Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken & Bacon

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken & Bacon is packed full of flavour for an easy, weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken & Bacon

Ingredients
FOR THE CHICKEN:

  1. 6 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin-on or off)
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 2 cloves garlic crushed
  4. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  5. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

FOR THE CREAM SAUCE:

  1. 4 cloves garlic crushed
  2. 7 ounces (200 g) diced bacon
  3. 14 ounces (400 g) sliced brown mushrooms (Cremini)
  4. 1 cup heavy cream OR half and half*
  5. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  6. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  7. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste
  8. Salt only if needed to your taste
  9. Extra chopped fresh parsley to garnish
  10. Fresh shaved or grated parmesan to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C | 400°F.
  • Arrange chicken on a plate. Combine together the olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a jug. Rub the oil mixture over the chicken to completely coat.
  • Heat a large oven proof pan or skillet over medium high heat. Sear the chicken, skin-side down first, until skin is crisp and golden brown. Rotate and sear the other side (about 2-3 minutes per side).
  • Transfer to oven and roast until completely cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Once chicken is done, remove from skillet; set aside. Pour out HALF of the chicken juices left in the pan.
  • Using the same skillet the chicken was in, fry the garlic in the reserved chicken juices over medium heat, stirring frequently until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the bacon and fry until just beginning to crisp. Add in the mushrooms and cook until mushrooms begin to soften.