Chicken, Bacon and Spinach Frittata

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Eggs are not just for breakfast anymore! Perfect for dinner as well as your next brunch, this savory skillet will be sure to please. Smoky bacon and rich cheeses combine with hearty chicken, mushrooms and tomatoes for a delicious one-dish meal. Experiment with different ingredients to make your own special version.


8 eggs, beaten
2 strips bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup cooked chicken, cubed
2 cups washed spinach leaves
1/2 cup cooked or canned mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz gouda, shredded
4 oz parmesan, shredded
4 oz sliced or chopped black olives
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with liquid
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp herbs du provence
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried cumin
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, heat the diced tomatoes over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup of the chopped onion, worcestershire sauce, dried cumin and a pinch of dried basil. Stir and heat until boiling; reduce to a simmer. In a ten-inch cast-iron skillet or ovenproof casserole, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until slightly browned, about one minute. Add remaining onions, garlic, chicken and mushrooms. Stir and cook until onions begin to turn opaque, about two minutes. Spoon about half of the diced tomato mixture from the simmering saucepan into the skillet. Stir to combine. Add eggs, making sure they run evenly through the skillet mixture. Add olives, cheeses and remaining herbs. Reduce heat to medium low and cook on stovetop for about two minutes, until the sides begin to set (top should still be runny). Place skillet in oven and bake for two minutes. Turn on broiler and increase heat to 400 degrees. Broil until cheeses are melted and slightly brown, about 2 minutes more. Remove from oven and let sit for about five minutes, then carefully slide frittata onto serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve with remaining tomato sauce. Top with more parmesan, if desired.