Chicken and bacon are a fantastic combo, one of my favourites (bacon is the answer to everything, of course). This is a great and simple meal centre for the whole family, even my 6 year old loves it (although he asks about having a yorkshire pudding with it!)
For 4-6 you will need:
- 600g chicken breasts, sliced into thick chunks
- 4 rashers smoked back bacon, chopped up with scissors
- 2 large leeks, sliced
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 200ml double cream
- 250ml semi skimmed milk
- 150g grated cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Half teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon plain flour
- Zest of 1 lemon
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
Fry the onions, garlic and bacon in a large pan until everything starts to brown. Add the chicken and fry for five minutes until it also starts to brown on all sides. Add the leeks and fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly. Sprinkle over the parsley, mustard, flour and lemon zest together with a good seasoning of black pepper and a little salt.
Stir until well combined. Pour over the cream and milk and stir in 100g of the cheese. Let this simmer for 5-10 minutes so the sauce really thickens.
Pour this into a baking dish, sprinkle over the remaining cheese and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
Serve with some fresh greens and new potatoes.