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Bacon Mushroom Chicken

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This creamy chicken dish has a wonderful taste of bacon and garlic.

Prep time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 4-oz. chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 thick slices of bacon
  • 1/2 c. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 c. heavy cream
  • 1/4 c. cheddar cheese

Utensils:

  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • stove (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • 9 x 13-inch baking dish
  • saucepan
  • whisk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour melted butter and minced garlic in the baking dish.
  3. Place two slices of bacon on top of each piece of chicken.
  4. Put mushrooms on top of the chicken and bacon.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Remove baking dish from the oven and put cheddar cheese on top of the chicken.
  7. Return baking dish to the oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes to melt the cheese.
  8. Remove chicken and place on a platter. Pour juices from baking dish into small saucepan and whisk together with cream over low heat until thickened.
  9. Pour sauce over chicken and serve warm.

Serves: 2

Serving size: 1 chicken breast

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
732 calories
60 g fat
30 g protein
1217 mg sodium
139 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Serve with a creamy pasta dish or Scalloped Potatoes.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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