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Hunter's chicken recipe

Hunter's chicken recipe

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Learn how to cook hunter's chicken, an indulgent pub classic, from the comfort of your own home, using simple ingredients to help you get big flavours on the table with less fuss. This recipe for hunter's chicken is great for making ahead of time too, so all you have to do is put it in the oven 25 minutes before you're ready to eat. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 523 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 650g pack chicken breast fillets
  • 12 smoked streaky bacon rashers
  • 250ml barbecue sauce
  • 2 x 240g packs reduced-fat mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan (optional)
  • oven-cooked chips and peas, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 32%
  • Saturates

    11g 53%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    2.9g 48%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18.3g Protein 60.2g Fibre 0.5g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Season the chicken breasts, lay on a board and wrap 3 slices of bacon around each fillet, overlapping slightly and ensuring the ends of the bacon are under the chicken so they don’t unwrap.

  2. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and bake for 25-30 mins until the bacon is crisp and the chicken is cooked through. Pour over the barbecue sauce and tear over the mozzarella. Scatter with Parmesan, if using, then bake for 5-8 mins until golden and bubbling. Serve with chips and peas, if you like, with the barbecue sauce from the dish poured over.

Get ahead: The whole dish can be made up to 1 day ahead: leave to cool in the baking tray, then cover with foil. Reheat, still covered, at gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C for 25 mins.

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