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Bacon & cabbage braise with chicken

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
5 min
25 min
Cabbage is often overlooked, but it’s the star of the show in this hearty take on the traditional Irish dish of bacon and cabbage.


Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium


1 medium, finely chopped


1 clove(s), crushed

Bacon medallions, raw

8 rasher(s), cut into 3cm strips


500 g, Savoy, trimmed and thickly shredded

Cannellini Beans, cooked

1 can(s), large, drained, drained and rinsed

Chicken stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 400ml hot stock

Crusty white bread roll

4 medium, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Mist a large, lidded, nonstick pan with cooking spray and brown the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a roasting tin and roast for 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the onion to the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes until soft, then add the garlic and bacon and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes until the bacon begins to crisp at the edges. Stir in the cabbage and allow to wilt for 2 minutes, then stir in the beans and chicken stock. Cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the beans have heated through and the stock has reduced slightly.
  3. Season to taste, then serve the stew topped with the chicken and the bread rolls on the side.