Hunter’s chicken recipe

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  • Gluten-free
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: mid
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 545 kCal 27%
Fat 29g 41%
  -  Saturates 15g 75%
Carbohydrates 15g 27%
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  • Chicken, bacon, cheese and BBQ sauce. Is there anything more enticing than hunter's chicken?

    This hunter’s chicken recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare, so it’s the perfect choice for a weekday meal. It’s also impressive enough to serve to friends during a relaxed dinner party. We prefer to serve it with homemade coleslaw and corn on the cob, but hunter’s chicken also goes equally well with mashed potato and a good helping of veg. If you want to make it even more of an indulgent treat, try changing the Gouda cheese for mature Cheddar cheese instead.


    • 4 chicken breasts
    • 12 slices of pancetta
    • 150g (5oz) grated gouda cheese
    • For the BBQ sauce:
    • 85g (3oz) tomato ketchup
    • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
    • 1/2tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 1/2tbsp sweet paprika
    • pinch of cayenne pepper
    • For the coleslaw:
    • 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons
    • Half a small red cabbage, shredded
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 4tbsp creme fraiche
    • 3 spring onions, chopped
    • 1tsp black sesame seeds


    • Preheat the oven to 200C, Gas 5. Wrap 3 slices of pancetta around each chicken breast and bake in the oven for 25 mins.

    • Meanwhile, make the BBQ sauce by simply combining all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

    • Remove the chicken from the oven and spread over the BBQ sauce, top with the cheese and return to the oven for a further 5 mins.

    • To make the coleslaw: mix the carrot and red cabbage with the creme fraiche and lime juice, put into a serving bowl and top with the spring onions and sesame seeds.

    Top tip for making hunter's chicken: In a hurry? You can use shop-bought BBQ sauce instead of making your own to save time.



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