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Bistro Chicken

Bistro Chicken is chicken simmered in a tomato and mushroom sauce topped with cheese and bacon. Serve with mashed potatoes for a great weeknight dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Bistro Chicken is chicken simmered in a tomato and mushroom sauce topped with cheese and bacon. Serve with mashed potatoes for a great weeknight dinner. https://www.lanascooking.com/bistro-chicken/

Bistro Chicken is chicken simmered in a tomato and mushroom sauce topped with cheese and bacon.

I found this recipe for Bistro Chicken in a Kraft Foods publication years ago and since I almost always have some chicken breasts on hand it has become a standard for weeknight dinners in our house. It’s simple and quick to put together and uses ingredients that most of us have on hand.

Bistro Chicken is chicken simmered in a tomato and mushroom sauce topped with cheese and bacon. Serve with mashed potatoes for a great weeknight dinner. https://www.lanascooking.com/bistro-chicken/

The combination of chicken, bacon, and cheese reminded me a lot of the Alice Springs Chicken entree at Outback Steakhouse. I served it over a mound of mashed potatoes, but it would also be great with noodles.

Give this one a try. I think you’ll like it!

This recipe is so simple that you won’t even need any step-by-step photos to follow!

How to Make Bistro Chicken

Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms (I didn’t have any fresh, so I used a can of sliced mushrooms) and onions. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in the tomatoes, dressing and tomato paste.

Add the chicken breasts. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat 12 minutes or until chicken is done. Top each chicken breast with cheese and bacon. You can cook up a couple of slices of bacon in the microwave or you could substitute about a 1/4 cup of bacon bits if you have those. Simmer, uncovered an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Enjoy!

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Bistro Chicken is chicken simmered in a tomato and mushroom sauce topped with cheese and bacon. Serve with mashed potatoes for a great weeknight dinner. https://www.lanascooking.com/bistro-chicken/

Bistro Chicken

Bistro Chicken is chicken simmered in a tomato and mushroom sauce topped with cheese and bacon. Serve with mashed potatoes for a great weeknight dinner.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 15 ounces canned stewed tomatoes undrained
  • ¼ cup Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium high heat.
  • Add mushrooms and onions.
  • Cook 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in tomatoes, dressing and tomato paste.
  • Add chicken.
  • Cover and simmer on medium-low heat 12 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Top with cheese and bacon.
  • Simmer, uncovered an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 718mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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18 Comments

    1. I suppose you could try using any standard vinaigrette recipe that is heavy on garlic. Since the recipe came from Kraft Foods and was developed specifically for use with their Zesty Italian dressing, that’s probably the best to use. Maybe you could purchase a bottle for the recipe. It’s pretty inexpensive.

  1. This is a great-looking dish and sounds easy too.

    P.S: Reading food blogs at midnight is a really bad idea : /
    Now I’ll be having dreams of this chicken for sure.

  2. Thanks Lana. Maybe lighting too. Yours looks so much nicer than the Kraft dish.

    Will be back later to let you know how it tasted.

  3. This is our dinner tonight! I’ve already prepared the sauce, will put the chicken in later when hubby gets home and serve with rice, can’t wait, mouth is already watering. Thanks for sharing.

    Quick question, your picture looks so orangey and delicious, more orange than my dish and the one on the Kraft website, is there a secret ingredient?

    1. No secret ingredient at all. It was directly from the recipe as written. I would guess that the difference could be in the brand of tomatoes and tomato sauce used in the recipe. I find that some brands are redder in color than others. Maybe that’s it?? Please do let me know how you like the dish!

  4. looks fab – funny that these type of recipes rarely show up on FB – there are some really good ones out there…my kind of cooking…

  5. Ooooh this looks scrumptious and easy enough to do a light version if needed. Adding this to my bookmarks.