Hunter’s Chicken

March 21, 2011 in Bacon, Balsamic Vinegar, Cheddar, Cheese, Chicken, Chilli, Meat, Pantry, Passata, Savoury, Shallot, Slideshow, Slimming World, Spices, Sugar, Sweetener by Amy

Hunter's Chicken
I am a really big fan of Hunter’s Chicken. There’s BBQ Sauce, there’s chicken, there’s bacon, there’s cheese…what’s not to like? This recipe is one I’ve made up myself. I’m rather proud of it, because it was lush.

I had absolutely no idea if it was going to work but it went down a storm with my family and boyfriend when they tried it, so I’m counting it as a win! It’s another one of those great recipes that doesn’t taste likes it’s Slimming World friendly, even though it is. On we go!

Start by making the BBQ Sauce. I say BBQ sauce, it doesn’t taste exactly like BBQ sauce…but it is very nice.

Peel and finely chop the shallots. Put them in a frying pan, sprinkle the chilli powder over the top and fry them for about six minutes until they’re soft. I used a whole teaspoon of chilli powder and the result was too hot for my Mum and boyfriend; if you don’t like your food hot, then half a teaspoon is enough. Once the shallots have softened just add the rest of the ingredients and stir.  Keep the sauce on a medium to high heat and stir it occasionally — it should thicken up nicely.


Whilst it’s thickening up, you can make a start on the chicken. Pre-heat the oven to about 210C. Spray a roasting tin/baking tray with Fry Light and lay the chicken breasts in them. Then slit the breast down the middle, like so.


When the sauce is ready, spread it in the slits and over the top of the breasts. It really doesn’t matter if it’s neat or in fact how it looks at all; it’s going to be covered up with bacon and cheese anyway.


Then take the bacon and either wrap it round the breast or lay it over the top. If you’re slimming remove the fat, if not, you don’t have to bother (The two on the right are the ones Mum and I had)


Then pop the chicken in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, until it looks like this:


Sprinkle an ounce of the cheese over the top of the breast and put back into the oven. You need to bake it for about another 10 minutes or so — until the cheese has fully melted and darkened as much as you want it to.


Then you just need to serve it with the vegetables and/or salad of your choice, and it’s done!


Mmmmm. There’s a couple more photos here. I was really, really pleased with this recipe; it is fairly quick, really really easy and very filling. And it tastes good, which is always nice.

Hunter's Chicken
Serves 4
One of my most popular recipes ever — this is a low fat version of the classic Hunter's Chicken
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
To make the BBQ Sauce
  1. 3 shallots
  2. Half a teaspoon of chilli powder (or more, if you like it hot)
  3. Half a carton of passata — about 250ml
  4. 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  5. 4 tablespoons of artificial sweetener
To make the chicken
  1. The above BBQ sauce
  2. 4 chicken breasts
  3. 8 slices of bacon
  4. 112g cheddar
  5. Green veg, to serve
To make the sauce
  1. Peel and finely chop the shallots. Put them in a frying pan, sprinkle the chilli powder over the top and fry them for about six minutes until they’re soft
  2. Once the shallots have softened just add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Keep the sauce on a medium to high heat and stir it occasionally — it should thicken up nicely
For the chicken
  1. Pre-heat the oven to about 210C. Spray a roasting tin/baking tray with Fry Light and lay the chicken breasts in them. Then slit the breast down the middle to make a pocket
  2. When the sauce is ready, spread it in the slits and over the top of the chicken breasts
  3. Take the bacon and either wrap it round the breast or lay it over the top. Then put the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes
  4. Sprinkle an ounce of the cheese over the top of the breast and put back into the oven for another 10 minutes
  5. Serve it with the vegetables
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