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Hunter’s Chicken

Hunter’s Chicken is a classic pub dish. It’s on menus in pubs up and down the country, and when you combine chicken, melted cheese and BBQ sauce you can’t go too far wrong. It’s not the prettiest of dishes, but it is super simple and delicious. We take chicken breasts then wrap it in bacon and cook that in the pan, and then cover it in BBQ sauce and melted cheese to create a wonderful Hunter’s Chicken, and then you can serve it with your choice of sides to recreate this classic pub dish in your own home.

Hunter's Chicken

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Serves: 1 - 2 Cooking Time: 20 - 22 mins


  • 2 x Chicken Breasts
  • 6 x Rashers Unsmoked Streaky Bacon
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • For the BBQ sauce:
  • 6 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Sauce (Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne (Optional)



Preheat your oven to 200°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.


Take a large saucepan and place over a medium heat. Add in all the ingredients for the BBQ sauce and cook over the heat for a good 5 minutes or so until the spices and vinegar cook off and you get a lovely dark sauce.


Firmly wrap the chicken in the streaky bacon - approximately 3 rashes per chicken breasts.


Place the chicken breasts into an oven-proof dish and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.


Remove the chicken, pour over the BBQ sauce and grate over both the cheddar and parmesan cheeses.


Place back into the oven for another 10 - 12 minutes.


Serve with your favourite sides and enjoy!

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