Chicken, bacon and leeks with bechamel

Chicken cassolette 42

A great meat-based recipe made with chicken, bacon, and leeks. That is a quite comforting dish that could be prepared one day and heat in the oven the next day, convenient when busy.

  • SERVE: serveserve
  • PREPARATION: 20 minutes
  • COOK: 60 minutes

What do you need?

  • 150 g of leeks
  • 200 of chicken breast
  • 50 g of bacon or pancetta
  • 20 g of butter
  • Salt, pepper
  • Breadcrumb

For the Béchamel:

  • 40 g of flour
  • 400 ml of milk
  • 40 g of butter

How to make Chicken, bacon, and leeks with bechamel?

  • Start by washing carefully the leeks and then slice them
  • In a pan at medium heat, put the 20g butter and let it melt, then add the pieces of leeks
  • Cover it and let it cook at small heat for 20 minutes, stirring it from time to time
  • Slice the chicken breast in small pieces
  • Steam the chicken breast for 20 minutes

! Instead of using chicken breast, some chicken leftover can be used. If it is a case, there is no need to steam the chicken

  • Slice the bacon slices

!  This step is not necessary if using pancetta

  • Prepare the béchamel: in a pan at medium heat, mix together the flour and the milk, then add the butter and cook it for 10 minutes, stirring regularly
  • Grease 2 oven trays
  • In the oven tray, put together the leeks, bacon and chicken
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add the béchamel
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add some breadcrumbs
  • Put in the oven at 180°C for 20 minutes
  • Serve it straight away

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