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Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe

Are you tired of the same old chicken recipes? Looking for a dish that will impress your family and friends?

Well, look no further than Mary Berry’s Chicken Tartiflette recipe. With its rich and creamy layers of chicken, bacon, potatoes, and cheese, this dish is sure to leave you craving for more.

But what sets this recipe apart from others? Stay tuned to find out the secret ingredient that takes this classic dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Key Takeaways

  • Traditional ingredients for Mary Berry’s Chicken Tartiflette include chicken breasts, bacon, potatoes, onions, and Reblochon cheese.
  • Variations of the recipe can include using Gruyère or Camembert cheese, and substituting the protein with turkey or sausage.
  • Personalize the dish by customizing the ingredients according to preferences and serve with sides like mixed greens, salad, or crusty bread.
  • Enhance the dining experience by pairing the tartiflette with crisp white wine or light beer, and create a cozy setting with a beautifully arranged table and loved ones.
Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe
Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe


In order to create a delicious and satisfying Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette, you’ll need a handful of key ingredients. Let’s dive into the discussion about variations of chicken tartiflette recipes and some pairing suggestions that will elevate your dining experience.

When it comes to variations of chicken tartiflette recipes, there are a few options to consider. You can opt for a traditional approach by using chicken breasts, bacon, potatoes, onions, and Reblochon cheese. However, if you want to experiment, you can try using different types of cheese like Gruyère or Camembert, or even substitute the chicken with other proteins like turkey or sausage. These variations allow you to personalize the dish according to your preferences.

Now, let’s talk about pairing suggestions for chicken tartiflette. This hearty dish goes well with a variety of sides and beverages. For a complete meal, you can serve it with a side of mixed greens or a fresh salad. If you’re looking for a more indulgent pairing, a crusty baguette or garlic bread will perfectly complement the flavors of the tartiflette. As for beverages, a crisp white wine or a light beer can enhance the overall dining experience.

Preparing the Chicken

To prepare the chicken for your Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette, start by choosing boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Follow these steps to ensure your chicken is flavorful and tender:

  1. Prepping the chicken: Begin by rinsing the chicken breasts under cold water and patting them dry with paper towels. This helps remove any excess moisture and ensures the marinade sticks to the meat.

  2. Marinating the chicken: To infuse the chicken with delicious flavors, prepare a marinade using ingredients like olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them, making sure they’re fully coated. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight if possible. The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavorful it will become.

  3. Getting the chicken ready for cooking: Once the chicken has marinated, remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 10 minutes. This allows for more even cooking. Before adding the chicken to the tartiflette, you can either slice it into bite-sized pieces or keep it whole, depending on your preference.

Cooking the Bacon and Potatoes

Get ready to savor the mouthwatering combination of crispy bacon slices and soft, golden potatoes in this Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette recipe.

The bacon is cooked until it reaches that perfect level of crispiness, adding a delightful crunch to each bite.

Meanwhile, the potatoes are gently cooked until they turn a beautiful golden color, providing a rich and comforting base for the tartiflette.

Together, these two ingredients create a harmonious flavor that will leave you craving for more.

Crispy Bacon Slices

For perfectly crispy bacon slices, start by placing the bacon strips in a hot skillet. Watch as the strips sizzle and curl, releasing their savory aroma into the air. As the bacon cooks, it transforms from raw, pink strips into beautifully golden and crispy slices.

The fat renders, creating a mouthwatering layer of crunchiness. You can almost taste the smoky, salty flavor just by looking at it. The bacon becomes irresistible, begging to be devoured with its irresistible combination of crispy edges and tender center.

Once cooked to perfection, you can use these crispy bacon slices as a topping for your tartiflette or any other dish you desire. Alternatively, you can experiment with alternative toppings to add even more flavor and texture to your meal.

Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe
Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe

Soft, Golden Potatoes

How can you achieve soft, golden potatoes that are the perfect complement to crispy bacon in your tartiflette? The key lies in the cooking process.

Start by parboiling the potatoes until they’re just tender, then drain and let them cool slightly. Once cooled, slice them into thin rounds, about 1/4 inch thick.

In a large skillet, cook the bacon until it’s crispy and the fat has rendered. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside, leaving the flavorful bacon fat behind.

Add the potato slices to the skillet and cook them over medium heat until they’re golden and crispy on the outside, but still creamy on the inside.

These soft, golden potatoes will be the star of your tartiflette, and can also be enjoyed as a delicious side dish to accompany other creamy potato dishes.

Perfect Flavor Combination

To achieve the perfect flavor combination in your tartiflette, master the art of cooking the bacon and potatoes to crispy perfection. Follow these steps to create a taste sensation that will leave your taste buds dancing:

  1. Start by cooking the bacon until it’s golden and crispy. The sizzling sound and the aroma filling your kitchen will make your mouth water in anticipation.

  2. While the bacon is cooking, prepare the potatoes by slicing them thinly. Make sure they’re evenly cut to ensure even cooking.

  3. Once the bacon is done, remove it from the pan and set it aside. In the same pan, add the sliced potatoes and cook them until they turn golden brown and crispy. The sound of the potatoes sizzling in the bacon fat will create a symphony of flavors that will elevate your tartiflette to new heights.

Assembling the Tartiflette

Now that you have cooked the bacon and potatoes, it’s time to assemble the tartiflette. Begin by layering the ingredients – the cooked chicken, bacon, potatoes, and onions – in a baking dish.

Make sure to season each layer with salt and pepper to enhance the flavors.

Once all the ingredients are layered, pour the cream and cheese mixture over the top, ensuring everything is well coated.

