French-style chicken with peas & bacon

French-style chicken with peas & bacon

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(125 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


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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  • 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



    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


  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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21st Sep, 2015
I made this tonight, with a few twists. I got chicken thighs with bone. I added small button onions, and small mushrooms. I coated each piece of chicken with flour before frying it (6 min on each side), then took the chicken out and cooked the halved button onions and mushrooms until the onions softened, added garlic for 30sec, then added the chicken and bacon back, 300ml of stock, and about 100ml of white wine, a bit or tarragon, a bit of thyme, and a bay leaf (and a bit of salt, I like my salt!). I let it all simmer for 40min, then took out my portion and added peas and boiled it for another 5 min (my other half does not eat peas), and finally added cream to my portion just before serving. I saved it with mash, and bread for the leftover juices. It was very very nice. If I were to change something, I would leave it a bit more to cook, perhaps 1 hour (the chicken was cooked through, no problem, but I would have liked it to fall off the bone), and I wouldn't bother with the peas. A lot of liquor leftover, but I'm already thinking of reusing the excess tomorrow by poaching eggs in it, and serving with fresh bread. Yummy!
22nd Jul, 2015
Great recipe, fed my family of four easily! However, a lot of extra sauce, would go well with mash potatoes to soak up some of the excess while retaining the flavour.
11th Mar, 2015
We decided that it was nothing special because the liquid was too runny and bland.
26th Oct, 2014
This is deeeeeeelish!
30th Sep, 2014
Lovely, quick and easy dish. Family very keen on it too.
14th Aug, 2014
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.
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.
21st Jun, 2014
The kids love this with rice and some mange tout and broccoli or asparagus on the side
17th Jun, 2014
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.
9th Jun, 2014
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.


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