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Chicken with Mushrooms, Peppers & Bacon

No recipe image available.Tender chunks of chicken breast are quick-braised in an herb red wine sauce with sautéed onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms and bacon. Serve over buttered pasta or rice, if desired.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 bacon slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 1/2 cups chopped onions
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 pound mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup dry red wine
1 cup water
1 teaspoon chicken base
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook bacon in large cooking pot over medium-high heat until almost crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic to the drippings in pot. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables to bowl. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken in pot and then return the bacon and vegetables to pot. Add remaining ingredients; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  4. Using large spoon, skim fat from top of sauce. Season chicken to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Makes 4 servings.