Creamy chicken with bacon penne and sea salt

Creamy chicken with bacon, penne and sea salt. This is a quick and easy chicken dish, for two people, that can be prepared in minutes.  As everything is prepared in one large pan there is no messy cleaning up to do.

A simple no fuss recipe suitable for beginners.  Just gather your ingredients together before starting and you will be serving this easy-to-prepare dish in no time at all.  Perfect for a quiet night in.

Adding a sprinkle of coarse flaky sea salt just before serving adds a lovely crunchy texture to the dish.

This also works well with salmon or other fish such as cod or haddock.

Creamy chicken with bacon, penne and sea salt

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts– cut into small equal sized pieces
  • 100g lardons (smoked or unsmoked)
  • 4tbsp white wine
  • 100g frozen peas or broccoli pieces
  • 5tbsp double cream
  • 220g fresh cooked penne
  • 1 tbsp fresh-cut parsley
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper

Cooking Instructions for creamy chicken with bacon, penne and sea salt

  • Slowly heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, being careful not to burn it
  • Gently add the chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes, turning each piece over halfway through
  • Add the lardons to the pan and cook until brown and crispy
  • Pour in the wine and warm through until it starts to bubble and reduce slightly.
  • Stir in the peas/broccoli, cream, and penne and thoroughly mix through ensuring everything is coated in the sauce
  • Season with flaky coarse sea salt and some fresh ground black pepper
  • Cover the pan and let the mixture cook for a further 5 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through.
  • Sprinkle over the parsley and a small amount of coarse flaky sea salt just before serving

Nutritional information per serving

  • Calories: 639
  • Protein: 48g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fat: 38g
  • Saturated fat: 17g
  • Fibre: 3g
  • Salt: 1.86g

Health benefits of creamy chicken with bacon, penne and sea salt

Did you know that chicken breast, without the skin, is a healthy protein product? It is a low-protein source and may, when used successfully, help with with weight loss, muscle development and bone health.

Since it is packed full of nutrients it can be easily be included in the modern diet and is readily available to purchase in local supermarkets.

Cooking tips

Try swapping the chicken for fish if you want to enjoy different flavors. Fish such as salmon, haddock and cod are all good substitutes for meat.

You could also try adding a few different spices to add additional flavor.

And remember just follow the main recipe and add whatever combination you like for more delicious dishes – you can’t go wrong. 

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