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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Chicken, Bacon & Leek Casserole (Slow Cooker)

This is my favourite thing to cook by far at the moment, and is delicious with mash!

Serves 3-4 people

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 25g Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • 3 Shallots (I used 2 White Onions)
  • 1 Large Leek
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (Thin sliced)
  • 4 Rashers of Smoked Streaky Bacon (I used Value bacon and it tastes great!)
  • 2 Sprigs of thyme, leaved removed (I just used dried to my taste)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 400ml White Wine
  • 200ml Chicken Stock
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon of Cornflour (Thickener)
Method:
  1. Fry the bacon in the oil until it starts going crispy, then add the chicken until it is browned.
  2. Put chicken and bacon into the slow cooker.
  3. In the same frying pan, fry the butter, garlic and onions / shallots until golden.
  4. Mix the onions / shallots, garlic and leek with the chicken and bacon in the slow cooker.
  5. Add the wine, stock, thyme and bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with the lid and cook on High for 5-6 Hours or Low for 8-10 Hours.
  7. I like to add some cornflour to thicken the sauce and make it creamier. Mix 1 Tablespoon of Cornflour with a little bit of water in a mug to form a thin paste. Add this into the slowcooker and leave to cook with the lid off for a further 10 mins whilst you get the rest of your meal ready. This is optional and is purely preference.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Note: I have tried this on High and on Low, with and without the cornflour and it tastes just a delicious everytime so it is down to you which you choose depending on how much time you have (and if you are like me, what window your toddlers will allow!).

Tip: If you don't have any white wine (I tend to use left overs if we have any!) you can add more stock instead. Either Vegetable or Chicken Stock are absolutely fine.

3 comments:

  1. Made this for dinner last night. Tasted fantastic and so easy to make. My housemate even had the leftovers for breakfast. Will definately make this one again

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! It's one that never fails to please, and because it's so easy, it makes it even better if you've got people coming round or you are busy in the day because you can just leave it to do it's thing!

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  2. I made this tonight for my daughter-in-law and grandchildren, and it was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.

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