Mustard-stuffed chicken

Mustard-stuffed chicken

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

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Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal367
  • fat19g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein49g
  • salt1.93g
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  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn into small pieces
  • 50g strong cheddar, grated



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

  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 8 smoked streaky bacon rashers


  1. 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.

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6th Apr, 2013
Lovely recipe. I used reduced fat cheddar and full fat mozzarella and served it with dauphinoise potatoes and minted peas.
31st Mar, 2013
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!
28th Mar, 2013
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!
25th Mar, 2013
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.
15th Mar, 2013
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.
7th Mar, 2013
Really tasty and a very simple quick midweek dish.
6th Mar, 2013
Beautiful dish. I also used boursin instead of mozerella =)
4th Mar, 2013
I made this recipe for my boyfriend and he loved it (me too!)!! Had to shop about a bit to get the ingredients as not all readily available in my small Portuguese town! I served it with mini garlic baked potatoes!!
2nd Mar, 2013
I made for two peiople so I halved the ingredients. It was ok but too dry. I will try again using Boursin instead of mozzarella as suggested by Amir.
1st Mar, 2013
This was gorgeous :) Very simple to make and really tasty!


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