French-style chicken with peas & bacon

French-style chicken with peas & bacon

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(150 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This creamy one-pot chicken dish is a great-value way of feeding the whole family

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal379
  • fat16g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein51g
  • salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch spring onions, roughly chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 300ml hot chicken stock
  • 250g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, roughly shredded
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche

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.

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pmr747
12th May, 2019
5.05
Loved this. I stuck to the recipe and it was perfect. Served with rice to mop up all of the lovely juice. Definitely a new regular for us
donnavosper
18th Jan, 2019
4.05
This was lovely, I used 200 ml stock and 100 ml white wine. I added carrots, mushrooms, green beans and leeks as well as everything in the recipe. I served with rice. There was definitely not too much stock. I dipped the chicken in seasoned flour prior to cooking so maybe that helped. Don’t forget to season this dish! I also added a tablespoon of whole grain mustard along with the creme fraiche.
joannewall
2nd Dec, 2018
5.05
Very tasty. Made tweaks - some as suggested by other comments. Added chestnut mushrooms and carrots. Also chopped chicken into pieces. Missed out lettuce as for me lettuce is salad. Would consider adding spinach next time at end until wilted. Added good slosh of white wine and much less stock. No need to add cornflour as less liquid. All in all a nice dinner dish.
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Fiona Conlon Dunne
19th Jun, 2018
5.05
Adore this recipe! I’d recommend using cornflour to thicken the sauce, doubling up on the garlic and using half fat crème fraîche! Really quick and yummmmm!
tracymck
25th Mar, 2018
5.05
Really delicious, just added cornflour to thicken the sauce at the end and used chicken breasts instead of thighs. Clear plates all round!
lobsterpot1
18th Jan, 2018
4.05
Liked this just as it was. No need to change a thing.
Pugdisco
17th Jan, 2018
5.05
Great, simple, midweek meal. Deflected somewhat from the original recipe: Added tarragon, used bone in chicken thighs, added Greek yoghurt (rather than creme fraiche), onions (instead of spring onions) and celery and 100ml white wine, all seasoned well for a tasty, reasonably priced meal. Served, as another suggested, with potato wedges. Would definitely make again.
catie74
25th Apr, 2017
A good all round family recipe. Make the sauce slightly thicker and serve with rice and green beans or asparagus (or both)
16.59
21st Apr, 2017
4.05
This is a favourite in our family though the dish has evolved slightly now in that I add a tablespoon of mild curry powder to give some warmth to the sauce and also some cornflour to thicken it up slightly so not so runny.
bacon-n-egg
28th Jul, 2016
5.05
Used bone in skin on thighs and browned well, onion, fatty bacon, home grown peas and lettuce. Addition of tarragon and fresh parsley. Cooked 40 mins. Only had fresh cream too. Looked fresh and summery. Went down a treat with all the family. Children loved it. Will make again def need a glug of wine though.

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BeBopTalulah
22nd Jun, 2018
5.05
Really simple and delicious. Don’t add salt, the bacon takes care of that. Sauce is runny, but PERFECT with a mound of buttery mash. I would probably thicken it if I was serving without potatoes.
eydmann
6th Oct, 2014
Whereabouts on each recipe does it say whether you can freeze?
eydmann
6th Oct, 2014
Where in the recipe does it say whether you can freeze or not?
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