Syn Free Slimming World Hunters Chicken

If you enjoy cheese, BBQ sauce and bacon as much as I do, then this Syn Free Hunters Chicken is for you! If you’re in the mood for comfort food, and lets be honest who isn’t with the state of the world weather right now, then it’s probably time to melt some cheese and get stuck in. Not only is this dish syn free, but it’s pretty damn easy to make too. 

Syn Free - Slimming World - Hunters Chicken - Recipe  

Hunters Chicken Needs BBQ Sauce…

Of course it does, that’s basically what the dish is! But BBQ sauce from a bottle is synned, and that simply won’t do. For this recipe you make your own BBQ sauce, but before you start expecting it to be exactly like the Heinz version it’s not. It does however have all of that flavour with a whole lot more to boot. It also adds speed food to your dish which is never a bad thing! I’m only making this point because if I didn’t I know that there would inevitably be someone who gets upset that it’s not like the one that comes out of the bottle, but frankly this is SO MUCH nicer! Even my boyfriend, who is a purist when it comes to BBQ sauce, loved it and that’s a big endorsement if I do so say myself! 

Syn Free - Slimming World - Hunters Chicken - Recipe

I baked my Hunters Chicken individually, you of course can bake them together but this way they are just so cute! If you’re looking for something equally adorable to cook yours in then I got my dishes from Boswell’s, I’m sure they still stock them. However, if you don’t have one locally you can get similarly sized ones on Amazon for about Β£5. I particularly like these small enamel ones.

Syn Free - Slimming World - Hunters Chicken - Recipe

Bit On The Side… 

Whether you’re serving them up individually (super cute if you’ve got people round for dinner by the way!) or making a big cheesy load of them together, one thing’s for certain and that is that Hunters Chicken goes great with chips! Oven baked chips are syn free on Slimming World, I make mine like this for the perfect crispy finish every time. That was the natural thing for me to make to go along side my chicken, as you can see they turned out scrummy. Even better, the BBQ sauce goes great with the chips and you’ve got plenty of sauce for dipping which basically means you’re winning at life with this meal! 

Syn Free - Slimming World - Hunters Chicken - Recipe

Obviously you need to make sure you’re eating plenty of speed food too, so your Hunters Chicken should also be accompanied by a healthy helping of whichever speedy veg you fancy. I went with broccoli, a firm favourite in my house, which was also pretty great for dipping!

Syn Free - Slimming World - Hunters Chicken - Recipe

Hunters Chicken Recipe…

Whichever way you look at it, anything that involves tender chicken, topped with salty bacon, drenched in homemade BBQ Sauce and covered in cheese is going to be delicious, it’s just a miracle that Slimming World enables you to enjoy all of that and still lose weight! Sometimes it might feel hard to believe, but it works and I’m not planning on questioning it any time soon, that’s for sure! 

Syn Free - Slimming World - Hunters Chicken - Recipe

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Syn Free Slimming World Hunters Chicken

A tender chicken dish covered in homemade syn free BBQ Sauce and melted cheese!

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 2x Chicken Breasts
  • 4x Bacon Medalions
  • 70g Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Syn Free BBQ Sauce (see recipe below)
  • For the BBQ Sauce
  • 1x Tin Tomato
  • 1tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1tsp White Wine/Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of Half a Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 2tsp BBQ Seasoning


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Add all of the ingredients for the BBQ sauce into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Take the sauce off the heat and blend the sauce using a hand blender .
  4. Layer a few tablespoons of BBQ sauce into each baking tin , add the chicken and layer the bacon over each equally.
  5. Spoon over the rest of the BBQ sauce and then cover each with half of the cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve immediately with your choice of sides!


Syn free on Slimming World using your Healthy Extra A.



Hijacked By Twins



    24/01/2017 at 3:24 pm

    This looks like a hearty and tasty chicken dish with so much flavor from the sauce. Great dish.
    1. Cliona

      24/01/2017 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you Janette!
  • Jamie | The Kitchenarium

    24/01/2017 at 3:24 pm

    I love the presentation of them served individually like that. This is the cozy kind of food I crave this time of year.
    1. Cliona

      24/01/2017 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks very much Jamie! I'm a big fan of 'cute' ?
  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    24/01/2017 at 4:48 pm

    Sounds like a great chicken dish. Love that you make a homemade BBQ sauce to go with it.
  • Donna

    24/01/2017 at 5:23 pm

    How much better is homemade bbq sauce!!! We started making our own about a year ago, and have never looked back :) This dish sounds amazing, definitely a big bowl of comfort right there!
  • Katrin

    24/01/2017 at 5:27 pm

    This is perfect comfort food. Great recipe!
  • jenny paulin

    24/01/2017 at 10:19 pm

    I am following a SW eating plan so your recipes are right up my street! I must sign up so I can see more of your ideas, as sometimes it is good to get some ideas for meals isn't it? I love the individual portions you have made x
    1. Cliona

      25/01/2017 at 8:42 am

      Hi Jenny, thanks so much ? I'm so pleased you like my recipes! Do pop your name and email into the subscriber box for recipes straight to your inbox! It's always best to switch things up and learn new recipes ? x
  • Mandy

