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Man-Pleasing Chicken is one of my husband's favorite chicken recipes. From fridge to fork in 30 minutes!


serves 4

Total time

0 minutes




  • 3 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot or 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 8 oz mushrooms (sliced)
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup half & half
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat then add bacon and cook until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain then pour out all but 1 teaspoon bacon grease and turn heat up to medium-high. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper then add to skillet and saute until no longer pink, 3-4 minutes a side. Remove to a plate then tent with foil to keep warm. Melt butter in skillet then add shallots and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and then saute until mushrooms are tender, 3-4 minutes. Add spinach then saute until just barely wilted, 1 minute. Add half & half then cook until sauce is thickened, 1 minute, then stir in parmesan cheese. Plate chicken then pour sauce on top and sprinkle with cooked bacon. Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes.

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