Welcome to the Castle Baconia Kitchen! Ready to cook???
I have a great main dish for you this time around. If you’re a fan of chicken, you will be a fan of this recipe I think. It’s not hard to make either and really delicious with almost any side dish you can think of. Ready???
Honey Mustard Chicken With Bacon
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 level tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, (or 3-4 cloves crushed garlic)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt to season
- 5 skinless and boneless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs)
- 1/2 cup diced bacon, trimmed of rind and fat (I used 4 small bacon rashers)
- 1/3 cup cream (light or reduced fat)
- 1 cup milk (skim, 2% or full fat – almond milk may be used for a dairy free option)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch (corn flour) mixed with 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
In a large, shallow dish, combine the honey, mustard, garlic, oil and salt to taste (not too much salt if serving with bacon as the bacon will add a salty flavour when served). Coat chicken evenly in the sauce. Set aside.
Heat a nonstick pan (or skillet) over medium heat. Fry bacon until crispy; transfer to a plate. To the same pan, sear chicken fillets on each side in the oil left over from the bacon until just beginning to brown (about 3 minutes per side — not completely cooked through as we will finish them in the sauce).
Add any remaining honey mustard sauce into the pan along with the cream and milk. Bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally to mix the favours through the sauce (about 3 minutes), until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a warm plate.
Pour the cornstarch mixture into the center of the pan, mixing it through the sauce until it thickens. Place chicken back into the pan; coat with the sauce. Top with the bacon and garnish with parsley.
I know! I was surprised how delicious this was too!
Take our word for it – it’s worth giving it a whirl. You won’t be sorry (I hope!).
Enjoy my friends! See you next week in the kitchen!
Here we are again – ready to LOVE some more bacon!
It’s Saturday and time for me to share a recipe I’ve found that is EASY and involves our favorite thing in the universe – BACON…….yep – and while this may sound a little strange to come, it really isn’t. Who doesn’t love a BLT? My Mom and Dad have them frequently…………….this is all the things you love about BLTs but in a DIP form! YES I SAID DIP……… A while back we did a rather complicated, many-ingredient, layered BLT dip – this one is foolproof and super easy.
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tomato – peeled, seeded and diced
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.
In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Crumble bacon into the sour cream and mayonnaise mixture. Mix in tomatoes just before serving.
Excuse me but isn’t this just about the EASIEST recipe EVER using bacon? Doesn’t it sound SUPER DUPER? It is – trust me. I know some of you can’t eat bacon and I’m not sure what you could substitute in this recipe that would taste as good but since it’s a dip – and you use crackers or chips with it, I imagine you could even use chicken if you wanted to. It’s just an incredibly simple recipe with few ingredients or fuss and perfection as a snack. You’ve gotta try it.
Enjoy your bacon!! King Teddy
Sunday is Bacon Day at Castle Baconia!
That’s right – we find some sort of recipe to share with everyone then whip it up in my kitchen herein the castle………………and there you have it – something new to try out in YOUR kitchen! I’ve got a really easy one for you today. I mean REALLY. This is a great “watching TV” snack. I’m sure many of you have made this before but just in case, here’s the recipe.
Bacon Carbonara Appetizers
2 Italian pizza crusts (6 inch)
1/4 cup any brand alfredo pasta sauce (I used CLASSICO)
6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
3 Tbsp. chopped red onions
2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
Place pizza crusts in single layer on baking sheet; spread with sauce.
Top with remaining ingredients.
Bake 8 min. or until crusts are crisp and golden brown, and pizzas are heated through.
Doesn’t that just sound delicious? We are pizza fans here at my house (well Mom and Dad are – me – I like to sniff it). If you like the ingredients – bacon/cheese/onions/alfredo sauce then you’ll love them all piled on a crispy pizza!
Add this one to your collection……………trust me………..you’ll be glad you did!
Hello Friends! Come into the kitchen and I’ll show you an easy Super Bowl snack! This is one that’s been popular for years but just in case you’ve never tried it…..this could be your chance:
Bacon Cheese Puffs
A very tasty snack for Super Bowl or any time you’re binge-watching stuff on TV. OR – you just want something delish! You have a choice of breads to use but the photo is using French bread (which is my favorite!!).
- 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 lb of sliced bacon
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- 1 lb sliced French bread (or pumpernickel party bread if you prefer)
- 2 Tablespoons of prepared mustard
- Cook bacon and crumble
- Preheat broiler on high
- Combine mustard, mayonnaise, bacon crumble, and cheese. Stir thoroughly.
- Spoon mixture onto pumpernickel slices or French bread slices.
- Broil for 5 minutes or until bubbly
Sign these guys up – they’re lookin’ good!!
Have fun watching the Super Bowl tomorrow if you watch…………….not sure if we will or not. Mom likes football but Dad isn’t into it……………………I predict there will be a lot of napping in front of and under the television at the Castle Baconia tomorrow. That is when we’re not eating Bacon Cheese Puffs of course!
“How can a King look dignified when being carried like a piece of baggage by the King’s Dad???????”
Enjoy! King Teddy
Hello Bacon Fans! It’s me…..Teddy, King of Bacon, with another yummy recipe for you!
So this one isn’t particularly UNUSUAL in any way, but maybe using hard-boiled sliced eggs is a little bit different – at least the Queen Mom says so. She’s never been a big fan of hard boiled eggs but in this recipe they’re tasty and with all the cheese and other yummy stuff the eggs aren’t “center stage”. Anyway, you may like this one – I hope you do!!
12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
12 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
2 (8 ounce) cups shredded swiss cheese
1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- In skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
- Remove with slotted spoon to paper towels.
- Drain, reserving 1/3 cup drippings.
- In the drippings, saute onion until tender.
- Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended.
- Gradually stir in milk.
- Bring to boil and cook and stir for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Spread 1/2 cup sauce in greased 13x9x2″ baking dish.
- Layer with four noodles, a third of the egg and bacon, cheese and sauce.
- Repeat layers twice.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.
- Sprinkle with parsley.
- Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
- Can be made the night before and refrigerated.
- To serve, remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
This one would make a good brunchy kind of thing……..or I suppose even as a sidedish! If you give it a whirl you might find some other goodies you can add in too. I’ve always said that a recipe is just a “guideline” – you take a recipe and modify it to your own taste…..add/subtract whatever – it usually works out just fine!
Some of our favorite bacon “funnies” !!
Happy Caturday from The King!