French-style chicken with peas & bacon

French-style chicken with peas & bacon

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(121 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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cshobbs
11th Mar, 2015
2.55
We decided that it was nothing special because the liquid was too runny and bland.
floozeygirl
26th Oct, 2014
5.05
This is deeeeeeelish!
lisagil
30th Sep, 2014
5.05
Lovely, quick and easy dish. Family very keen on it too.
fayesiedaisy
14th Aug, 2014
3.8
Made this tonight for me and the hubby and it was well received! Easy to make although I did need to use extra oil for the chicken browning as the bacon didn't really give off enough fat for this, also I thought it needed a touch more stock as the chicken had started to stick by the end, but all in all it was lovely and healthy to boot! Served with roasties and spring greens. Will be making again.
jojo-jojo
1st Aug, 2014
This is a really quick and easy dish, and one that i use regularly. I tend to use chicken breast and instead of creme fraiche, I used a dollop or two of the lowest fat cream cheese. I also add a tin of butter beans at the end to make it go further.
catie74
21st Jun, 2014
The kids love this with rice and some mange tout and broccoli or asparagus on the side
Foodie925
17th Jun, 2014
5.05
This is so simple and really tasty. I followed the exact recipe and it turned out just like picture and was so delicious. Really glad to have found another quick weekday dish that's as tasty as this one.
jenabrady91
9th Jun, 2014
3.8
Not always a massive fan of chicken thighs but really enjoyed this and was simple and quick, perfect for a healthy tea after work! Served ours with sweet potato mash and swapped the frozen peas for mangetout.
EmmaCatterson
16th Apr, 2014
3.8
Really tasty yet so simple. This is definitely a winner in my house.
WB
31st Mar, 2014
3.8
Easy and tasty supper dish, I think next time I'll use chicken thighs with bone in, which will make it more economical for an everyday meal. If serving for a guest meal again , I'll be tempted to add some wine/mushrooms/extra creme fraiche to dress it up a bit.

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