Hunters Chicken

  • 10MINS
  • 3HR
  • 314KCAL
Easy Peasy Hunters Chicken pinchofnom.com
4

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories314
  • Carbs10g
  • Protein42g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars6g

Hunters Chicken - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb! 

When you visit any chain restaurant or diner, you’ll usually find a variation on Hunters Chicken on the menu. They’re normally packed with calories and swimming in oil, so we’ve created a guilt free version!

We don’t know about you, but we LOVE cheese: any type, colour or strength, we enjoy them all. This recipe makes cheese the star of the show as it bubbles away on top of a rich, smoky sauce. In fact, our Hunters Chicken is so good we’re confident it will become a family favourite in no time.

There are a couple of ways of cooking Hunters Chicken to perfection; you can even prep it and pop in the slow cooker so you can get on with your day and return home to a mouth watering aroma filling the kitchen. Now that’s the kind of recipe we love!

What diet is this Hunters Chicken suitable for?

This Hunters Chicken recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free, as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Worcestershire Sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Hunters Chicken recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Hunters Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Hunters Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Hunters Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make Hunters Chicken?

As you know we like to make things easy, so you should have pretty much all of the ingredients in the cupboard already.

Franks Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce is one of our favourites as it’s smoky and delicious, and available in the spice aisle of most supermarkets but you can substitute it for any hot sauce, Tabasco or a pinch of chilli powder if you can’t find it.

This post contains affiliate links: what this means

You can pick up a slow cooker like this one from Amazon.

pinch of nom amazon image

We use a stick blender like this to make the BBQ sauce, because they are so easy to use and (just as importantly) so easy to clean.

pinch of nom amazon image

If you’re anything like us you’ll always have a pack of cocktails sticks lurking at the back of the cupboard, usually leftover from Christmas.

But if not you can pick some up from any supermarket or from Amazon.

pinch of nom amazon image

How many calories are in this Hunters Chicken?

There are 314 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Hunters Chicken recipe. This means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Hunters Chicken is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Slow cooker method

Step 1

Take each chicken breast, wrap a bacon medallion around the middle and secure it with a cocktail stick.

Step 1 pinchofnom.com

Step 2

Set the chicken aside, then add all of the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker and stir well.

Step 2 pinchofnom.com

Step 3

Place the chicken on top and replace the lid. Cook on high for 2.5 – 3 hours (or low if you’re leaving it on all day).

Step 4

When the time is up check that the chicken is cooked. Remove it from the slow cooker and set aside.

Step 5

Blitz the sauce with a stick blender until smooth.

Step 6

Place the cooked chicken in an ovenproof dish and remove the cocktail sticks.

Step 7

Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and top with cheese. Divide the cheese equally between all for chicken breasts.

Step 8

Place under a hot grill until the cheese is melted and a nice golden colour.

Step 8 pinchofnom.com

Oven method

Step 1

Take each chicken breast, wrap a bacon medallion around the middle and secure it with a cocktail stick.

Step 2

Set the chicken aside, then add all of the remaining ingredients into an oven-proof dish with a tight fitting lid.

Step 3

Place the chicken on top and replace the lid. Cook for 1 hour at 180°C.

Step 4

When the time is up check that the chicken is cooked. Remove it from the dish and set aside.

Step 5

Blitz the sauce with a stick blender until smooth.

Step 6

Place the cooked chicken in an ovenproof dish and remove the cocktail sticks.

Step 7

Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and top with cheese. Divide the cheese equally between all for chicken breasts.

Step 8

Place under a hot grill until the cheese is melted and a nice golden colour.

Hunters Chicken - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you serve with this Hunters Chicken?

Any of the following go really well with Hunters Chicken. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 25MINS
  • 176KCal
Rustic Potato Wedges pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 45MINS
  • 239KCal
Homemade Oven Chips pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 35MINS
  • 96KCal

How do you know when this Hunters Chicken is cooked?

As with all chicken dishes, it will be cooked when the juices run clear after pricking the chicken with a fork.

This should take approx 1 hour in the oven, and 3 hours in the slow cooker.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Hunters Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate them straight away, in a container with a lid.  You can keep leftovers of Hunters Chicken in the fridge for approximately 2 or 3 days.

