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 fillets
  • 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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6th Oct, 2011
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!
24th Apr, 2011
Not sure what I did but ended up with inch of water in bottom of dish so chicken was watery mess. Didn't like...
2nd Feb, 2011
Quick, easy and delicious!
26th May, 2010
This recipe is simply delicious!!! It s quickly becoming a favourite for a quick and impressive dinner!!
12th Apr, 2010
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.
11th Nov, 2009
Very tasty and very easy, served with broccoli and home made potato wedges. Definitely one to make again.
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6th Aug, 2009
Made this yesterday for my tea. Very quick, easy and tasty.
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19th Jul, 2009
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 .
17th May, 2009
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
8th Feb, 2009
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. :-)


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