Mustard-stuffed chicken

Mustard-stuffed chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
367
protein
49g
carbs
0g
fat
19g
saturates
10g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
1.93g

Ingredients

  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn into small pieces
  • 50g strong cheddar, grated
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 8 smoked streaky bacon rashers

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Method

Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the cheeses and mustard together. Cut a slit into the side of each chicken breast, then stuff with the mustard mixture. Wrap each stuffed chicken breast with 2 bacon rashers – not too tightly, but enough to hold the chicken together. Season, place on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 mins.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

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jenbailey's picture
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Very tasty and so easy to make, will definitely add to our weekly favourites. Thank you Good Food - another winner !

michelleross's picture
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So simple, but so delicious. I added a sprig of Rosemary under the bacon and it worked really well.

redelfin's picture
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I halved the recipe and prepared it the day before. I baked the 2 chicken breasts in a small dish (rather than on a baking tray) and because the chicken cooked in its own juices it was the most succulent chicken I have ever eaten! Hubby isn't that keen on mustard, so next time I make it I will leave the mustard out of his portion, but he still enjoyed it. I served it up with a small salad as a light late night supper (we both work shifts - so I literally popped it in the oven when we got home). I will definitely be making this again. It would be a good (and easy) recipe to impress friends with, especially as it can easily be prepared the day before and then thrown in the oven!

rachel_lr's picture
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Very simple recipe which came out much better than I expected. I used English Mustard instead of wholegrain mustard. I'm sure it would have been much better with the latter, but I worked with what I had. Tasted great and went down a treat.

emilybish33's picture
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easy simple and very tasty , my family request it often as a mid week meal made it a number of times highly recommend

emilybish33's picture
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easy simple and very tasty , my family request it often as a mid week meal made it a number of times highly recommend

dwatson27's picture
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Easy to make and so tasty! Will be making this again soon :)

oliviagetsthemessage's picture
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Had this tonight with peas and served on half a jarred roasted pepper- SO. GOOD. had plenty of cheese mixture so put the leftover on top for extra delicious cheesiness with some halved vine tomatoes, also added 2 tsp of natural yoghurt to ensure it was moist and the chicken was unbelievably tender, only used one piece of back bacon each which seemed like it wouldnt be enough but with a bit of poking was fine! However! do not squish them together in an attempt to cage the mixture as it stopped the chicken cooking- at the end of the 20 mins we just put it back, separated, for 7 mins on 215C fan and it was fine :) remember to pour the juice over once it's plated!!

sezabell's picture
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Used parma ham instead of bacon, it was so easy and delicious will make again

simransanyal's picture

could you pls suggest a substitute for bacon? anything else to hold the chicken together.

abcdefghijord's picture
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Made this tonight and was really surprised, it was absolutely lovely! I didn't use the cheddar as I thought two cheeses wasn't exactly needed. I served this with a rocket salad, herby potatoes and bread. Went down a treat, one definitely to make again!!

saraheadale's picture
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A stronger cheese may work better but so simple and quick to make.

mitchity40's picture
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This is now all time family favourite...everyone loved it!

witchfyrecaron's picture
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Lovely recipe. I used reduced fat cheddar and full fat mozzarella and served it with dauphinoise potatoes and minted peas.

fimiller's picture
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Great recipe. Use Boursin and a bit of creme fraiche as it loosens the filling. Too much filling..?? Pop the rest in a pan and add more creme fraiche and some White wine, heat it up and you have the perfect sauce to serve with the meal. My 3 teenage boys request this on a very regular basis!

el_deebo's picture
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Only cooking for two, so I halved this recipe. I found the quantities of the cheese stuffing mixture were a bit generous, but then we also used quite small chicken breasts - a bit of prior judgment perhaps would have helped. I managed to get it all in, but I've about 20 minutes to wait until I see the state of my baking tray...!

A number of other comments are pretty obvious, in that you could easily substitute the type of cheese for something more flavoured etc. It's a great basic recipe that I'm sure I'll make minor edits with the filling and enjoy time and again. Perhaps the most useful comment I noted above (and hence will repeat) is that a little crème fraiche helped to loosen up the stuffing mixture and make it easier to form a paste in which to insert into the chicken.

Now I just have to sit back and wait... smells amazing already!

lmillington's picture
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Made this for the second time - stuck to the recipe apart from wrapping in pancetta. Really tasty and chicken stays really moist but most of the filling had dripped out into the bottom of the tray. Was wrapped really well so might try using cocktail sticks next time aswell to hold it together.

babs60's picture
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As a lot of reviewers have done I replaced the Mozzarella with cream cheese, added some crushed garlic & replaced chicken breast fillet with Chicken thighs. Turned out really well despite a power cut half way through the cooking. Although tasty thought it the cheesy taste a little overpowering so may try leaving out the cheddar cheese next time.

hannahwhiteuk's picture
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Really tasty and a very simple quick midweek dish.

980478's picture
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Beautiful dish. I also used boursin instead of mozerella =)

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