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Adam's BBQ Chicken
3rd November 2020

This week we’re putting chef, Adam Drew, into the spotlight! Adam is one of the more experienced chefs at Richmond Painswick, with a background in hotel kitchens. Adam is originally from Poland now living in Cheltenham with his wife and two sons. Adam likes to spend time at home smoking sausages and ham and is currently making some wine that we are all looking forward to trying! Adam’s favourite dish on our winter menu is simple but classic - the BBQ chicken. Chicken breast stuffed with melted cheddar cheese, wrapped in smoked streaky bacon and smothered with BBQ sauce, best served with chips and peas. Sound delicious? Here’s how you can make Adam’s favourite at home…

For the BBQ sauce


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 85g brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée


Fry the onions garlic in the oil until lightly browned, then add the other ingredients.

Bring to a boil and then simmer until thick.

Allow to cool slightly then blitz until smooth.

For the chicken


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 slices of streaky bacon
  • 30g cheddar cheese


Pre heat the oven to 180°C.

For this, Adam recommends you butterfly the chicken breast –

On a chopping board carefully slice down the rounded edge of the breast but don’t cut it all the way through. Then open it up to look like a butterfly. Place the cheese in the middle then fold back over and slightly tuck the chicken under the cheese, this will stop all the cheese oozing out.

Next wrap the bacon around the chicken tightly, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with oil then place into the oven for roughly 30 mins.

Remove from the oven and pop it on a plate, smother in the BBQ sauce you prepared earlier and serve with chips and peas.

We think this looks delicious! A must try recipe and the perfect at-home dish to try this Winter.