Tangy chicken breasts

Tangy chicken breasts

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
An easy meal in under half an hour that will impress the whole family

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal321
  • fat14g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein42g
  • salt2.38g
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  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon
  • 50g cheddar, grated



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


  1. Heat the grill to medium-high and line a baking sheet with foil. Lay the chicken breasts upside-down on the foil, brush with 1 tbsp of barbecue sauce, then grill for 5 mins. Turn the chicken breasts over, add the bacon rashers to the tray, then return to the grill for a further 5 mins.

  2. Drizzle the chicken with the remaining barbecue sauce, sprinkle with cheese, then place back under the grill for 2-3 mins until the chicken is cooked through, the cheese is bubbling and golden and the bacon is crispy. Top the chicken with the bacon to serve.

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pikolet's picture
3rd Jul, 2013
This was fantastic! It couldn't have been tastier. I agree that the chicken needed to cook longer and that the cheese runs off the chicken. But it's not a problem. Just add more cheese than called for so you have the right amount left! I also found that if you top it with the bacon before you lift it off the pan it tends to stay in place.
28th Feb, 2011
i am a young adult and i cooked this recipe. i'm a connoisseur when it comes to cooking and this was my first time cooking a dinner on my own and it was delicious! im not just saying this because i made it but it was absolutley fabulous! from junior chef
19th Jan, 2011
I haven't tried this recipe as I'm not sure what barbeque sauce to use!! Is it a ready made marinade type of thing or a BBQ table sauce. Any advice??
8th Aug, 2009
i had the same problem with the cheese dripping off the chicken whilst trying to transfer it to plates. it slipped into the chicken fat and i didn't fancy salvaging it! however, the combination of chicken, bacon, cheese and barbecue sauce is a hard one to beat. ultimate comfort food.
emmaelie's picture
18th Mar, 2009
My family loved this recipe very much only prolem is cheese just drips off sauce when trying to pick up chicken pieces
6th Sep, 2008
Amazing, but the chicken needed longer to cook.
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spindoctor's picture
28th Jan, 2020
Cut the chicken breast in half horizontally and flatten it out slightly the chicken breast will be nice and flat and the cheese won't run off. You will need 2 more rashes of bacon as you will now have 4 pieces, not the original 2 pieces of chicken. What can be better then extra bacon? yum yum.
17th Sep, 2013
I flattened the chicken first , making grilling more even. This also tenderizes the meat .
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