Chicken and Bacon Melt - Nice Pub Grub

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

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!

So easy to make to!
To serve 2 you will need: 
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
 a large frying pan,cling film, a small roasting tin and
something flat to bash the chicken flat with!

Put some flour on a plate and mix in a little salt and pepper.
Put the lightly beaten egg in a small bowl along with two teaspoons of water and mix. 

Put your chicken fillets (one at a time) between a large piece of cling film.
Bash with something flat and bashable (not too hard or you will tear the fillet).
You just want to make them even thickness so they cook quicker and evenly - you don't want them too thin.
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.  Remove the bacon and set aside.  No need to wash the pan.

Dip each fillet first in the flour, then the egg and then into the flour again.
Put your grill on to heat up.
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.  
When they are transfer them to a small roasting/baking tin. 
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.
Job done - just serve with chips and salad.


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

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

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

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

  7. everything tastes better with bacon and cheese!

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

    Looks absolutely yumptious.

  9. 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...

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


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