Asian Style Chicken Breasts and Bacon

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This was in an issue of Food and Wine. It looked great and I thought I would share. I haven't made it yet, still looking for Chinese 5-spice powder.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, mix the stock and 5-spice powder and simmer over low heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil.
  4. Add the bacon and cook over low heat until most of the fat is rendered and the bacon is browned (about 15-20 minutes).
  5. Add the garlic.
  6. Saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. cook over medium heat until the chicken is brown and just cooked through (about 8-10 minutes).
  10. Remove from skillet.
  11. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil in skillet.
  12. Add mushrooms and saute over medium heat until all of their liquid has evaporated and they start to brown (about 8 minutes).
  13. Remove mushrooms to plate.
  14. Add wine to skillet and simmer over medium-high heat until it is reduced by half.
  15. Add the soy sauce, spiced stock, bacon, garlic, chicken and mushrooms.
  16. Cook, stirring, until heated through.
  17. Add scallions.
  18. Serve (over rice).
Most Helpful

This was delicious. We love to make stir-frys and hubby LOVES anything with bacon. This was great!!!

Kimke May 05, 2003

Kim127, I agreed with you and thought this recipe would be delicious.....mushrooms, chicken, bacon...what's not to like?! My DH, DS and I just were not impressed. The flavors melded together so much that even though I used the Chinese 5-Spice powder - it just wasn't flavorful. Kim127, I would have posted this recipe too; it sounded so flavorful but once made was so "bland." If I were a true chef, I might be able to give suggestions to the "Food and Wine" magazine regarding this recipe but I honestly have no idea how to make it have taste.

Leslulu September 26, 2008