Chicken and bacon crisp topper

Chicken and bacon crisp topper


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About this recipe: This is a dish I had some years ago which I've tried to emulate here. I've had some degree of success, but suffice to say, it was a different taste altogether. However, it was still a very tasty dish, and went down well with the family. Hope you enjoy!

madcapmushroom Tyne and Wear, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 200g penne pasta (or other)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 peppers, chopped (1 red, 1 yellow)
  • oil as needed
  • 400g chicken breast fillet, cubed
  • 200g bacon, fat removed, diced
  • 200g sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 150ml milk
  • 30g butter
  • 30g plain flour
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 3 packets decent cheese and onion crisps
  • 300ml single cream
  • 80g cheese (red Leicester or other)

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Bring some water to the boil, add the pasta, bring back to the boil and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Fry the onion and peppers in oil for 5 to 10 minutes, then add the chicken and bacon and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and all the spices and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat the milk but do not boil. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter before taking off the heat and stirring in the flour. Return to the heat before adding the heated milk, stirring continuously until it has a thick consistency. Add the stock, tomato puree and sugar, and stir over the heat until mixed in.
  5. In a separate container, mix the pasta, the contents of the frying pan, and the roux sauce together well. Transfer to a casserole dish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove 5 minutes before the end and crumble the crisps over the top, pour over the single cream, and sprinkle with the grated cheese before returning to the oven.

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A filling dish! - 06 Mar 2012

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