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hunters chicken with BBQ sauce

Hunters Chicken

Cowbridge Kitchen

A Hunters Chicken is sometimes called a Chicken New Yorker or even a Taverners Chicken, but what ever you call it, it's a succulent chicken breast , topped with smoked back bacon, cheese and smothered with BBQ sauce.

If you are looking for a Pub Grub recipe then this Hunters Chicken is a classic British Pub meal and it is great served with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Rings.

As you can see in this recipe we have served the Hunters Chicken with Potato Gratin.

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This takes about 50 minutes to make
10 mins Prep time
40 mins Cooking time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on a single chicken
342g portion
Including bacon & Cheese

Calories: 720
Protein: 37g
Fat: 55g
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 4g
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This recipe will serve 1 person Table for Two Servings
Tricky : This recipe is easy
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, straight forward to follow for the novice
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How to Make Hunters Chicken

Traditionally a Hunters Chicken is a French recipe of cooked chicken breast in a chasseur sauce, but today it has become better known as a modern pub classic.

The modern take on this classic French recipe is often a Chicken breast, topped with bacon and cheese then smothered with BBQ sauce.

A Hunters Chicken is also sometimes called a Chicken New Yorker or a Taverners Chicken.

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1 Fresh Chicken Breast
1 Rasher of Smoked Back Bacon
Cheddar Cheese
25 g Salted Butter
Olive Oil
BBQ Sauce
2 Tsp of water

Cooking Instructions

  1. Slice the chicken breast through the centre (Butterfly it) so you can open it up.
  2. Put the bacon on top of the chicken then wrap the chicken and bacon flat in tin foil (Aluminium cooking foil). Fold the foil into a flat sealed parcel then cook in a preheated oven at 180 c for 25 mins.
  3. Take the chicken from the oven and remove from the foil.
  4. Heat some oil in a griddle pan then cook the chicken on both sides for 5 minutes.
  5. Take the chicken out of the pan and smother with the cheese.
  6. Flash under the grill for a few minutes or Cook in the oven for a further 5 mins, until the cheese is melted.
  7. Plate up the chicken breast and top with hot BBQ sauce.
  8. You can add a few spoons of water to the BBQ sauce if it is out of a bottle and a bit thick.
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Chefs Tips

You can use different types of cheese to change the flavour of this Hunters Chicken.

Why not make some homemade BBQ Sauce for this.

You can use any type of oil or fat for this recipe that you like.Oil 💬
Vegetable Oil
Rapeseed Oil
You can use all different types of Cheese. It will change the flavour of the dish.

There are many more varieties of Cheese, each varietie will add a different flavour to the meal.
Cheese 💬
Hard Italian Cheese
Red Leicester
Double Gloucester
Smoked Bacon
Streaky Bacon