Saturday, March 3, 2012

Country Club Chicken

This savory smothered chicken is absolutely

Yup another Pinterest HIT for Pinterest Week.

Well, let's be honest, with tablescaping and
other post, I really made this into more than a week -
but I have been having sooooo much fun!

I have to admit not everything I have tried
has been a hit, but this one is ridiculously delish!

This recipe comes from Kayotic Kitchen
and she says that this is an old recipe from 
community and church cookbooks.  I hadn't ever
had it so maybe you haven't either, but put it on
your to die for, I mean to do list!

First you are going to lightly brown your seasoned chicken
breasts in a frying pan that you crisped your bacon in.

Then in that same pan you will cook up your mushrooms
and onions, which will soak up all the fabulous flavor.

This next step threw me a little - you are going to add
Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup 
(Oh, no, I don't want this to taste like Mom's old
Cream of Mushroom casseroles!  Don't worry -
it doesn't taste like them at all!)

The sauce is finished off with white cheddar
and the crumbled bacon.  Everything tops the
chicken and pops into the oven to finish baking.

Country Club Chicken Recipe
(lightly tweaked)

6 slices bacon ( I used the precooked from Costco)
1 T. butter
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 large onion
8 oz. mushrooms
1 T. white wine vinegar
3 T. water
2 cans Campbells' Cream of Mushroom Soup
2/3 C. white cheddar
 (mine was white cheddar with cracked pepper)
(Yes, I did omit the apple on purpose - just didn't
sound good to me.)
1 lb. spaghetti

Cook the bacon in the frying pan.  Even with the Costco
precooked bacon I was able to get a little bacon grease
in the bottom of the pan.  Remove the bacon, let cool and crumble it.
about 1 T. of the grease.  Add the butter, more as less
as needed.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and
then brown on each side.

Remove the chicken to a baking dish.  Add the onion
and the mushroom and cook until soft.  Stir in the vinegar, 
water and the soup.  Heat through.  Add the cheese and stir
until melted.  Stir in the bacon.  Spoon the mushroom sauce over the
chicken until as she says, " can hear them scream
'Help me, I'm drowning!" (She really is very funny!)

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken
is baked through and the sauce is bubbling.

Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to boil
for the spaghetti.  Season it with salt and cook
the spaghetti according to package directions.  Drain.

Serve over spaghetti and 
garnish with additional slices of bacon
and fresh parsley.

I want you to know that I had this brilliant idea to go
out to the garden and dig under the snow to see if there
was any fresh parsley. 

 YUP there was! I should have thought of that before.
 How fun was that?
So this is featuring fresh parsley from my garden in the winter!!!

This one is make you weak at the knees YUM.
Definitely company worthy!

As a matter of fact - we loved it so much that I am going
to share with you another idea for this recipe -

I will be posting this with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Delicious!!...happy sunday !!

  2. Looks like a great meal! I've been lucky and had parsley all winter too. An old neighbor always planted it against the house and would lean and old window against the house to protect it, that was such a great idea. Happy Sunday:@)

  3. Well with such a great review, I will be giving this one a shot. You never steer me wrong...and the touch of green with your parsley is just what it needed to be photo shoot ready. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I've been wondering what to do with the chicken breasts in the freezer,thank you.

  5. I am SO glad you tried this dish, Jacqueline, as I pinned it, too & was wondering if it tasted as good as it sounded. I will make it very soon!

    My herb pot with parsley, oregano & thyme has survived the winter INDOORS in the sunroom, right next to the heat register. The parsley is a little sad about now but I see fresh sprigs of green coming back. Next year, I think I'll try Lynn's method of planing some next to the house with a protective shield over top. How nice to be able to harvest fresh from beneath the snow!


  6. I pinned this recipe too, Jacqueline. I thought it looked delicious and am happy to read that you second that opinion. It's sitting on my kitchen counter and I can't wait to try it. Love Pinterest!!!!

  7. Goodness, I'm actually sitting here drooling...seriously!! That looks delicious! Thank you for visiting our princess tea party! :)

  8. yum is right, I think i will be trying this one out later this week! thanks for sharing, anne

  9. Thanks for your version of this recipe. Question: In the original recipe she used 1 peeled and minced apple - did you omit the apple on purpose? I plan on making the recipe soon but wanted clarification (to add or not to add). Thanks so much! Judy B. Houston, Texas

  10. Totally off subject...
    I see you have a chandelier in your kitchen. I'm considering one also, but am afraid of it will be to hard to keep sparkling clean in a kitchen with oil and grease fumes from the stove.
    Do you like yours and would you recommend it to others?

  11. Looks delicious. I just began pinning last night. Another addiction! ~ sarah

  12. Now, what a delish chicken, my mouth waters from looking at it! Hubs is going to love this recipe as he eats a lot of chicken. Thanks for sharing sweet friend. Wishing you a wonderful week. Love,

  13. You totally had me at the mention of chicken and bacon, but when you brought the parsley out from beneath the snow - well, you blew me away!

  14. Oh, that does look delicious! Love all the mushroomy and bacon goodness going on it in.

  15. I just ate dinner and I could seriously eat this right now....looks wonderful.

  16. Sounds delicious. I will make this tomorrow! Thanks so much. XO, Pinky

  17. This looks and sounds delicious! I would have been worried about the cream of mushroom soup too--my mom's favorite addition for easy chicken. Some of my geraniums survived, but no parsley! Jacqueline, I must tell you to go to and search for "purple party show"--I thought of you when I saw the video. There is a multi-layer cake with shades of purple, including purple frosting, and it just looks like something you would love! Linda

  18. I posted a similar recipe, called "Smothered Chicken" just this yesterday. We must be on the same wavelength!!

  19. Yes, I did omit the apple on purpose - that didn't sound good to me and it definitely was great without. I have changed the recipe to say that I omitted the apple.

  20. Oh my word! Definitely a "weak in the knees" recipe...especially when you said it did NOT taste like our Mom's old canned soup recipes/casseroles. :-) Thanks so much for sharing!


  21. I will try this I am always looking for new chicken dishes. Have a pink day!

  22. Oh my goodness, when's dinner? Count me in! :)

  23. Tried tonight. LOVED! It's a keeper


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