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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lizzafezza's picture
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Really tasty and quick, enjoyed by all the family including my 17 month old. I used chicken breasts and reduced cooking time a bit.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I added cornflour as the sauce needed to be thickened as mentioned above and then forgot to add the creme fraiche! Even so, the result was still good. Served with new potatoes.

cooleyville's picture
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I took advice from others and added a bit more cornflour. We really enjoyed this and but my suggestion is to use a good quality bacon. I think the smokeyness from the bacon adds a certain layer to the overall flavor.

maoski's picture
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quick easy and yummy, i even had enough of the liquid left to take to work the next day as a hot soup ;)

bethocallaghan's picture
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Sauce thin - but didn't think that was a problem really. I served it with hot buttery, garlicy macaroni (didn't have any french noodles in). Really nice - might add mushrooms like someone suggested next time.

oatsie100's picture
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Well, i've added a dash of white wine and cut a little from the stock, not added the creme fraiche, peas and lettuce yet and can hear my husband making delighted sounds from the kitchen, so am assuming all is well. Oh and it smells good!

pauliepops66's picture
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I love this recipe. First time I made it, I forgot to put the creme fraiche in, and it was still lovely. Made it again last night (with the creme fraiche!),

kirsty69's picture
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My family loved this recipe and I will definately be making this again......

lindamays's picture
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I loved this recipe (also can vary it as well) will definitely make it again

alexparker6's picture

This is so easy and great for summer entertaining. I made it for two friends and just left it (before putting in the peas, lettuce and creme fraiche) until my friends arrived - brilliant!
Served with potatoes to soak up the sauce.

victoriacorby's picture
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Delicious, will definitely do again. If using chicken breasts cut the cooking time though.

dermotmcnamara's picture

Very simple, very easy, very tasty

sueandfinlay's picture
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I cooked this for my family (of 8) and everyone loved it - from toddlers to hubby. Had to use sour cream, as couldn't get hold of creme fraiche, served it with rice and it went down a treat. will definitely make this one on a regular basis - thank you x

scarer's picture
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Really nice but next time I will add cornflour to thicken the sauce before adding the creme fraiche at the end.

louiseandskippy's picture
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I cooked the recipe from memory and forgot the garlic, but it was delicious anyway. The peas give a lovely sweetness to the dish. I thought the sauce was going to be a bit thin so added a little flour before pouring in the stock. A simple, quick recipe with great flavours.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Nice recipe, but nothing special. The sauce was thinner than I expected, but still nice enough. Not sure I will be in a rush to make this one again

mdehaan's picture

I am eating it now and love it! Used 4 chicken breasts but used the amount of veggies as stated. Just because I like veggies and eating it alone. Baked potato a side works well, rice might too.

rachelmorse's picture

Cooked exactly as the recipe said and it worked perfectly. Very easy and would definitely cook again. Other half loved it!

gemma99's picture
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This is so easy to make and extremely tasty. I added mushrooms and replaced the lettuce with spinach. Would definately make this again!

yellowrose852's picture
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Made this for my son and husband and was very easy, I used natural yoghurt instead of creme fraiche.

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