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Bacon, Chicken and Veggies

Bacon, Chicken and Vegetables

Bacon, Chicken and Vegetables is absolutely delicious! A light and flavorful sauce with or without the bacon or ham, served on a bed of rice or pasta!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, chicken, dinner idea, easy dinner, easy recipe


  • large skillet
  • saucepan


  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite sized chunks
  • salt as needed
  • pepper as needed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ pound bacon, ham, pancetta. back bacon or canadian bacon more or less to taste
  • 1 cup onion, yellow or white, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced more or less to taste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth -
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, dried
  • 1 can (28 oz) canned tomatoes, crushed or diced, undrained


  • Place a large sized skillet, over medium to medium high heat, on your stove top with some oil.
  • Wait for the oil to shimmer or until a drop of water flicked in it dances.
  • Rinse and dry your chicken breasts. Cut into chunks and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken chunks in your skillet and stir until browned.
  • Place a good sized pot on a different element.
  • Once chicken is done dump from your skillet and place inside the large pot.
  • Next add your chopped bacon, ham, pancetta, back or canadian bacon to the skillet and stir until brown.
  • Open your can of canned tomatoes and pour into the pot with the chicken.
  • Turn your element on to low so the canned tomatoes heat up with your chicken.
  • Once your bacon is brown add it to the pot with the chicken.
  • If you need more oil, at any time, in your skillet, feel free to add some and allow it to heat up.
  • Next, you are going to soften your carrots in the skillet.
  • After a minute or so add the celery and onions.
  • Stir regularly.
  • Add garlic. Keep stirring.
  • Add wine and broth.
  • Keep stirring and scraping up those little bits.
  • Add salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Dump skillet contents into your large pot and pull the large pot on to the hot element.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • A little more or a little less will not really matter.
  • While sauce is cooking in your large pot make rice or pasta according to package directions for serving. Enjoy!