Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes

February 3, 2017
Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes

Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes are the ultimate in comfort food.  These savoury pancakes make a perfect kid friendly mid-week meal.

Do you love chicken and bacon crispy pancakes? Would you like to know how to make them yourself? What if I told you they were really easy to make? Spend a little time preparing the ingredients the day before and the next day you have a kid friendly meal that is ready in thirty minutes. The recipe will have the family clamouring for more. Read on to get the recipe.

Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes

There are certain foods that can bring back childhood memories. For me it’s crispy pancakes. I remember my mum making them for us when we came home from school. We would eat them in front of the television whilst watching children’s programmes.

Today children’s television is on all day. When I was a child there was an hour of children’s programs at tea time. There were hardly any TV channels either, just three. When the telly wasn’t on we had to amuse ourselves. Computers, mobile phones and the internet were readily available. If you were lucky enough to have a computer you had to load the programmes using a cassette tape. Watching television whilst eating our tea was a treat.

Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes

There is something comforting about crispy pancakes. The very act of piercing the crispy exterior is special.  Creamy chicken and bacon oozes out and you know that you are in for a treat. A crispy breadcrumb topping adds crunch.

You can still buy Findus chicken and bacon pancakes but they are hard to find in the shops. Home-made creamy chicken and bacon pancakes are much nicer and the family will love them.

What ingredients do you need for chicken and bacon pancakes?

These are the ingredients you need to make creamy chicken and bacon pancakes. Don’t forget to scroll down to get a complete printable recipe.

For the creamy chicken and bacon filling

For the pancakes

To top the pancakes

crispy chicken and bacon pancakes

How to make chicken and bacon crispy pancakes

These pancakes are really tasty and delicious, well worth the effort of making them.

Make the chicken and bacon filling

Cook the chicken and bacon: Cook the chicken until cooked through and set aside. Alternatively you can use left over cooked chicken. Cook the bacon until crisp and put on a plate with the chicken.

 Cook the onion and mushrooms: Add the onions to the pan and cook till soft. Add the mushrooms.

Make a white sauce : Stir the flour into the pan with the onions and mushrooms. Add the milk a little at a time, stirring continuously until you get a smooth sauce.

Add the chicken and bacon: Put the chicken and bacon back in the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.

Make the pancakes

The pancakes are traditional pancakes made in a frying pan the normal way.

Put the flour in a bowl: It is best to sieve the flour to make a lighter pancake.

Add the eggs and milk: Make a hollow in the middle of the flour to add them into. Whisk until smooth

Cook the pancakes: Add a little oil to a frying pan. When hot pour in the batter until it makes a thin layer on the pan. When the underside is cooked and the top is firm flip over and cook the other side. You should get four pancakes.

Put the crispy chicken and bacon pancakes together

Preheat the oven: To 200C, Gas Mark 6

Beat an egg

Add the filling: Put some filling in the middle of the pancake. Brush the edges with a beaten egg and fold the pancake over.

Add the topping: Brush the top of the pancake with the egg and sprinkle with breadcrumbs

Cook the pancakes: They should take 20 minutes in the oven

chicken and bacon crispy pancakes

Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes recipe

Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword bacon, chicken, pancake
Servings 4 people
Author Alison Maclean

Equipment

  • Large pan
  • Frying pan
  • Baking tray
  • Sharp knife
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 200 g back bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 400 ml milk
  • a little cooking oil

For the pancakes

  • 100 g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150 ml milk

For the topping

  • 1 egg
  • 50 g breadcrumbs

Instructions

Make the creamy chicken and bacon filling

  • Chop the chicken into pieces.
  • Add some oil to a pan and cook the chicken until brown and cooked though.
  • Put the chicken on a plate.
  • Cut the bacon into small pieces and add to the pan.
  • Cook until crispy.
  • Peel and chop the onion.
  • Chop the mushrooms into small pieces.
  • Add more oil to the pan if needed and cook the onion for a couple of minutes until soft
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook until soft.
  • Stir the flour into the pan then add the milk a little at a time.
  • Keep stirring until you get a smooth sauce
  • Add the chicken and bacon and a little salt and pepper to season and mix well
  • Set to one side to cool

Make the pancakes

  • To make the pancakes add the flour to a bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the eggs and milk
  • Whisk until smooth
  • Heat some oil in a pan and add a spoonful of the batter.
  • Swirl to make a thin flat pancake
  • Flip over when the underside is cooked and cook the other side
  • Set aside and make another. This should make four pancakes

Put the crispy chicken and bacon pancakes together

  • Beat an egg
  • Add the filling to the middle of the pancake and brush the edges with beaten egg.
  • Fold into a semicircle, the egg should hold the edges together
  • Brush some egg on the top of the pancake and sprinkle with breadcrumbs
  • Place on a baking tray

Cook the pancakes

  • Preheat the oven to 200C Gas Mark 6
  • Put the pancakes in the oven for 20 minutes until crispy

Notes

If you have left over cooked chicken you can use this instead of fresh chicken.  The filling and pancakes can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. When you want to put the pancakes together you can have them ready within thirty minutes. Perfect for a family mid-week meal

Can you make crispy chicken and bacon pancakes in advance?

Yes, you can make them in advance. When you have made the chicken and bacon filling store it in the fridge in an airtight container until you need it. The pancakes can also be made in advance. Store them in a container and separate the pancakes with a layer of greaseproof paper between them.

When you want to make the pancakes you can just put the filling inside the pancakes, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and put in the oven. Preparation is the key to a quick and tasty dinner.

What do you serve with crispy chicken pancakes?

The pancakes are quite filling so serve them with a simple side salad. For a more hearty meal you could serve them with chips.

Can you freeze them?

Yes, you can freeze the crispy chicken and bacon pancakes. I would recommend freezing the filling, pancakes and breadcrumbs in separate containers. When you want to make them you can defrost them and then make up the pancakes to go in the oven.

When you freeze the pancakes make sure you separate them with greaseproof paper. It makes it easier to pull them apart when they are frozen.

Breadcrumbs freeze well so why not make a big batch and put them in separate containers so you always have some available for other recipes.

Don’t forget to label and date the containers before freezing. The ingredients will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Why not pin the recipe for later?

Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes. A savoury pancake for a delicious dinner

Other pancake recipes to try

Read more: Pancake recipes from around the world

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American blueberry pancakes
A light and fluffy pancake made with blueberries and served with a dash of syrup
Check out this recipe
Blueberry pancakes on a plate on a table with a blue napkin beside them

English pancakes with lemon and sugar

These are the thin pancakes that are traditionally served on pancake day to get rid of all the fat and sugar in the house before the start of Lent.

English Pancakes with lemon and sugar
Simple and tasty traditional English pancakes
Check out this recipe
English pancakes with lemon and sugar

What are you favourite type of pancake? Let me know below.

4 responses to “Chicken and bacon crispy pancakes”

  1. Haha twins !! I made these a couple of years ago for a retro food challenge and I was shocked at how much they taste like the shop bought ones. I was also surprised that they are actually made with pancakes, although I don’t know what else I thought they were made with ! Anyway, my version is here if you want to compare notes : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2015/10/madhouse-recipe-homemade-chicken-bacon-crispy-pancakes.html I fried mine at the end but putting them in the oven is definitely a better option because you can get them all ready at the same time. I remember the computer games with a cassette deck too – upgrading to the Commodore 64 after the Vic 20 seemed extremely hi-tech !!

  2. Galina V says:

    Delicious pancakes! My guys prefer sweet pancakes, just today they ate them with cream and banana. But I also love savoury ones. Pinned to my Pancakes board. Super meal!

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