Can I freeze Hunters Chicken?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! Unless you fancy mystery food for dinner haha.

How do I reheat Hunters Chicken?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

PRE-ORDER our third Cookbook NOW

Hunters Chicken

A cheesy BBQ favourite, Hunters Chicken is perfect for people counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    3 HR
  • KCals 314
  • Carbs 10G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts approx 150g each
  • 4 bacon medallions
  • 80 g reduced fat Cheddar
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ lemon juice only
  • 1 tbsp pre-mixed BBQ seasoning
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika you can use chilli powder or normal paprika if you don't have this
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Franks Buffalo Wings Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sweetener

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

Please do not screenshot this. Recipes are updated often

Instructions

Slow Cooker Method
  1. Take each chicken breast, wrap a bacon medallion around the middle and secure it with a cocktail stick
  2. Set the chicken aside, then add all of the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker and stir well
  3. Place the chicken on top and replace the lid. Cook on high for 2.5 - 3 hours (or low if you're leaving it on all day)
  4. When the time is up check that the chicken is cooked. Remove it from the slow cooker and set aside
  5. Blitz the sauce with a stick blender until smooth
  6. Place the cooked chicken in an ovenproof dish and remove the cocktail sticks
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and top with cheese. Divide the cheese equally between all for chicken breasts
  8. Place under a hot grill until the cheese is melted and a nice golden colour
Oven Method
  1. Take each chicken breast, wrap a bacon medallion around the middle and secure it with a cocktail stick
  2. Set the chicken aside, then add all of the remaining ingredients into an oven-proof dish with a tight fitting lid
  3. Place the chicken on top and replace the lid. Cook for 1 hour at 180°C
  4. When the time is up check that the chicken is cooked. Remove it from the dish and set aside
  5. Blitz the sauce with a stick blender until smooth
  6. Place the cooked chicken in an ovenproof dish and remove the cocktail sticks
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts and top with cheese. Divide the cheese equally between all for chicken breasts
  8. Place under a hot grill until the cheese is melted and a nice golden colour

LOOKING FOR SLIMMING WORLD SYNS?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website

Find out why here

Love this Hunters Chicken recipe? Tag us!

Hunters Chicken - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes Hunters Chicken - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes Hunters Chicken - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

If you make this Hunters Chicken recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter!

PRE-ORDER our third Cookbook NOW

If you like these…try these

Shepherd’s Pie pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 1HR 5
  • 335KCal
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 5HR 10
  • 428KCal
Baked Spaghetti with Chicken pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 40MINS
  • 351KCal

86 comments

See what others have to say

SarahSaturday 2nd February 2019

Just made this and I have loads of sauce left over. Can I freeze the remaining sauce?

Reply

CarlySaturday 19th January 2019

Is it possible to use garlic powder? I’m funny with pieces of real garlic I find them so strong x

Reply

RachelWednesday 16th January 2019

Chicken came out of the oven really chewy 🙁 I did exactly as it said. Do you think 1hr was too long if it was chewy? Sauce was delicious. I will be trying again if I can get the chicken right, any suggestions?

Reply

Sami DaviesWednesday 31st October 2018

Im on hour 5 of this in the slow cooker on high and my chicken still isnt cooked ???? not sure what im doing wrong ? Should i just finish cooking the chicken in the oven?

Reply

Julia HicksWednesday 17th October 2018

Absolutely amazing

Reply

LeanneFriday 31st August 2018

Hi

If I was to double the amount of chicken would you double everything in the sauce?

Cooking for more people ????

Reply

MargaretSunday 15th July 2018

Love this recipe and others. Your website has been a godsend since joining SlimmingWorld and I honestly don’t think I would have the weight loss I’ve had it hadn’t been for your website. Thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing it with us.

Reply

Trish NickolsThursday 7th June 2018

Just had this for tea – absolutely delicious!!!! Thank you so much ????????????

Reply

Amy BorrillThursday 24th May 2018

How long would you keep this in a container in the fridge for? Thanks.

