A one pan dinner slow cooked in the oven that has a sauce that is so good you want to drink it and its on the table in 40 minutes sounds to good to be true! Well this recipe is exactly that and from start to finish your meal will be on the table within 40 minutes and I guarantee not even the fussiest of eaters will turn their nose up!
This recipe is an accident. I had one of those days where nothing went to plan from the moment I woke up until I realised at 5pm I had not put on the slow cooker as I had planned to. Instead of having our original honey soy slow cooked chicken (another amazing meal) I instead put a little of this and a little of that in a casserole dish and what we ended up with was soft and tender pull apart chicken with a creamy sauce that was light but had hints of mustard, honey and herbs that with every mouthful you wanted more.
This dish was so popular around our table that the hope of having leftovers for the kids the following night quickly diminished and all that was left at the end of the meal was clean plates and an empty casserole dish.
I served this with mashed potato and roasted root vegetables but looking back this is a dish that can be served with pasta, steamed rice or cooled and used in a pie so next time round I will make double the amount to freeze a portion for the next time nothing in my day goes to plan!
Prep 10 min // Cook 40 min
4 chicken breasts cut lengthwise in half to make 8 breasts
4 rashes bacon diced
1 red capsicum diced
1 onion diced
3 tbs seeded mustard
3 tbs dijon mustard
1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan
2 tbs EDMK Italian herb spiced mix (or a commercial brand)
3 tbs minced garlic
1/2 cup creme fraiche (or cooking cream)
2 tbs cornflour
2 cups liquid chicken stock
Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
Heat small amount of oil in a ovenproof casserole dish and saute the onion, capsicum and bacon for 5 min.
While the onion, bacon and capsicum is cooking, whisk together all remaining ingredients aside from chicken and Parmesan cheese until smooth.
Place chicken in a single layer at bottom on casserole and top with bacon mixture.
Pour over the sauce and then top with the cheese and gently mix through and place the casserole dish lid on.
Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and tender and serve with your preferred sides.