French Country Chicken

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In keeping with my plan to go through my recipe file and make 3 new recipes per week in order to:
A) Have lots of new recipes to post  
B) Clean and de-clutter certain areas in my kitchen that are badly in need of some attention. 
Here is the first of many recipes I’ll start with.  It’s a main course comfort food for French Country Chicken and it was superb!

French Country Chicken Recipe

As you can see from the original recipe I made my notations (most of them anyway) of the personal touches I used  in my bizarre need to tweak every recipe I’ve ever laid my hands on.  It’s just how I roll 🙂

I couldn’t tell you what magazine I’d ripped this from, or from how long ago, but I guess the only thing that really matters is that I’m finally getting around to making it (or something similar).  See, I knew I’d get to it…eventually 🙂


4 cups hot mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 pound of bacon, cut into 1″ pieces

2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
salt and pepper to taste
1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
1 cup beef stock
1/4 cup bottled prepared french dressing
2 teaspoons herbs de Provence
1 tablespoon butter

-In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium high heat until almost crisp.  Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
-Salt and pepper the chicken thighs and cube into bite size pieces.
-Drain most of the bacon fat from the skillet but leave a little in the pan to brown up the chicken thighs.  
-Working in batches, over medium high heat, brown the chicken just to get a good color but not to fully cook through.
-Add the browned chicken, cooked bacon and the can of diced tomatoes back into the skillet on medium low heat.
-Stir to combine and then add the herbs, beef stock, French dressing and butter.
-Simmer on medium low for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.

-Stir the Dijon mustard into the hot mashed potatoes.
-To serve, place a helping of the potatoes on a plate and top with the chicken and sauce.

Come again, won’t you? There is always something cooking in my Kudos Kitchen just for you! YUM!!!

Until we eat again,

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  1. Looks so delicious! I'm going to have to make this soon! YUM!! I think even my not-so-chicken-lovin-husband will like this one. 😀

  2. I just had dinner but my mouth was watering looking at this. This is my type of food. Not only do i love all the stuff you put in the chicken but your potatoes look fabulous, and with the skin on – Love it!!

  3. Two of my favourite meats are in this dish! Looks wonderful served over the mashed potatoes. Bet it is good served over a bed of wild rice too! With all that bacon in it one could get away with having it for breakfast too!

  4. Thanks for the comments. I actually thought of serving this over brown rice but the mashed potatoes won out on this particular evening. Egg noodles would be good too 🙂

  5. Looks like a really tasty chicken dish, especially over the mashed potatoes!

  6. This looks so freaking good. And yes…pure comfort food!

  7. Frankly im a bit envious. Of the people you are feeding!!!

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