Hunters Chicken…

One of Shanes favourite meals so this is on the menu at least twice a month if not more, we try and vary our meals so not to get bored but you can’t beat some classic meals.

This is a popular pub grub meal and probably one of the go to options I will take when we dine out, just because its super tasty and its a really easy dish to recreate at home.

Now you can use a jar of BBQ sauce or Crucials BBQ sauce if you prefer but I always have a batch of BBQ sauce made up and in the fridge as its one of my go to dips when having chips.

Some recommended items from our kitchen for making this dish…

  • A decent set of knives for chopping, with a knife sharpener which is always handy.
  • Double sided dry and liquid measuring spoons for times when you need to measure both liquid and dry ingredients.
  • Garlic crusher, we have had this one for a good while, easy to clean and can crush multiple cloves at once saving time.
  • A big time saver for chopping veg with a veg chopper, from onions to carrots this is a god send to chop quickly.
  • Love these little dishes, they are a great size for baked oats and can be used for so much more too. They are well used in this house.

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Hunters Chicken

Serves 2


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 slices bacon, fat removed
  • 80g light mature cheddar

BBQ Sauce:

  • 500g passata
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon SpiceNTice barbeque rub
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce


  1. Pre-heat the oven 200Β°C
  2. Wrap the bacon around the chicken breasts and place in an oven proof dish, bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the BBQ sauce.
  4. Sweat the onion in a saucepan with a little water until translucent, add all the other ingredients and bring to a boil, let simmer while the chicken continues to cook.
  5. Take the chicken out the oven and drain any liquid and check the juices from the chicken are running clear.
  6. You can either blitz your sauce at this point or leave it chunky, either way add some of the sauce over the chicken and add 40g of the cheese over each piece of chicken.
  7. Put back in the oven for a few minutes until cheese is melted and golden on top.


  • The remaining BBQ sauce can be stored in a kilner jar in the fridge for up to a week, we have had it longer than that but we would advise you check before eating.