Our chicken and bacon recipes will provide you with mouth watering recipe ideas for these two delicious ingredients. Have some leftover chicken from your Sunday roast? Here are some ways to use it up in some quick, tasty and affordable recipes - take a look!
We’ve rustled up some of our favourite chicken and bacon recipes for all of your weekly dinner requirements! These recipes are not only delicious, healthy and quick to make, but some of them are also a great way to use up any leftover chicken from your Sunday roast throughout the week – what’s not to love? Even better, you won’t find yourself delving too deep into your pocket to make them, as they’re all so very cheap!
Chicken and bacon go together perfectly in so many combinations but these are just a few that we think you and your family will enjoy. From pasta to rice dishes, a 10-minute quick lunch to an indulgent family meal, these recipes suit everyone.
They’re great for a busy family as a mid-week meal and include a variety of vegetables – the perfect way to sneak them into the kids. Since they can be ready so quickly, you won’t find yourself wasting any precious time throughout your week – result!
We especially like how these recipes give what could be quite ordinary dishes a bit of a twist, with little added extras such as the mushrooms in our Carbonara, some Dijon mustard to give our baked chicken a hearty flavour or the crunch of the Savoy cabbage in our pasta dish, all of which make the meals that bit more satisfying and tasty.
These added touches make all the difference to your meals and could brighten up your week. Although, if our chosen vegetables aren’t to your fancy, don’t be afraid to switch them for others; these dishes are so versatile, they work well with all kinds of different flavours.
First on the list is a wholesome, tasty chicken and bacon risotto which is also pleasant on your pockets using pudding rice instead of risotto rice to save you some pennies! It’s a quick and easy meal to make for hungry tummies and the frozen peas are a great way to add in some greens and an extra bit of bite.
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Up next is this classic carbonara pasta dish, which is always a crowd pleaser! Take a look at the recipe video which will have you making this in a flash, time and time again. Mushrooms are a great additional vegetable to give this classic dish a twist.
For a special occasion or when the whole family is round, what’s better than a hearty Dijon chicken dish? The touch of mustard really deepens the flavour which will definitely warm you up on a cold evening, such a satisfying meal!
Everyone loves a pie that is hearty and warming and this chicken, bacon and mushroom pie does just the trick, ensuring that while the pastry is deliciously crisp, the filling is incredibly moist and creamy. It’s the perfect dish for when you’re feeling under the weather or perhaps for one of those chillier evenings.
This chicken with goat’s cheese and bacon is great for dinner parties as it looks impressive on the plate, tastes delicious but is cheap as chips and ready in a flash! It can be served with any accompaniment of your choice: for lunch, try a fresh side salad and for dinner, perhaps try some new potatoes and tenderstem broccoli.
Next, this recipe for wrapped chicken stuffed with Boursin is great for adding a bit of a spin to an otherwise routine chicken dish. The juicy bacon works a treat for locking in the flavour of the garlic that bursts out from the Boursin, and it can be served with any side of your choice.
Who would’ve thought that cabbage would be the perfect accompaniment to chicken and bacon pasta? The tenderness of the chicken works beautifully with the crunch of the crispy bacon and savoy cabbage to add something different to a weekday dinner!
Chicken and bacon fried rice is a really speedy make for either lunch or dinner and can be eaten as a main or as a side. The spring onions and soy sauce means it’s bursting with flavour but be careful with adding salt as the bacon gives a really savoury hit already.
Is it one of those days where you fancy a salad but you want to feel full? This Caesar chicken pasta will solve that problem. Caesar salads are a classic favourite and by adding some egg noodles you get the same great taste but it will just fill that extra space in your hungry tummy!
Finally, this is a real winner. Our American chicken burger dinner is perfect for the kids as a treat and you will definitely get smiles all round. Rustled up in only half an hour you can have this on the table in no time and you’ll be surprised how good it tastes. The chilli jam is optional but we think it’s great for adding that extra kick.