One pan creamy chicken and bacon
Chicken, Pork

One pan creamy chicken and bacon

One pan creamy chicken and bacon

One pan creamy chicken and bacon

A tasty creamy chicken and bacon dish. An easy dish that could become a weekly favourite.
Course Chicken
Cuisine Australian
Servings 4 serves


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 grams chicken breasts or chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 whole brown onion, finely chopped
  • 125 grams bacon rashers, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 300 mls cream
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup pecorino cheese or parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 60 grams baby spinach
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • crusty bread


  • Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken . Cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until golden and browned. Transfer to a plate.
    browning chicken breast in pan.
  • Add remaining oil to pan. Add onion and bacon . Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens and bacon is golden. Add garlic . Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Transfer 1/4 of the bacon mixture to a bowl. Cover to keep warm.
    cooking onion and bacon.
  • Return chicken to pan with cream , stock , parmesan and 1 1/3 cups water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
    returning chicken to pan with onion and bacon and cream.
  • Stir in peas and spinach . Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Remove pan from heat. Stir in lemon rind . Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with reserved cooked bacon. Serve with crusty bread.
    simmering dish in pan and adding spinach and peas.
Keyword baby spinach, bacon rashers, brown onion, chicken breasts, chicken stock, cream, crusty bread, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, pecorino cheese

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