Layering the Ingredients

Start by layering the ingredients for the chicken tartiflette, creating a delicious combination of flavors and textures. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Spread a layer of sliced potatoes at the bottom of a baking dish, creating a solid base for the tartiflette.

  2. Next, add a layer of cooked chicken pieces, ensuring they’re evenly distributed for every bite.

  3. Sprinkle grated cheese over the chicken, allowing it to melt and create a gooey, indulgent layer.

Optional: If you want to experiment with flavors and textures, you can try alternative ingredients such as smoked bacon or mushrooms. Simply add them in between the layers of potatoes, chicken, and cheese.

Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe

Recipe by Heather SmithCourse: Main CourseCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Intermediate


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Mary Berry's Chicken Tartiflette is a comforting French dish featuring tender chicken, potatoes, onions, and bacon, all baked in a creamy cheese sauce until golden and bubbling.


  • Chicken breast

  • Heavy cream

  • Cheese (such as Reblochon or Gruyere)

  • Bacon

  • Onions

  • Potatoes


  • Preheat oven and cook bacon until crispy, then set aside.
  • Brown chicken in bacon fat, then remove from pan.
  • Sauté onions until soft, then add sliced potatoes and cook until golden.
  • Layer potatoes, chicken, bacon, and cheese in a baking dish.
  • Pour over cream, season, and bake until potatoes are tender and cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Baking the Tartiflette

Place the assembled chicken tartiflette in a preheated oven to bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, creating a golden and irresistible dish.

As the tartiflette bakes, the flavors of the chicken, potatoes, onions, and bacon will meld together, creating a rich and satisfying meal. The baking technique allows the ingredients to cook evenly and infuse the dish with their delicious aromas.

While the traditional tartiflette calls for reblochon cheese, you can experiment with alternative ingredients to suit your taste. Try using gruyere or camembert for a different flavor profile. You can also add a sprinkle of fresh thyme or rosemary to elevate the dish even further.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility, giving you the freedom to make it your own.

Baking the Tartiflette

As the tantalizing aromas fill your kitchen, the golden crust of the chicken tartiflette bakes to perfection, creating a mouthwatering dish that’s both comforting and indulgent. Here are some tips for achieving that perfect golden crust:

  1. Use a generous amount of butter: The rich and creamy flavor of butter not only adds a delicious taste to the tartiflette but also helps in achieving a golden crust. Make sure to spread a layer of butter on top of the dish before baking.

  2. Sprinkle breadcrumbs: For an extra crispy and golden crust, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the tartiflette. The breadcrumbs will add a nice crunch to every bite and enhance the overall texture of the dish.

  3. Finish with a sprinkle of cheese: To take the golden crust to the next level, finish off the tartiflette with a sprinkle of grated cheese. The cheese will melt and create a beautiful golden crust on top, adding a savory element to the dish.

Serving and Enjoying

Indulge in the delightful flavors of the golden-crusted chicken tartiflette as you savor each bite of this comforting and indulgent dish. The chicken tartiflette is a perfect choice for a cozy dinner at home or a gathering with friends. To enhance your dining experience, here are some serving suggestions and wine pairings that will complement the rich flavors of the tartiflette.

For a complete meal, serve the chicken tartiflette with a fresh green salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. The crispness of the salad will provide a refreshing contrast to the creamy and cheesy tartiflette. You can also accompany the tartiflette with some crusty bread, perfect for soaking up all the delicious sauce.

To elevate your dining experience, pair the chicken tartiflette with a glass of Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. The crisp and fruity notes of these white wines will cut through the richness of the dish, balancing the flavors beautifully. If you prefer red wine, a light-bodied Pinot Noir or a fruity Beaujolais would be a wonderful choice.

Now, imagine yourself sitting at a beautifully set table, surrounded by loved ones, as you indulge in the comforting flavors of the chicken tartiflette. With each bite, the creamy potatoes, tender chicken, and melted cheese melt in your mouth, leaving you wanting more. Raise your glass, take a sip of the perfectly paired wine, and savor the moment of pure culinary bliss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Substitute the Chicken With Another Protein, Such as Beef or Tofu?

You can definitely substitute the chicken with beef or tofu in the recipe. Beef will add a rich and hearty flavor, while tofu will provide a vegetarian option. Experiment and find your favorite! Enjoy the freedom to choose!

How Long Does It Take to Cook the Bacon and Potatoes?

To cook the bacon and potatoes for your dish, you’ll need about 15-20 minutes. The bacon should be crispy and the potatoes tender. It’s a delicious combination that adds flavor and texture to your meal.

Can I Make the Tartiflette Ahead of Time and Reheat It Later?

Yes, you can make the tartiflette ahead of time and reheat it later. Just follow the instructions for making tartiflette in advance and when you’re ready to eat, reheat it according to the reheating instructions.

What Can I Serve as a Side Dish With the Tartiflette?

You have plenty of side dish options to complement your tartiflette. Consider a fresh green salad with a tangy vinaigrette, roasted vegetables for a savory touch, or a crusty baguette for dipping. Vegetarian alternatives are also available for non-meat eaters.

Can I Freeze the Tartiflette for Later Consumption?

Yes, you can freeze the tartiflette for later consumption. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply reheat it in the oven until it’s hot and bubbly. It’s a convenient option for busy days.

Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe
Mary Berry Chicken Tartiflette Recipe


Indulge in the rich and comforting flavors of Mary Berry’s chicken tartiflette. With succulent chicken, crispy bacon, and creamy potatoes, each bite is a harmonious blend of savory goodness.

The contrasting textures and flavors come together to create a mouthwatering dish that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Treat yourself to this delightful tartiflette and experience a truly delectable culinary delight.

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