French-style chicken with peas & bacon

French-style chicken with peas & bacon

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This creamy one-pot chicken dish is a great-value way of feeding the whole family

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
379
protein
51g
carbs
7g
fat
16g
saturates
7g
fibre
4g
sugar
3g
salt
1.6g

Ingredients

  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 300ml hot chicken stock
  • 250g frozen peas
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, roughly shredded
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche

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Method

  1. In a large frying pan, dry-fry the bacon over a medium heat for 3 mins until the fat is released and the bacon is golden. Transfer the bacon to a small bowl, leaving the fat in the pan. Add the chicken and brown for 4 mins each side.
  2. Push the chicken to one side of the pan and tip in the garlic and spring onions, cooking for about 30 secs, just until the spring onion stalks are bright green. Pour in the chicken stock, return the bacon to the pan, cover and simmer for 15 mins.
  3. Increase heat under the pan. Tip the peas and lettuce into the sauce and cook for 4 mins, covered, until the peas are tender and the lettuce has just wilted. Check chicken is cooked through. Stir in the crème fraîche just before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2010

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jennypiccolo's picture
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Really easy to make and extremely yummy!

jenjen81's picture
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This is a top recipe - easy to make and delicious. I made it for the family over Xmas - 12 of us - and everyone loved it. Served it with mash, green beans and carrots. yum. Think the next time I make it I might add some cornflour to thicken the sauce but other than that would do everything the same!

katiepolstjanov's picture
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Love this recipe! Made it a few times now. I fry some potatoes and let them simmer with chicken. Have aslo used onion instead of spring onion and has woked well.

sazzums4god's picture
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Not bad, not bad at all! Flavours are mild but mouth-watering, perfect if you're in the mood for a light dinner. I substituted the bacon for mushrooms and the crème fraîche for low-fat natural yogurt. I left out the lettuce, but the dish worked just fine.

jdaw123's picture
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Really tasty, but I added plain flour to thicken, and also thyme for a bit more taste.

Just before adding the creme fraiche I gave the pan 2 mins of full heat to reduce as well.

gemma99's picture
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Does anyone know if you can freeze leftovers of this recipe?

mandi1165's picture
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Served for supper this evening with new potatoes. Absolutely delicious, very easy and will definitely be cooking again

emmatilley3's picture
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ive made this recipe a couple of times now - very easy and delicious! seved with new potatoes and steamed veg.

ef003ef003's picture
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Tastes wonderful. Easy to cook as well.

sambatchelor's picture
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Easy to make and very tasty. The sauce is thin rather tham creamy, but perfect with mash potato.

wendykeating's picture

One of our all time favourites. I add asparagus (in season) or mushrooms. I omit the creme fraiche and add baby new potatoes to make a wonderful one-pot dish.

rossiep's picture

This is lovely - I first had it at a friend's and have since made it myself. Lots of compliments and so easy!

elsvuijsters's picture
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I forgot to give this great recipe stars....!

elsvuijsters's picture
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I made this recipe last night and it was delicious! I used free-range deboned chicken,250ml. homemade chickenbroth and 50ml. white wine.Also did thicken the sauce at the end with alittle cornflour.I served it with steamed new potatoes,wonderfull,wonderfull! Had a glass of chilled rosé and it made a great summer meal,and...easy!

sammendez1's picture
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A great dish if you want something quick to make after a long day.
I found there wasn't enough fat from the bacon to cook the chicken so I added a little oil to prevent sticking.
I served with thinly sliced, grilled potatoes. Yum!

iglehart's picture
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Absolutely delicious - we'll definitely have this one again. So fresh and the chicken cooked perfectly. My boyfriend had over rice and I had over a bed of lettuce, shaved carrot and cherry toms to save on carbs. A real favourite!

lwills's picture
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Made this last night for my partner and me. I used more stock as I was adding lots of veg (courgette, dwarf beans, peas). Even if I hadn't used more stock this sauce would have needed thickening, so cornflour is needed. I found it quite bland tasting, so added a a load of thyme and a good glug of white wine. Tasted far much better! Not got the wow factor that other recipes I've done have had, so will probably not add to my repertoire.

GuidoLondon's picture
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Remove about 500ml of the liquid before finishing ... brilliant recipe.

fidorka's picture
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This was absolutely delicious! I did not have frozen peas at that time so used corn instead, and a bit of asparagus. The chicken was tender and moist, the sauce lovely. I liked the fact that it did not need any extra seasoning, or salt as the bacon gave it loads of flavour. We had it with boiled rice. Making again very soon.

patto4795's picture
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Very very tasty dish and quick to do. After reading the comments about the thickness of the sauce, i decided to toss the thighs in seasoned flour before browning them and then followed the rest of the recipe (using the other tip about slightly less peas). The sauce turned out just right and we had it with buttered jersey potatoes - SCRUMPIOUS!

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