Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chicken à la Bacon

Here we all are back to the grind of another work week.  Halloween was great, the party was a perfect size and there were so many lovely snacks to enjoy.  Also the Ducks won, they killed Stanford which was unexpected and awesome!  While in Eugene, OR I got to visit with a close friend and meet her baby for the first time (pictured below).  His name is Oscar and is so big, active, and adorable.  This weekend we are headed up to Hood River, OR to visit with my grandma, she is having a hard time since the loss of my grandpa but we plan to cheer her up with a hearty dinner on Saturday night.  We are also going to stop by Aniche Cellars and pick up our first club members case, so excited!  If you haven't visited this winery I recommend you do because not only is it in a great location, but the staff is nice, and the wine is delectable! Now let's talk food, this is a recipe I made a while back and it is so so delicious, creamy, and paleo!  It is a dish that I forgot to take a picture of so the picture below is from the original recipe linked here.  The photo credit goes to Living Nutrition.

Serves 4

The Ingredients

4 oz bacon, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 leeks, chopped

1 package mushrooms, halved

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 chicken breasts, diced

up to a ½ cup white wine

1 (14 oz) can full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder dissolved in the reserved ¼ cup of coconut milk.
The Process
1.Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the chopped bacon and fry until semi crispy, set aside in a large bowl, and drain off all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat.

2.Add the onion and leeks to the pan and cook for 3 minutes or until the onion starts to turn translucent.

3.Add chicken, mushrooms, cooked bacon and red bell pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.

4.Add white wine and cook until wine is reduced by ¾.

5.Add all but a ¼ cup of the coconut milk.

6.Add the tablespoon of arrowroot to the ¼ cup of reserved coconut milk and cook until thickened. If too thick, you can add a splash of water to thin it out a little.

7.Season with salt and pepper.

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