Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken wrapped in bacon
We’re a third of the way into Winter and comfort food is calling me. This recipe is happily doubled, so make two batches at once – one for the slow cooker now and one to freeze!
This serves our family of 4 (one breast each for the two adults with the third split in half for the kids), we serve it with some rice and crusty bread and a salad if you feel so inclined. You could sneak in an extra chicken piece or two if required as there is plenty of sauce.
- 3 chicken breasts
- 3 rashers of streaky bacon (regular is fine if you prefer)
- 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup
- 250ml of Philadelphia cooking cream
- 1 onion (or leek), finely chopped
- 1 carrot, diced
- 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
- ½ cup of frozen peas and corn mix (or just peas)
- Olive oil
- In a frying pan, par cook the bacon rashers until lightly browned. Set aside on paper towel and add a little olive oil to the pan.
- Cook onion/leek until translucent and add the soup, philly cream, carrots and Dijon mustard and stir to combine. Season with cracked pepper to taste.
- Trim the chicken breast of any excess fat and wrap each in a bacon rasher. Place in slow cooker.
- Cover with the sauce and cook for 6 hours on low.
- Add the frozen peas and corn with around 30 minutes to go.
- Preparing Freezer Meals
- If you are wanting to prepare the recipe for freezer bags, ignore the pre-cooking. Just trim your chicken breast and wrap with bacon. Pop into a freezer bag expelling as much air as possible.
- Add your onion/leek, carrots, soup mix, and mustard to another bag, seal and shake around to combine. The cream is added on the day.
- Place on a baking tray to freeze flat (remove tray once frozen, and you have a frozen meal in a bag which only takes up a little room). I also pop both bags into one larger bag to keep them together in the freezer.
- I thaw out my meals the day before required, in the fridge.
- Mix in your cream with the sauce before pouring over the chicken. Season with cracked pepper.
- Cook as above, 6 hours on low.