Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pasta

//Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pasta

This has been a favourite of mine for over 8 years when a lovely friend shared her version of this with me. A few tweaks later and this is a regular.

Don’t let the sour cream scare you. I hated sour cream before tasting this dish. You can switch it for the Philadelphia Cream for Cooking if you prefer that or Creme Friache. The flavour isn’t as nice but still tasty.

You can also bulk this up with veggies. Peas, corn and broccoli work well.

I also use the chicken mix in puff pastry and make into parcels. Everyone who I’ve made them for LOVES them. This is my signature dish.

 

Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pasta
Serves 4
One of our absolute favourite dinners. Serve the chicken sauce over pasta as per the below recipe or pop it into some puff pastry to make parcels.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 400g dry pasta of choice
  2. 2 chicken breasts
  3. 6 pieces of shortcut bacon, diced
  4. 1 leek, roughly chopped
  5. 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  6. 10g olive oil
  7. 1/2 tabs "season all" seasoning
  8. 300g sour cream
  9. 50g grated cheese
  10. Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to packet.
  2. Cut up chicken into 2cm x 2cm size pieces and coat in season all.
  3. Place leek and garlic into bowl. Blitz on speed 9 for 5 secs. Scrape down.
  4. Add bacon and oil and cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  5. Attach whisk attachment.
  6. Add chicken and cook at 100 degrees, reverse, speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  7. Open lid and scrape the chicken off the whisk attachment and scrape down the bowl. Keep the whisk attachment in.
  8. Add sour cream. Cook at 100 degrees, reverse, speed 2 for 15 minutes. In the last 4 minutes add the cheese and pepper.
  9. Pour over cooked pasta. Mix and serve.
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By |2014-05-09T13:15:02+00:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|7 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

7 Comments

  1. Alex November 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta,

    Could Herbamare be used in place of season all? If so, would the same quantity apply?

    Looking forward to trying this!

    Thanks 🙂

    • Peta November 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      No Season All is very essential in this dish as this is where you get bulk flavour.

  2. Dena February 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    I’m usually very sceptical about cooking chicken at the best of times but I gave this meal a go and I won’t be frightened to cook chicken in the thermomix again. It was well cooked and flavourful. My husband went back for seconds. I had intended to bulk it up with vegetables but I was late getting started and in the end I felt it didn’t need it as it’s a very filling meal. There is left overs so maybe I’ll add vegies to that and make into the parcels!

  3. Kylie February 19, 2015 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    It states 50gm of grated cheese? What sorted of cheese?? Cheddar, Parmesan ??
    Thanks
    Kylie

  4. Marama May 21, 2015 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Made this last night and it was very nice. Put in a punnet of mushrooms (step 6) and used YIAH for seasoning. I added a bit of hot water and cornflour after step 7 which made lots of flavourful sauce to cover the pasta. So quick, will make this next times guests come to stay. And will also experiment with broccoli and herbs,

  5. Carmel May 27, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    This was yummy as! My chicken ended up shredded though.. Not sure what went wrong followed the recipe to the T 🙁 still yummy and shredded was better for my toddler anyway. This will be a regular dish at my place 🙂

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