Hunters Rooster

Rooster breast, wrapped in bacon, smothered in tangy barbecue sauce and topped with melted cheese. A British pub traditional that you could simply make at residence for a fast weeknight dinner.
No pans are wanted – we prepare dinner all of it proper within the baking dish.
Use shop-bought barbecue sauce, or you can also make my 10 minute homemade BBQ sauce.

Hunters chicken (chicken wrapped in bacon with bbq sauce and cheddar) in a baking dish. Side dishes of carrots, green beans and mashed potatoes just in shot.

Soar to:

Sitting in a pub backyard on a scorching day consuming Hunters rooster with a pile of salty chips and a chilly beer.
I can not await these days. Hopefully quickly we will all be having fun with household meals out once more.

Within the meantime, I am controlling the cravings by making it at residence. Typically with chips, or generally with an enormous bowl of buttery mashed potato.

I like how fast and simple this recipe is – a couple of minutes of prep, then the oven does all of the work.

📋 What do we’d like?

Ingredients for Hunters chicken on a wooden table
  • Rooster – rooster breasts are greatest, as thighs are a bit small. Be sure you journey the rooster breast of any fatty bits you do not wish to eat.
  • BBQ sauce – you should utilize homemade BBQ sauce or store-bought.
  • Bacon – use rindless streaky bacon – these skinny strips are greatest for wrapping across the rooster
  • Cheese – I exploit a combination of grated mozzarella (offers a pleasant stretch) and robust cheddar (for flavour).

📺 Watch tips on how to make it

**Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish.**

👩‍🍳PRO TIP In the event you’re utilizing shop-bought BBQ sauce you’ll be able to pep it up with a bit honey, smoked paprika and/or chilli powder for a candy, smoky or spicy model (you could possibly use one, two or all three if you happen to like!).

🍽️ What to serve it with

You possibly can serve this Hunters Rooster Recipe with:

Simply 5 components and half-hour you have bought a family-pleasing dinner on the desk.

Hunters chicken (chicken with bacon, bbq sauce and cheese) in a baking tin on a dark surface. Side dishes of carrots and mashed potatoes are nearby.

Additionally, if you happen to’ve by no means tried it, a hunters rooster wrap is an actual crowd please too!
To make this, minimize the cooked hunters rooster into slices and serve scorching in tortilla wraps or tender flatbreads with crispy lettuce and crimson onion 👌

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Hunters Rooster

Rooster breast, wrapped in bacon, smothered in barbecue sauce and topped with melted cheese. A British pub traditional, straightforward to make at residence!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 30 minutes

Whole Time 35 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies American, British

Servings 4

Energy 621 kcal


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.

  • Wrap every rooster breast in two rashers/strips of bacon and place in a shallow baking dish.

  • Place within the oven and prepare dinner for 25 minutes – till the rooster is cooked via and not pink within the center.

  • Take away the dish with the rooster from the oven. Spoon the BBQ sauce on and across the rooster.

  • Sprinkle the rooster with the cheddar and mozzarella.

  • Place again within the oven for five minutes, till the cheese has melted.

  • Serve the rooster with mashed potatoes and greens.

✎ Notes

Can I make it forward?
It tastes greatest proper out of the oven – that is when the cheese and is sweet and melty and the rooster is gorgeous and tender.
In the event you did wish to make it forward although, you’ll be able to prepare dinner the chicken-wrapped-in-bacon (do not add the sauce or cheese), then enable the dish to chill (attempt to do that shortly, in a cool room, so it is solely out for 15 or 20 minutes). At this level you’ll be able to add the sauce and cheese then cowl and refrigerate for a day.
Take away from the fridge an hour earlier than you wish to re-heat it to take the chilliness off, then reheat, coated, within the oven for about 20-25 minutes at 200C/400F – till the rooster is piping scorching all through. 
Ingredient swaps
Swap out the cheddar and mozzarella mixture to your favorite cheese. Some good choices are:

    • Crumbled Lancashire, Cheshire or Wensleydale for a little bit of tangy-ness
    • Gouda or Gruyere for a slight nutty flavour
    • Crumbled Stilton if you happen to’re a blue-cheese lover

Dietary data is per serving, NOT together with facet dishes of potatoes or greens.


Energy: 621kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 58gFats: 29gSaturated Fats: 13gTrans Fats: 1gLdl cholesterol: 188mgSodium: 993mgPotassium: 1147mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 680IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 192mgIron: 2mg

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