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.
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.
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.
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.
These pancakes are really tasty and delicious, well worth the effort of making them.
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.
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.
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
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.
The pancakes are quite filling so serve them with a simple side salad. For a more hearty meal you could serve them with chips.
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?
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What are you favourite type of pancake? Let me know below.