Chicken and Bacon Ring

Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise.
Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise.This Chicken and Bacon Ring is really easy to make ahead and is delicious served hot or cold. It is a great way to use up some roast chicken and makes a filling family meal that is impressive enough for entertaining. And the best thing? It uses ready made croissant dough that keeps for ages in the fridge. If you are starting this dish from scratch put a couple of chicken breasts in foil and cook at 180 degrees C for about 20 minutes. Shred the cooked chicken and place in a large bowl.  Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise. Fry some  smoked lardons or bacon in their own fat and add some chopped shallot. Drain the fat off and add to the bowl with some chopped red and green peppers, grated cheese, lemon zest, tarragon, mayonnaise, seasoning and nutmeg. Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise. Next open 2 tins of croissant dough, (each one usually makes 4 or 6 croissants). Divide into 6 triangles and then place on a large baking sheet in a ring with points outwards. Open the next packet and place the triangles slightly overlapping but pointing inwards. You will need to fold the dough over on itself for the inner ring. Make sure the butted up edges are pushed down. Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise. Use an ice cream scoop to put the filling on the dough. It doesn't matter if it's on the baking sheet. Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise. Alternately take a point of dough from the outside and tuck under the inside and vice versa. Once you have done this a few times it becomes easier! Glaze with beaten egg and sprinkle on some poppy or sesame seeds. Cook at 200 degrees C  for about 30 minutes until golden. Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise.  This is a colourful dish which only needs some salad served with it. For a change try prawns or chorizo. Other vegetables to use are spinach, cooked broccoli or sweetcorn. You can use the same technique from Pampered Chef to make a dessert such as  my Pecan Apple Croissant Wreath.
Chicken and Bacon Ring
Serves 8
Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 x 240g packs of croissant dough
  2. beaten egg to glaze
  3. sesame seeds to garnish
For the filling
  1. 250g cooked and shredded chicken
  2. 200g pack of smoked lardons or bacon
  3. 2 shallots, chopped
  4. 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  5. 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  6. 100g grated cheese such as cheddar
  7. 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  8. seasoning
  9. zest of a lemon
  10. 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  11. 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Fry the lardon with the onion and drain.
  2. Combine all the filling ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Divide a packet of croissant dough into 6 and arrange in a ring with points outwards.
  4. Arrange the other croissant pieces on the inside.
  5. Spoon the filling into the ring and plait the pastry, tucking the ends of the dough underneath.
  6. Cook at 200 degrees C for about 30 minutes until golden.
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6 thoughts on “Chicken and Bacon Ring

  1. Very clever idea, Amanda, and the finished ring would be a real treat for lunch guests. I can almost hear the oohs and aahs as you bring it to the table. Love, too, your suggestions for shrimp or chorizo as the protein. It’s fun serving dishes with an element of surprise and few would be able to guess this ring’s filling.

    1. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser John but I can’t accept any credit for the idea. I think that you can put in any combination as long as the fish or meat are cooked first.

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