Chicken with creamy bacon penne

Chicken with creamy bacon penne

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 13 mins


Serves 2

This rich, luxurious one pan supper is stunningly simple to make and ready in under 25 minutes

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal639
  • fat38g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein48g
  • salt1.86g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 100g smoked lardon (chopped bacon)
  • 4 tbsp dry white wine
  • 100g frozen petits pois
  • 5 tbsp double cream
  • 220g packet 8oz cooked penne


  1. Heat the oil in a deep nonstick frying pan, then add the chicken breasts and scatter round the lardons. Leave to cook over a high heat for 4 minutes while you gather the other ingredients together.

  2. Turn the chicken over in the pan, give the lardons a stir, then pour in the wine and let it bubble over a high heat until it has virtually evaporated. Now add the petit pois, the cream and penne, season, then stir well. Cover the pan and cook for 4 minutes more until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Serve straight away.

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3rd May, 2017
This is a nice easy go to recipe, easy to prep and quick to cook, it's a family favourite for a speedy midweek meal. I use half fat creme fraiche in place of cream to keep the calories down.
29th Dec, 2014
What's vermouth?
22nd Feb, 2017
Don't you have a dictionary or access to Google?
30th Nov, 2014
Had to do a fairly modified version due to ingredients, but I chopped the chicken into chunks, added a sliced courgette and used vermouth instead of wine - and double the cream. A dollop of Dijon mustard later and it was delicious. No pasta so served it with wet polenta, which complemented it better I thought. Will do again but definitely add onions and mushrooms next time.
25th Sep, 2014
I added some crushed garlic, chopped up the chicken and added more wine and cream. Wished I had just added the chicken straight into the wine, as it got a bit tough and chewy from being cooked first! Would definitely make it again, but poaching the chicken in the wine/cream instead would work better I think.
3rd Jul, 2014
Very easy and loved by the who family. I chopped the chicken breast into large chunks for quicker cooking. All cooked in the time it took to boil the pasta.
28th Feb, 2014
Excellent and very quick. Added an onion, only had a small amount of wine so added chicken stock. Used light Philadelphia with spring onion and black pepper instead of cream. Very yummy!
3rd Sep, 2014
Isn't that basically a different recipe?
12th Feb, 2014
Delicious. This will become a favourite in our house. I chopped the chicken into bite sized pieces and I did add fresh thyme and mushrooms, because I had them in the fridge and used creme fraiche instead of cream. Took advice from other comments and added some Parmesan and black pepper.
18th Jan, 2014
Made this tonight for dinner, it really was very tasty! I did make a few changes, I added some parmesan abd obviously plenty of freshly ground black pepper. This will definitely become a regular weekend recipe for me, but the next time I make it I'll add a shallot. I think that would add so much extra flavour.


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