Chicken with creamy bacon penne

Chicken with creamy bacon penne

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(103 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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Trez Harvey
22nd Dec, 2019
Very bland needed more sauce and peas needed more time. Next time I will add creme fresh as well as cream. After reading comme its I will add some cheeses
4th Apr, 2019
This was ok, I added onion and Parmesan - I think it would have been quite bland without them. The chicken was nice and juicy but I wouldn’t rush to make this again.
11th Jul, 2018
Made this tonight and it was really tasty. I didn't quite follow exactly as only had creme fraiche and chicken thighs which I quartered.. Also chucked in a few leftover spring onions. Easy and quick to make and tastes delicious.
26th May, 2018
Amazing!!!! Must add Parmesan, fresh rosemary and garlic!
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?
dave6376's picture
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.


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26th May, 2018
Add Parmesan, fresh garlic and rosemary! Without it I would imagine it being quite bland. Amazing!!!
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