One Pan Creamy Basil Chicken With Bacon & Corn And Cauli-Mash
One Pan Creamy Basil Chicken With Bacon and Corn what can I say about you. You are super easy quick to make, you're fuss-free and only require a handful of ingredients. Can make you in one pan so fewer dishes for this tired mum to wash up and oh let's not forget how utterly delicious you are. I mean who can't pass up bacon in a dish. Uh, not me. I am a bacon fiend. It's a weakness that I find it hard to resist anything with bacon in it. Tell me you are the same? I feel like these days my cooking style has changed from loving to cook and experimenting in the kitchen to survival mode and feeling like anything that requires more than a couple of steps is far too hard for me to cook on a weeknight. I mean I feel like by the end of the day I've fed enough humans every couple of hours why the heck do they need to eat dinner too. Can't they just eat cereal and be happy about it?
The act of cooking dinner for the family each night is a process which I feel like a fight against a lot. Around morning tea time I consult the menu plan as to what we are having for dinner (menu plan is a survival mode mum's lifesaver) and pull out what meat I need to cook for said dinner. Now if I had my head screwed on I would cook what I can for dinner when the kid's go down for a nap in the afternoon but I am just so jolly tired that I glance at the food on the bench and go "meh" and go and have a nap or read a book instead. Sometimes you just gotta switch off from the world. When 3.30pm rolls around and chaos reigns with all the kids whining at my feet for snacks, they're tired, want to watch cartoons, or trying to juggle helping out with homework I then think dammit I should have cooked dinner earlier. Still haven't learnt my lesson though. Ha.
This One Pan Creamy Basil Chicken With Bacon & Corn is a sister recipe to my Creamy Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms & Herbs. Except this one has a different flavour profile and it's got BACON. Need I say more. Since I had my lazy pants on I went with serving the chicken with a simple but oh so delicious Cauli-mash that is my go-to comfort food with a dish like this. This dish is perfect in the deep of winter, early autumn or in my case the tendrils of spring reaching into the cold depths of winter tantalising us with how close it is. Whatever the weather is at your place make sure you add this dish to your menu plan and I promise you if you have your lazy pants on like I did it will be the perfect dinner for your family.
P.s This dish would make a great slow cooker meal. I mean just fry off the bacon before adding to the crockpot or slow cooker and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook it for 4-6 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Add the cornflour about 30 minutes before serving to thicken the gravy.