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Bacon Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Bacon Mushroom Chicken Recipe

“My brother told me this was the best chicken he had ever tasted,” writes Kara Cook from Elk Ridge, Utah, “and it’s one of my very favorites, too. “Not only is it easy to prepare, but it also looks elegant, tastes spectacular, and never fails to bring raves when I serve it to guests.” TIP: Try using any leftover mozzarella cheese to dress up salads, sprinkle on cups of hot chili or make mini pizzas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 bacon strips, halved
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; set aside. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle both sides with seasoned salt. Brown in bacon drippings. Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, mayonnaise, corn syrup and onion; spread 1/4 cup over chicken. Top with bacon and mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with remaining honey mixture. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 586 calories, 27g fat (9g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 956mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0 fiber), 42g protein.

Reviews for Bacon Mushroom Chicken

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kristinekania User ID: 3565901 232157
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"A favorite with the kids and adults around here. dinner is ready in less than an hour."

msu4two User ID: 3762709 218843
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Has anyone tried this with cheddar cheese? That's what I have on hand, wondered if it might give it a good flavor. Sounds like a great recipe, can't wait to try this!"

hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 147350
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014


lena02 User ID: 3223566 138692
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013


JanCH User ID: 6677345 69276
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013


bgrimes User ID: 3576107 138688
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"Really luv this recipe. Have made it numerous times, but never have rated it."

kjcornett User ID: 7194934 147349
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"It was delicious though I did things a bit different. I used fresh onion and sautéed that with the mushrooms in the bacon grease and after pouring the sauce over the chicken I topped it with the mushrooms and onions. It turned out amazing and my husband loved it!"

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 58279
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"This chicken was incredible! My husband and I both loved it, and it really wasn't that hard to make. I used fresh shredded parmesan instead of mozzarella and I think I prefer it that way. The parm really complemented the existing flavours and textures."

kimmiesue969 User ID: 6060725 134007
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"I changed a couple things but loved the recipe. I added a 1/2 of yellow onion and drizzled all the sauce on the chicken to cook. It was wonderful, my husband said it was the best chicken recipe he has ever had. I will definitely be making it again"

caglaser User ID: 3870171 206085
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"REcioe was good but not exceptional as I thought it would be reading thruthe ingredients"

enamorgirl User ID: 5511136 134005
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"This came out amazing! No leftovers!"

Jazmine1142 User ID: 5387161 206084
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"This was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be making this again. It's now one of our favorite chicken recipes."

Sue Kohn User ID: 5807726 99320
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"I have tried many chicken dishes from taste of home magazine. I have not been disappointed in any of them so far and this one is a family favorite. It is also very easy to prepare for a work night."

momamary8 User ID: 2980074 53674
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Excellent and beautiful dish. My family of 11 asks for this over and over."

senzascusa User ID: 2756822 58452
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"Excellent---good enough for company. I made one change. I fried the mushrooms in a bit of garlic and that just improved the all over flavour"

Horselvrtina User ID: 3340757 53673
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"Excellent - couldn't get enough!"

gediva User ID: 4234390 58277
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"Great even without cooking the chicken in the bacon grease - we also left off the cheese without feeling deprived. This reminds me of Alice's Spring chicken from outback - a definite make-again recipe."

joan3048 User ID: 4567430 138656
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"A definate keeper. I used canned mushrooms since I didn't have fresh and onion instead of dried onions. will try crumbling the bacon the next time I make this one."

jeri5616 User ID: 2894953 102093
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Fabulous Dish! I'm making it again tonight. Family enjoyed it! Great combination of flavors. I varied the recipe because I didn't have a few ingredients. I substituted Maple Syrup for the Corn syrup and used real onion instead of the dried minced onion. (FYI real onion is much stronger, so use less!) My 6 year old doesn't like mushrooms..... so I left them off her chicken. I'm making again tonight... I am going to crumble the bacon a bit and toss with the mushrooms so you get more in each bit! This is a good dish you can make ahead a bit and is good for company. I served with rice!"

ldrushing User ID: 1929882 53665
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"This was absolutely delicious. I sauted the mushrooms in butter."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 58272
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"Iused the reduced fat mayonnaise to reduce calories. It turned out very good and moist."

Lynniejo User ID: 4804376 61966
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"I was surprised by the mildness of this chicken dish! The flavor was good, but subtle. I made this dish for 8 and as I began to quadruple the recipe, it seemed like way too much for the sauce. I doubled the recipe and I had plenty to spoon on the chicken and about a cup leftover. Next time I make this dish, I'm going to heat and thicken the sauce to serve on the side. I might also add a little garlic-perhaps roasted! A little garlic adds a lot don't you think?"

ronnied User ID: 41496 53663
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Oops! I meant to say in my review that I sauteed the mushrooms with a little more olive oil and garlic seasoning - guess my brain was thinking faster than I could type!"

ronnied User ID: 41496 134004
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"I made this Saturday night for friends and it was fabulous!! They were still talking about it Sunday! I tripled the recipe to have enough servings. I also sauteed the mushrooms before I put the on the chicken, in the same skillet that I had just browned the chicken in. Just added a bit more oil oi and sprinkled a little garlic seasoning on them. If I could rate this recipe 10 stars I would - it is just that good!"

darngoodcook User ID: 3290224 61965
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"I made this delicious recipe last night for dinner with a few changes. I used 1 lb of thin sliced chicken breasts that I seasoned with cracked garlic pepper salt, only 1 TB mustard, 1/4 cup lemon juice instead of corn syrup (I do not like sicky sweet meat) and used the same fry pan in the oven that I browned the chicken in on the stove. There was plenty of juice without increasing the recipe. My family loved it. We thought this recipe would also be good using fish (may omit the cheese topping) or pork chops."

jhennek User ID: 4357429 102081
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"I usually tweak recipes to fit our tastes, but this one is absolutely wonderful as is! Yummy!"

cded User ID: 3517673 99318
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"This chicken is excellent! I know when my husband really likes something - he says "this is a do-over" and for this dish he said "this is a definite do-over"."

consol10 User ID: 2151474 206083
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2009

"This is a great recipe! I tried it one night and now it is my family's favorite dish. My husband doesn't like mushrooms so I leave them off of his, but other than that, this recipe is perfect!"

Gramma Cariol User ID: 3926760 54333
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"Awesome!I didn't have any onion but I used a teaspoon of garlic spice blend instead. I also added 2 teaspoons of chili pepper spice blend to give it a little kick. Everyone loved it. I tripled the ingredients to serve 6. I will definitely add to my regular meal rotation. Thank you!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.