Chicken rarebits

Chicken rarebits

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Takes 30-40 minutes


Serves 4
Just five ingredients make up this simple, sophisticated chicken dish

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal316
  • fat15g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.09g
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  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast fillet
  • 140g cheddar, coarsely grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard (rounded)
  • 3 tbsp milk (preferably full-fat)



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 150g pkt cherry tomato, preferably on the vine
  • broccoli and new potatoes to serve



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…


  1. Prepare the chicken. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Slice the breasts in half through the middle so you have two thinner pieces (so they will cook quicker). Lightly oil a shallow baking dish, one that is big enough for the chicken to fit easily in a single layer. Lay the chicken in the dish. Mix the Easy cheese, mustard and milk in a little bowl, then pile the mixture on top of each piece of chicken. There’s no need to smooth it out.

  2. Put it in the oven. Throw the tomatoes, still on the vine, all round the chicken, then cook for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is golden and the tomatoes squashy.

  3. Serve it up. Serve with broccoli and new potatoes. Suggest to everyone that they squash the tomatoes on their plates to blend into the cheesy sauce.

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Comments (46)

katiemoss's picture

In desperation for my picky 2 year old who loves cheese I made this last night. I did swap wholegrain mustard and used dijon instead but I have to say it was a success, picky princess ate it as did the adults at the table - quick simple and tasty - all you need!

chall1907's picture

Not sure what I did but ended up with inch of water in bottom of dish so chicken was watery mess. Didn't like...

warhenx's picture

Quick, easy and delicious!

analisa's picture

This recipe is simply delicious!!! It s quickly becoming a favourite for a quick and impressive dinner!!

abigale's picture

Just wanted to add a suggestion, i made this recipe for the 2nd time tonight and it is quickly becoming a family favorite.

The 2nd time i used 5 counties cheese, added peeled and halved shallots with the tomatoes and added two crushed garlic cloves to the cheese mix.

Was very yummy.

lucywildridge's picture

Very tasty and very easy, served with broccoli and home made potato wedges. Definitely one to make again.

katycooks's picture

Made this yesterday for my tea. Very quick, easy and tasty.

davidessex's picture

we tried this recipe for a quick tea ,we just loved it .we will definitely will be having this again .alrea.dy it has been added to my folder .

abbie123's picture

very tasty and quick, the chicken was very tender. I put a small amount of creme fraiche in the cheese mix to make the sauce a bit thicker. will definatly make it again's picture

This is a lovely recipe and so easy. My son is in Lapland cooking for the people who go skiing, he made this for his guests and it was a big hit. :-)

pupsiecola's picture

This is one of my husband's favourite dishes. It's so quick and easy.

kefalonia's picture

Fantastic quick & easy supper. You've always got these ingredients to hand, so bung it in the oven & relax

nicpritchard's picture

Very tasty and quick and easy to do. Will definitley make

lynz354's picture

i would definitely make this again, it was a hit with all the family.

pigpen71's picture

Really tasty, easy and quick, perfect for a midweek supper!!

j_e_haigh's picture

Very tasty

awayfromhome's picture

This was very tasty. Bit fiddly to cut breast in half otherwise very easy

baronvanduck's picture

Well Good!

claudia-parr's picture

Quick, cheap, easy ingredients, delicious and already a family favourite...what more could you ask for! I put more tomatoes than the recipe asked for to satisfy demand

bethocallaghan's picture

Very nice. I didn't cut the chicken in half and quickly browned on both side before putting in the oven dish.


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