I ♥ Nigella: Chicken Schnitzel with Bacon and White Wine

It's been quite awhile since I participated with the group at I Heart Cooking Club. They have a new feature called Potluck allowing you to play along cooking with any of the former featured chefs. There are quite a few which I love but Nigella always wins out for me. I love her cookbooks.

This version of Nigella's Chicken Schnitzel with bacon and white wine is one our go to recipes. It's easy, it's flavorful and has bacon. Love me some bacon! In stead of breast halves or tenders we used chicken legs and thighs. And rather than use a skillet, this was tipped into a roasting pan. This recipe comes from Nigella Express.

You need just a few ingredients.......

1 teaspoon garlic infused oil
4 strips of bacon (I used 6 strips)
chicken tenders, breast halves, thighs or legs...whichever you prefer
1/3 cup white wine

After heating the oil a bit add bacon and fry up until crispy. Set aside and crumble when cool.
Fry the chicken in the leftover bacon grease for a few minutes, turning to assure browning. Now tip into a large roasting pan and cover with bacon bits and white wine. Roast until chicken is cooked through, roughly 50 minutes for legs and less time for breast pieces if you are using those.

Potluck is scheduled for the week of May 20th so be sure to check it out next month at IHCC and also right here at Squirrel Head Manor. I will be linking with them with another Nigella recipe...or perhaps Jamie Oliver. We'll see what's on the menu by then.

Sharing this with IHCC. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. ♥ ♥



Deb in Hawaii said...

What a great comfort food dish! I feel like I need a visit with Nigella soon--maybe the next Potluck?! Good to have you joining in this week. ;-)

Kim said...

Nigella is a huge favorite for me. You just can't help but love her. I made this dish a couple years ago when we cooked with her. I still remember how delicious it was. Everyone loved this one, especially the kids. Bacon makes everything a winner. Yours looks delicious. Love the idea of using the thighs and legs, much juicier than the breast.

kitchen flavours said...

This looks so good! I have a few of Nigella's book, including Express and this was one of the recipes that I've bookmarked to try! Looks utterly scrumptious!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Pleased you joined in with a NIgella dish, Tina - she's a real favourite of mine too. I especially love her "Express" dishes, and any dish that uses on four ingredients (of which one is bacon) is an absolute winner for me. Love that you simplified things even further by using legs and thighs and baking them in the oven - much prefer that to standing over a frying pan.

Pierce said...

Deb, yes I sure will join you for potluck next month!

Kim, I usually cook with the thighs and legs. The breast meat may be lower calorie but its too dry for me.

Kitchen Flavors, thank you so much for the nice comment and visiting :-)

Sue, thank you very much. I will join you all again next month, looking forward to it.

Velva said...

You can't go wrong with bacon (smile). I need to get with the program and start perusing Nigella cookbooks.


Debra Eliotseats said...

I had the best of intentions to get involved with this club, especially this month. Hasn't happened yet. Your recipe sounds delicious .

Pierce said...

Velva, you won't be sorry. I just picked up Nigella's Kitchen book and love it.

Thanks Debra!

Janel Gradowski said...

You know I love Nigella, but I haven't cooked anything from her in a while. Think I need to get out one of her cookbooks!

Beth F said...

I love Nigella too!

Tina said...

Janel, You won't be sorry! Love Nigella..very much.

Beth F- Right?! She is a goddess :-)

Esme said...

This is a recipe that I would like to try.

Tina said...

Thank you for visiting, Esme. Hope you enjoy it if you try it.

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