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Chicken and Grits

Main Dishes

Pork/Poultry

Ingredients

4 cups water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
1 cup white grits
1/2 cup shredded cheese
4 strips bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp. cream
2 tsp. lemon juice
Dash Worcestershire sauce
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper

Reserved bacon grease
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. chopped green pepper
1 Tbsp. minced jalapeño (optional)
1 Tbsp. parsley

Instructions

Bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Whisk in grits, stirring occasionally, cooking until smooth and creamy, about 20 minutes. Stir in cheese. Fry bacon and remove from skillet. Leave 1 tablespoon grease and set bacon aside.

Combine broth, cream, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes and put into a bowl. Add Cajun seasoning, salt and peppers. Stir chicken to coat evenly.

Heat reserved bacon grease in skillet until you see first wisp of smoke. Quickly add chicken mixture and spread into an even layer. Reduce heat to medium-high and coat, stirring for 5 minutes. Add garlic, onion and jalapeño. Cook and stir for 5 more minutes. Add broth mixture and cooked bacon. Cook and stir until chicken is done. Turn off heat. Stir in parsley. Spoon cheesy grits into bowl and top with chicken. Serves 8.

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