French Country Chicken

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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