Portobello Chicken

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1slice hickory-smoked bacon
1cup shredded leftover or rotisserie chicken
4large portabella mushroom caps
1/3cup mayonnaise
1/4cup chopped onion
2tablespoons finely chopped green bell
Black pepper
3/4teaspoon onion powder, divided
3/4teaspoon garlic powder, divided
1teaspoon salt, divided
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
4tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon in an ovenproof skillet until it is crisp; drain and crumble it. Saute onion and green pepper in the bacon fat until  tender (not browned).
  2. In a medium bowl combine  chicken, mayonnaise, bacon crumbles, onion and green pepper, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  3. Remove stems from the mushroom caps. Clean them by rubbing them with a paper towel and pulling the skin off that is by the gills. If you prefer, they can be skinned or peeled.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons  butter in the same pan. Place  mushroom caps into the skillet gill side up and lightly brown. Sprinkle with  remaining onion powder, garlic powder and salt. Flip the mushroom caps and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. Turn the caps so they are gill side up again. Equally divide the chicken mixture among the caps, placing it in the center of each cap. Flatten it down slightly to fit the cap. Top each with 1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese. Bake in a 350 preheated oven for 15 minutes. Be careful not to burn the cheese.
  6. Remove from the oven and place on a serving platter. Garnish as desired.
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