Reply

LucyWednesday 16th May 2018

I love this dish. Feels so naughty! I always make enough to have spares for the freezer. I usually serve with a side salad and potato brava for a fake away on a Saturday night ????

Reply

AmzWednesday 25th April 2018

I don’t have a slow cooker, or a dish with an air tight lid.. has anyone made this by wrapping the chicken breast in tin foil instead/ do you think this would work? thanks =)

Reply

LauraWednesday 25th April 2018

Thank you ????

Reply

LauraWednesday 25th April 2018

I want to cook this later today but just realised i haven’t got any of the franks buffalo wings hot sauce, would it be okay to use hot & smoky chipotle chilli sauce or I have Schwartz crushed chillies or cayenne pepper.? If these are ok as an alternative to franks sauce, how much should I use?
Many thanks

Reply

BethSunday 22nd April 2018

Hello, this recipe looks delicious and I’m thinking or trying it out one day this week. I was just wondering how many grams of fat are in 1 serving of this?

Reply

HannahWednesday 11th April 2018

Wanting to make this for 8 people using slow cooker. How long would you recommend cooking time if I double the recipe? TIA

Reply

JessieSaturday 7th April 2018

Amazing! I love it! I slightly reduce the amount of vinegar but other than that, it’s a great recipe! So easy and i’ve made it a number of times. Thanks so much PON!

Reply

Laura BartonWednesday 4th April 2018

Hi PON.
Just tried this for the first time and the whole family loved it! They said it was so lovely they had no idea it was a healthy recipe! This will definately be one of our favourites. Thank you very much for this and all the other recipes, I can’t wait to try more.

Reply

Trudie TMonday 2nd April 2018

I have made this numerous times now by both methods and it turns out perfect every time! The whole family love it! It is my go to recipe now. Thank you!

Reply

Mark LancasterWednesday 28th March 2018

Hi, I don’t have a blender, will a good whisking suffice?
Really want to try this.

Reply

    Mark LancasterWednesday 28th March 2018

    Thanks for the quick reply!
    Found a cheap tall blender at asda when buying the ingredients. Didn’t think id find one as cheap as a fiver but thought would be worth it for the smoothness.
    Currently in the slow cooker!

    Reply

Annette HogwoodSunday 25th March 2018

Great recipe! Just made this in oven with chicken fillets and normal bacon (fat removed) so didn’t wrap them, just laid pieces on top of the sauce. Word of warning re blitzing sauce – be careful if your dish isn’t that deep or you will peddledash yourself & the kitchen! Served with mini SW roasties & carrots. ????

Reply

June ThomsonThursday 22nd March 2018

Omg this is amazing. Would defo recommend and will be making again. So tasty and so filling.

Reply

Jan knowlesSunday 18th March 2018

Hi love this recipe, but just trying it out on son in law who needs gluten free, Worcester sauce isn’t and neither was the bbqpowder( struggle to find Swarchz) I was going to use so just need to be aware thanks Jan

Reply

Jane pinchinWednesday 14th March 2018

All the family loved it

Reply

CarolFriday 2nd March 2018

I have pork fillet in the freezer, do u think I could us this rather than chicken?

Reply

LukeWednesday 28th February 2018

I have no bbq seasoning in, is there anything I can use a a substitute please

Reply

Philip StockThursday 22nd February 2018

Instantpot possible ??

Reply

C milesTuesday 20th February 2018

Can I use Tabasco instead of franks sauce? Or will it blow my head off lol

Reply

RachaelThursday 15th February 2018

I made this today and it was delicious, if I do say so myself!!! ????Even my husband enjoyed it!!! The chicken was perfectly moist and the sauce was very tasty. I will definitely be making it again ????

Reply

Linda ReillyMonday 5th February 2018

Hi, got to say thanks for such an excellent dish. The quantities, timing etc were perfect and the main thing, it was delicious – will certainly make again and will now be on the search for more of your recipes.

Reply

JessicaWednesday 31st January 2018

I’m making this now I have missed out lemon juice and buffalo sauce as I didn’t have these in but hopefully still tastes good can’t wait till it’s cooked for tea

Reply

Join the conversation

Comment or ask our advice

Leave a Reply

Our newsletter

Get the latest pinch