cynical Bastard drop in looking for the recipe, so here it is Fiwa:

CHICKEN WITH BACON

1/3 c All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Thyme

2 large chicken breasts, halved
8 slices bacon

GRAVY

2 Tbsp Reserved flour mixture
2 x 1/5 oz chicken bouillon cubes
1.5 cups boiling water

Mix flour, salt, pepper & thyme together in paper or plastic bag.

Add two chicken pieces at a time. Shake to coat. Save flour that is left.

Put bacon in frying pan with floured chicken. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Turn and cook 30 minutes more until tender. Put cover askew on pan, not on tightly, while cooking. Transfer chicken to platter. Keep warm while making gravy. Serves 4.

GRAVY: Add reserved flour mixture to very crisp bacon in frying pan. Stir until white colour disappears. Add a bit of butter of margarine if necessary.

Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water. Stir into bacon-flour mixture until it boils and thickens. Loosen any bits on bottom of pan. Makes 3 cups crunchy gravy.

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Now, I like my bacon crisp, not burnt and I use skinless boneless breasts, so I tend to cook the bacon, set it aside, then cook the chicken in the same pan. That also allows the bacon to cool enough that you can break it up to pieces without burning your fingers, when you put it back in the pan to make the gravy part. I suppose, if you wanted to cut calories, you could use a separate pan and not use the bacon grease for the gravy, use Pam or whatnot, but it kind of defeats the purpose. Those that are watching their weight, will have to decide for themselves, or they can just put in some more time at the gym or whatever it is that skinny people do ;)

Have a good day all!

5 comments:

David Cranmer said...

My wife is printing out this recipe and we can't wait to try it (when we're finally back home and have a kitchen again!)

fiwa said...

Thanks so much! That looks really yummy. Hey, we all need a little extra fat when it's winter and so cold, right?

Anyone who has recipes like that up her sleeve is OK in my book - I won't be a one time stop by girl.

And thanks for the tip about the bacon - I was thinking the same thing. I'm going to make it later this week - I'll let you know how it turns out.

fiwa

Reb said...

David, I hope you have a kitchen soon, so you can try it.

Fiwa, you're welcome. It is really good and you're right about needing the extra fat in winter ;)

kcinnova said...

Dh cooked up a package of bacon this morning. Now it's all gone, so I can't make this.
Would you make some for me? I'll bring the rest of the meal!! ;)

Reb said...

Kcinnova, I'd love to, dinner at 19.00?