one pot chicken and cheesy rice

Last night, I decided I wanted to try something new and different for dinner. MM and I have pasta most of the nights we cook at home, so I thought it would be good and healthy to have some variety. I still wanted it to be packed with flavor and filling, so I figured a rice dish would be good.
I tried a recipe for one pot chicken and cheesy rice, and it went over very well:
6 bacon slices, roughly chopped
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
8 ounces button mushrooms, wiped clean and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 cup chicken stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth

In an electric skillet or a large heavy skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. add chicken strips to the bacon and cook through, about 5 minutes.

Transfer to a plate.
Melt the butter in the pan. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
Add the mushrooms and thyme, and cook until the mushrooms give off their liquid, about 5 minutes.
Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil, stirring to deglaze the pan.
Add the chicken and bacon, lower the heat, and simmer until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and serve over the Cheesy Rice Pilaf

Cheesy Rice Pilaf:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onions
1 cup long-grain rice
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 pound mozzarella, diced
In a heavy, medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
Add the chopped onions and cook, stirring until soft, about 4 minutes.
Add rice and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the stock and stir.
Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the rice is almost tender, about 15 minutes.
Add the peas, cover and continue simmering until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and fluff the rice with a fork
add the cheese, and stir.
Serve immediately.

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