Hunters Chicken with BBQ Sauce

2014-04-06 18.51.39

Mmmmm this is a dish that smells amazeballs when it’s in the oven. You can use store bought bbq sauce or make the one I make from scratch! I usually serve it with mashed potatoes and a nice green veg of some description.

Preheat oven to 180 c.

This recipe makes 4 portions

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 rashers of unsmoked bacon
1 portion of my BBQ sauce
4 oz grated mature cheddar cheese

Take your chicken and wrap it in the bacon, 2 pieces to each breast. If you are using streaky bacon you’ll probably need 4 rashers for each breast.

Pop into a glass 9×13 baking dish.

Put to one side and prepare the sauce.

Get a small saucepan

1/2c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c honey
1T maple syrup
2T black treacle
3T dark brown sugar
1t garlic powder
1T onion powder
1T smoked paprika….love love love this stuff!
1t smoke chipotle chili paste (available from Tesco)
1 shot of whiskey or bourbon
1t smoked sea salt

Chuck this all in and cook over medium until the consistency you like. It can be reduced to a thick syrup or have it as a thin sauce, but I’d recommend at least 7 minutes. Taste and season as you’d like.

When you have the sauce how you’d like it pour it over the prepared chicken. Pop the chicken into the oven for about 30 minutes then take it out and sprinkle the cheese over the top and cook for another 10 minutes until the cheese is lovely and golden.

When done…enjoy!!! This is great comfort food