Sticky Hunter's Chicken
with Creamy Gratin and Roasted Tenderstem®
A comfort food classic using premium ingredients, this Sticky Hunter's Chicken brings the best of the British pub into your kitchen.
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Mature Cheddar Cheese
Chicken Stock Paste
Not included in your delivery
Reserved Potato Water
Water for the Sauce
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.5 tsp salt.
Peel and slice the potatoes into 1cm thick rounds.
Once boiling, add the potato slices to the water and simmer until just tender, 8-12 mins.
Once cooked, reserve some of the potato water (see pantry for amount), then carefully drain in a colander.
Meanwhile, grate the cheese. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Wrap each chicken breast in 2 rashers of bacon. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat and its packaging.
Pop the (now empty) potato pan back on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
Once hot, add the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 min.
Add the creme fraiche, chicken stock paste, reserved potato water and half the grated cheese to the pan.
Mix together, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Lay the cooked potato slices in layers in an appropriately sized ovenproof dish, then pour over the creamy sauce.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Set aside.
Pop the bacon wrapped chicken onto a baking tray. Roast on the top shelf until cooked through, 25-30 mins. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Bake the gratin on the middle shelf of your oven until golden brown and bubbly, 20-25 mins. TIP: Put the dish onto a baking tray to catch any drips.
When 10-15 mins of cooking time remain, pop the Tenderstem® onto the same tray as the chicken. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then bake until tender, 10-15 mins.
When the chicken is cooked, remove from your oven, cover with foil and allow it to rest for a couple of mins.
Meanwhile, clean the creamy sauce saucepan.
Pour the BBQ sauce and water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) into the (now empty) saucepan on medium-high heat. Bring to the boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, for 3-4 mins. Remove from the heat.
When everything's ready, reheat the BBQ sauce if needed.
Slice the chicken widthways into 2cm thick slices and transfer to your plates. Serve the gratin and roasted Tenderstem® alongside.
Spoon the BBQ sauce over the chicken to finish.