Easy Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Chicken

Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken served over white rice in a bowl with orange pot in background. It is a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

BIte of Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken on a fork over bowl with pot in back. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Here we go…it’s Bacon-Time!  Easy Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Chicken-Time to be exact, and it’s a perfect and quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussels sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken.  The chicken and brussels sprouts obviously balance out any unhealthiness that the oh-so-delicious bacon brings to the table, right???

 

I have to admit that while I love bacon, I generally avoid it in order to be healthier.  However, there are times in life when you just gotta indulge and eat bacon.  That time is now and it’s combined with delicious brussels sprouts, a marriage made in heaven.  This Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Chicken recipe is also a great way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving!!  Simply shred or chut the turkey and use in place of the chicken and add it to the recipe when you would add back the cooked chicken.

Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken in a pot with wood spoon on counter. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken served over white rice in a bowl with orange pot in background. It is a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR BACON BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND CHICKEN COOKING KIT

You are busy, so these are the steps you can do a day or two in advance to prepare food ahead!  (See the recipe below for more details)

Finely dice the onion. Trim the stems of the brussels sprouts if needed and peel any wilted or damaged leaves off. Then cut each in half. If a brussels sprout is much larger than the others, you can quarter it so that all pieces are roughly the same size.

Cut raw onions in measuring cup for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Cut raw Brussel Sprouts in measuring cup for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Dice the bacon and cut the chicken into bite size pieces.

Cut raw bacon for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Cut raw chicken for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).If you are doing the prep a day or more ahead, then seal in storage containers and place all prepped ingredients in the fridge.

COOK YOUR BACON BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND CHICKEN RECIPE

For this recipe and other soups and stews I absolutely LOVE My Le Creuset Dutch Oven.  It was my Mom’s and now it’s mine and I feel like she’s with me in the kitchen when I cook with it.  Not to mention, it’s just a gorgeous piece of cookware.  Of course, you can use any other soup pot or dutch oven.  Here is the one that I have 🙂

I love this dish served over rice, but you can swap with Quinoa or Pasta if you want.  Make rice according to package instructions.

Next, preheat a skillet, dutch oven, or large bottom pot on MEDIUM heat.  Add the bacon and cook to render the fat for about 8 minutes.  Remove the bacon to a plate, leaving the fat in the pan for the next step.

Diced bacon cooking in pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Cooked bacon in pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

To the bacon fat, add the chicken and brown (takes about 4-5 minutes). Then turn the chicken to brown the other side and finish cooking through. Another 3-4 minutes. Remove the chicken to the plate with the bacon.

Cooked chicken in pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Cooked chicken and bacon on plate for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).To the same pan, lower the heat to low and add the onions.  Cook for about 5 minutes to soften, stirring so as not to burn.  Turn the heat back up to medium and add the brussel sprouts with a touch of olive oil if needed at this point.  Add 1/2 tsp Salt and 1/2 tsp Pepper, then stir.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until the brussels sprouts begin to sear and soften.

Adding onions to pot for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Cooking brussel sprouts for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).Add back the chicken and bacon, then pour in the entire can of coconut milk and stir until any solids melt and all ingredients combine.

Adding cooked chicken and bacon to pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

Adding Coconut Milk to brussel sprouts and chicken in pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).Add and stir in bouillon or chicken base.  For deep flavor in quick dinners, I love to use Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base.  It adds wonderful flavor in minutes that tastes like you have been cooking for hours.

Adding Chicken base to Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken is a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).For the thickener in the sauce, I use Corn Starch, which is gluten free and doesn’t require the longer time to cook that a flour roux would take.  Make a slurry by mixing 2 tbsp corn starch into 1/4 cup cold water.  Pour the slurry into the pot, stirring to smoothly combine.  Turn the heat up to high until a soft boil, then turn down to medium.  Continue stirring as the sauce thickens.

Adding Corn starch thickener to the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

That’s it!  Serve over rice, pasta, or quinoa and ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken served over white rice in a bowl with orange pot in background. It is a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

 

 

Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken served over white rice in a bowl with orange pot in background. It is a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
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Easy Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Chicken

Here we go...it's Bacon-Time!  Easy Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Time to be exact, a perfect Fall Recipe!  This is a super easy dish that you can whip up on the stovetop in one pot in no time.  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussels sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussel Sprouts, chicken, chicken dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 3 slices Bacon
  • 3 cups Brussels Sprouts, cut into halves or quarters all bites same size
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt plus a sprinkle to season the chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper plus a sprinkle to season the chicken
  • 13.5 oz Coconut Milk 1 can
  • 1 Chicken Bouillon or 1 tsp Chicken Base I used Better than Bouillon Chicken Base
  • 1/4 cup Cold Water
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 cups White Long Grain Rice, Uncooked Quinoa or Pasta would be great too!

Instructions

Prep-Ahead

  1. Finely dice the onion.  Trim the stems of the brussels sprouts if needed and peel any wilted or damaged leaves off.  Then cut each in half.  If a brussels sprout is much larger than the others, you can quarter it so that all pieces are roughly the same size.

    Cut raw Brussel Sprouts in measuring cup for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  2. Dice the Bacon.  

    Cut raw bacon for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  3. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.  Then season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  

    Cut raw chicken for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  4. If you are doing the prep a day or more ahead, then seal in storage containers and place all prepped ingredients in the fridge.

Cook the Meal!

  1. Make rice according to package instructions.

  2. Preheat a skillet, dutch oven, or large bottom pot on MEDIUM heat.  Add the bacon and cook to render the fat for about 8 minutes.  Remove the bacon to a plate, leaving the fat in the pan for the next step.


    Cooked bacon in pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  3. To the bacon fat, add the chicken and brown (takes about 4-5 minutes).  Then turn the chicken to brown the other side and finish cooking through.  Another 3-4 minutes.  Remove the chicken to the plate with the bacon.

  4. To the same pan, lower the heat to low and add the onions.  Cook for about 5 minutes to soften, stirring so as not to burn.

    Adding onions to pot for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  5. Turn the heat back up to medium and add the brussels sprouts with a touch of olive oil if needed at this point.  Add 1/2 tsp Salt and 1/2 tsp Pepper, then stir.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until the brussel sprouts begin to sear and soften.

    Cooking brussel sprouts for Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  6. Add back the chicken and bacon.  

    Adding cooked chicken and bacon to pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  7. Add the entire can of coconut milk and stir until any solids melt and all ingredients combine.

    Adding Coconut Milk to brussel sprouts and chicken in pot for the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  8. Add and stir in bouillon or chicken base.

    Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken in a pot with wood spoon. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  9. Make a slurry by mixing 2 tbsp corn starch into 1/4 cup cold water.  Pour the slurry into the pot, stirring to smoothly combine.  Turn the heat up to high until a soft boil, then turn down to medium.  Continue stirring as the sauce thickens.  

    Adding Corn starch thickener to the Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken recipe. It's a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
  10. Serve over rice and enjoy!

    Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken served over white rice in a bowl with orange pot in background. It is a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).

 

One thought on “Easy Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Chicken

  1. These seared Brussel sprouts with the creamy sauce look absolutely over the top in flavor. And then the BACON. Now that’s just indulgence and I’m thinkin’ I’m gonna have to me some of this.

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