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Chicken and Bacon Melt

Chicken fillets topped with crispy bacon and melty cheese, add chips and a side salad and you have one tasty meal.

Chicken bacon and cheese melt

And before you ask, yes I did eat it all up thank you very much it was very nice too. I don't expect it would have done me a bit of good (bikini wise) but hey ho it was nice!

Yield: 2

Chicken and Bacon Melt

Chicken and Bacon Melt

You'll also need:
a large frying pan, cling film, a small roasting tin and something flat to bash the chicken flat!


  • 4 rashers of smoked back bacon
  • a little vegetable or sunflower oil for frying
  • 2 chicken breast fillets - skinless
  • two handfuls of grated extra mature cheddar cheese
  • some plain flour
  • 1 egg - lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • salt and pepper


How to cook Chicken and Bacon Melt

  1. Put some flour on a plate and mix in a little salt and pepper.
  2. Put the egg into a bowl and lightly beat with a fork.
  3. Put your chicken fillets (one at a time) between large pieces of cling film.
  4. Bash with something flat and bashable (not too hard or you will tear the fillet).
  5. Be careful as you just want to make them even thickness so they cook quickly and evenly, so don't bash them too thin.
  6. Heat your frying pan and add the bacon - no need to add any oil at this stage. Cook the bacon to however you fancy, I like mine nice and crisp. 
  7. Remove the bacon and set aside. No need to wash the pan.
  8. Dip each fillet first in the flour, then the egg and then into the flour again.
  9. Put your grill on to heat up.
  10. Add a little oil to the frying pan and heat it up. Fry the chicken fillets in the hot oil for about 3 minutes each side. Check they are cooked through.
  11. When they're done, transfer them to a small roasting/baking tin.
  12. Top each fillet with two of the cooked rashers of bacon and a good handful of cheese, pop under the grill till the cheese melts.
  13. Serve with chips and salad.
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  1. Look at all that cheesy goodness Jan! Mom and dad will be viisting a few pubs in the Lake District for the next 5 weeks I am sure.

  2. I've always loved this meal when I go to a pub, it never lets you down.

  3. Yum Jan. Could eat this right now.

  4. Jan, that looks sooooo good!!! (and I just ate supper!)

  5. Bacon and melted cheese...mmm... It looks really good!

  6. I haven't cooked today, so please send me some of this. :)

  7. i love these kind of dishes where there are plenty of stuff in the plate !! Pierre de Paris

  8. everything tastes better with bacon and cheese!

  9. They didn't serve this in pubs when I lived in England. :-(

    Looks absolutely yumptious.

  10. Look at yo uand your new blog name!! Clearly, I have been missin gin action for a while :o) love the makeover and LOVE this dish. Now you have me drooling and it's not even lunchtime...

  11. Oooooh I would love this right now, in a beer garden with a pitcher of cocktails! :)


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