Chicken with a Leek and Bacon Creamy Sauce

    1 hour

    This is a great family meal but is also special enough for a dinner party.


    Surrey, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 chicken breasts
    • 3 leeks, sliced and washed
    • 1 packet unsmoked back bacon, cut up into bite size pieces
    • 300ml single cream
    • 80g flour
    • 80g butter
    • 300ml semi skimmed milk
    • a knob of butter for frying
    • 300g mature cheddar cheese, grated
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Fry the bacon in the knob of butter, drain put to one side.
    2. In the bacon juices add the leeks and a bit more butter if needed. Cook until soft. Put with bacon when done, tip the juices over.
    3. Make the white sauce: Melt 80g of butter, stir in flour, with a whisk add the milk. Still on the heat, keep whisking until all the lumps have gone and thickened up. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Add the cream and more milk if too thick. If too runny, in a cup mix some more flour and milk, making sure there are no lumps and add bit by bit until thicker. Add the cooked leeks and bacon, stir in. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
    5. Tip half the sauce into an ovenproof dish. Place the chicken breasts on top of the sauce. Tip the rest of the sauce over the chicken. Cover with foil. Cook in the oven temp 190 C / Gas 5 for 30 mins.

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    Reviews in English (8)


     -  06 Nov 2011


    Absolutely lovely  -  24 Apr 2013


    Delicious - though it did take more than 30 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook, more like 1.5 to 2 hours in total. Well worth the wait.  -  26 Mar 2014