Thursday, October 13

Aussie Smothered Chicken

I am not 100% sure where this dish originated. A very good friend of mine is from the UK but born in Australia. He taught me how to make his grandfather's version of this marinade-which I put my common wealth spin on. So here is Aussie chicken my way.

Full time 45 minutes
Serves 4

The needs-

1 1/2 lb chicken breast tenders
1/2 cup shredded cheese (any blend)
1/2 cup bacon crumbles (approx 6 slices)
1 tbsp dried minced onion
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper

For marinade:
1/2 cup mustard
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 tbsp oil

The know-

Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl, stirring to fully combine.

Remove approximately 3/4 cup of marinade and set aside.

Place chicken into the large bowl with remaining marinade, let rest on countertop.

While this rests in a deep pan melt butter over medium heat.

Add in mushrooms and cook until softened for 5-8 minutes.

Remove mushrooms from pan.

Pour chicken along with marinade it has been sitting in into hot pan.

Cook chicken for 5-8 minutes and then flip over. Cook second side 5 minutes.

Lower heat to medium low and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

Marinade will slowly cook off to become a glaze.

Once chicken is fully cooked it is time to get it smothered.

Sprinkle across minced onions.

Using reserved marinade, top chicken evenly with a spoonful of marinade. 

Even spread bacon across surface.

Evenly spread mushrooms across top of bacon. Cook 3-4 minutes or until mushrooms are hot again.

Top with cheese and cook until cheese melts.

Serve right in pan. Cheers!