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Country Chicken Recipe

Country Chicken Recipe

I've been making this recipe for about 30 years, and it's still my husband's favorite chicken dinner. In place of the bacon, I'll often substitute country-smoked ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 pound thick-sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • Hot cooked noodles

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Remove and keep warm. Drain. In the same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until almost crisp. Add green pepper and onion; saute until vegetables are tender. Drain.
  • 2. Return chicken to skillet. Add the water, mushrooms, tomato, parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  • 3. Remove chicken and keep warm. Discard bay leaf.
  • 4. In a small bowl, combine flour and broth until smooth. stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the chicken and noodles. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 397 calories, 26 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 601 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.