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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 May, 2013
Easy to make and so tasty! Will be making this again soon :)
20th Apr, 2013
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!!
20th Apr, 2013
Used parma ham instead of bacon, it was so easy and delicious will make again
19th Apr, 2013
could you pls suggest a substitute for bacon? anything else to hold the chicken together.
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16th Apr, 2013
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!!
14th Apr, 2013
A stronger cheese may work better but so simple and quick to make.
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7th Apr, 2013
This is now all time family favourite...everyone loved it!
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!


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