French Country Chicken

French Country Chicken Recipe

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Prep/Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Servings: 4
Average Rating: Star Star Star Star Star


Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 slices bacon
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 package fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced (3.2 ounces)
1 cup
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 sprigs fresh thyme for garnish

  1. Pat chicken dry; season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, over low heat, cook bacon. When crisp, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain, leaving drippings in skillet.
  3. Increase heat to medium high. Add onion and mushrooms to skillet and sauté 2 minutes, until onion is slightly softened and mushrooms are golden. Remove onion and mushrooms and reserve with bacon.
  4. Add chicken to pan and brown in remaining drippings. Stir in chicken broth and tomato paste. Return bacon, onion and mushrooms to pan. Add thyme, cover and simmer over medium low heat for 30 to 40 minutes, until chicken is fork-tender.
  5. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired, and serve with garlic mashed potatoes.

  • Serving Size

  • Servings Per Recipe 4

  • Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 417

  • Total Fat 31g (0%)

  • Saturated Fat 10g (0%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 180mg (0%)

  • Sodium 457mg (0%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 5g (0%)

  • Dietary Fiber 1g

  • Sugars g

  • Protein 30g

  • Vitamin A %

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  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.

Carol G - Norridge, IL 2/6/2010 3:08:23 PM
I'm making this dish for the fourth time. It's easy, and so simple to make and my husband and I just love it. As Julia would say "Bon Appetite"!
Mitzi - New York, NY 10/14/2009 9:03:51 AM
This is becoming my all-time favorite for when I'm having guests.

I've tried this recipe with various commercial chicken stocks and I think College Inn gives maybe a 5% more intense flavor, but they're all good.
Carol - Norridge, IL 8/8/2009 3:12:36 PM
I simply love this dish. Good enough to serve at a dinner party also.
I've made this 3 times already. Serve it with mashed potatoes and garlic green beans w/butter and cranberry sauce. Excellent and easy to prepare
Melody - Union City, NJ 4/12/2008 5:17:27 PM
This was delicioso!!! I will make this a lot! I used baby bella mushrooms and sundried tomatoes chopped up and 1 tbs of regular tomato paste. I couldn't find the one in the recipe. We served it over broad egg noodles and the crowd went WILD!! Thanks Perdue!!
Shannon - Charlotte, NC 2/19/2008 12:54:06 PM
This is an excellent dish. Sometimes I use cremini mushrooms or whatever I have onhand. It has great flavor. We like to let it cook low and slow to intensify the flavors.

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