Monday, May 25, 2009

Bacon Jack Chicken & Sauteed Zucchini Strips

Life is good and this meal made it even better! We had this for dinner last night and it was so good! I knew it would be, though, because how can you go wrong with bacon and cheese? It was quick to prepare, too. I don't think it took any longer than 30 minutes to get this on the table.

The chicken was so moist and flavorful. The onions and mushrooms are cooked in the bacon grease which Nathan thought was awesome! (I did, too!) The chicken is topped with pepper jack cheese, but I topped mine with swiss. I suck with any kind of heat and I shared my chicken with Eric, so swiss was the way to go. I thought it was great with the swiss, so if you don't like pepper jack, try it with swiss. A few more changes I made were to double the mushrooms omit the parmesan. I completely forgot the parmesan and I don't think it needed it.

I made the sauteed zucchini to go with it and it was a fantastic side. I finished it off with whole wheat couscous. Seriously, an amazing dinner!

Also, I just wanted to say thank you for all the welcome home wishes for Nathan. We are so happy to have him home safe and sound. On this Memorial Day, please remember all those soldiers who did not come home. They gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and I salute them. God Bless our troops!!!

Bacon Jack Chicken
Taste of Home Simple & Delicious Jan/Feb 2009

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4 oz)
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
2 TBSP butter
3 bacon strips, halved
1/4 cup sliced onion
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
3 oz Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
1 TBSP grated Parmesan

Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt. In a nonstick skillet, cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.

In the same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Saute onion and mushrooms in drippings. Return chicken to pan. Top with bacon, onion, mushrooms, and pepper jack cheese. Cover and let stand 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Sauteed Zucchini Strips
Taste of Home Simple & Delicious Jan/Feb 2009

3 small zucchini, julienned
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Greek seasoning (I used a mix of oregano and basil)
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp pepper

In a large skillet, saute the ingredients (minus pepper) until tender. Remove and sprinkle with pepper.


Donna-FFW said...

So happy nathan is home safe and sound.

This dinner with the zucchini strips sounds absolutely delicious! I love pepperjack cheese.

The McBride Family said...

I can't wait to try this out this week! YUM!!!!

Katy said...

Big YUM! Sounds like a celebratory meal!

~Carole said...

With bacon, onion, mushrooms and cheese you can't go wrong. The entier meal looks fantastic.

HoneyB said...

Love the photo! I'm sure I would like it with either cheese. The entire meal sounds like something I would enjoy!

I'm so happy Nathan is home and is enjoying your meals with you :o)

Julie said...

This looks right up my alley! So glad your soldier is home.

Megan said...

It must be great to cook dinner for Nathan - and I am sure he is loving all the fabulous food!

teresa said...

This sounds marvelous! I can't wait to try it!

Lia "training education" Scott said...

Cant wait to do this by my own and see how good it should taste.. although I'm not that good in cooking

Ingrid said...

We love anything with mushroom and bacon just makes it all the better!

Elyse said...

Mmm, this dinner looks delicious!! I'm so glad that you're getting to have your "full" family dinners. YAY! (I'm saving this recipe, by the way. I'm always on the look-out for new and fabulous meals.)

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