    25/01/2017 at 6:42 am

    Looks like a perfect winter warmer meal. And great that it's syn free too! Thanks for adding to #CookBlogShare
  • Louise Fairweather

    26/01/2017 at 8:19 pm

    I love Hunter's chicken and one with less calories has to be good #cookblogshare
  • Kirsty Hijacked by Twins

    27/01/2017 at 5:53 pm

    I must try the BBQ sauce it sounds so good! Got to love a son free dinner x #CookBlogShare
  • Kelley

    14/02/2017 at 7:38 am

    What bbq seasoning do you use as most have syns?
    1. Cliona

      15/02/2017 at 5:19 pm

      I usually use one from Spice 'n' Tice or from Schwartz :)
  • Fiona H

    17/04/2017 at 8:34 am

    We tried this recipe a couple of weeks ago and it's back on our meal plan this week. So great, especially with SW chips! Thank you for all your inspiring recipes!
    1. Cliona

      17/04/2017 at 1:59 pm

      I'm so pleased you like it! Thanks so much for your lovely comment!
  • Danielle

    01/05/2017 at 8:14 pm

    I am making this for dinner tomorrow. I love hunters chicken and am so glad to have found a healthier recipe for it thank you.
    1. Cliona

      02/05/2017 at 11:50 am

      I'm so pleased! Hope you enjoyed it!
  • Natalie

    16/05/2017 at 6:50 pm

    Not sure what happened with mine! But at the 20 minute mark my chicken was still very raw, would of had to leave it in for at least an hour!
    1. Cliona

      17/05/2017 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Natalie, that is very odd! Of course you should always cook for as long as needed to cook through and all ovens are different, 20 minutes is usually sufficient to cook the average chicken breast but of course if you check it and it is still too raw then you should leave it in longer!
    2. Jacky Montgomery

      26/10/2017 at 9:26 am

      HI Natalie, mine was the same, I would say it definitely needed longer.
  • chris

    19/05/2017 at 1:08 pm

    do you know how many calories are in your hunters chicken recipe?
    1. Cliona

      23/05/2017 at 10:41 am

      Hi Chris, I don't know the calorie content for my recipes I'm afraid as that's not the basis that Slimming World works on, however you can of course work it out using the ingredients list if you do want to count calories :)
  • Beth Paterson

    21/05/2017 at 10:46 am

    Just found some of your recipes. They look quick & easy, which is great for me. I'm on holiday this week so I can spend time having a really good look at them & trying them out with the family! I absolutely hate thinking about & cooking midweek meals, so fingers crossed & I'll let you know! Thanks!
    1. Cliona

      23/05/2017 at 10:40 am

      Hi Beth, lovely to hear from you! I'm so glad you've found my site and feel that the recipes will be helpful for you! I always try and make recipes that are quick, simple and tasty so I'm sure you and your family will love them as much as I do!
  • Danielle

    23/07/2017 at 12:41 am

    I fell off slimming world for a while but am restarting this week and this is going to be the first dinner i am going to make i absolutely love it
  • Jean cooper

    31/08/2017 at 5:59 pm

    I made this tonight and like another poster had to leave it in for another half hour. Having said that it's turned out to be one of the most succelent chicken dishes I have ever tasted. Thanks
    1. Cliona

      04/09/2017 at 8:36 pm

      Hi Jean, I'm so pleased you like it! Perhaps my oven was running a bit hot that day!
  • Christine

    14/09/2017 at 11:49 am

    Hi Cliona If I half cooked the chicken first would it be better because my electric oven always seems to take longer than others it a brand new oven .
    1. Cliona

      26/09/2017 at 12:16 pm

      You could do that, although it shouldn't matter too much if you leave it for longer :)
  • Liz Hanley

    20/10/2017 at 9:26 am

    Just came across your recipe and wondered if it can be frozen and if so at what stage?
    1. Cliona

      13/11/2017 at 5:21 pm

      Hi Liz, what I'd advise is making the BBQ sauce and then freezing it in a zip lock bag with the chicken. You can then defrost and add the cheese on when it goes in the oven!
  • Lesley Bristow

    30/10/2017 at 5:43 pm

    Surely with the chees there must be Syns ?
    1. Cliona

      13/11/2017 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Lesley, the cheese can be counted as your Healthy Extra A as stated in the recipe :)
  • CJ

    02/12/2017 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Cliona, I live in America so I am trying to figure out what a tin of tomatoes are and what you consider tomato puree, can you help me out?
    1. Cliona

      06/12/2017 at 2:04 pm

      Hi CJ, no worries! This is a tin of tomatoes: and this is tomato puree:
  • Kelda

    05/03/2018 at 5:46 pm

    What do you do with the other half of the cheese?
    1. Cliona

      12/03/2018 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Kelda, you could use the other half of your healthy extra however you wanted :)
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  • norma robertson

    07/08/2019 at 9:21 pm

    Where is the nutritional value for this recipe please ie caories carbs protein ect.
    1. Cliona

      04/10/2019 at 8:00 am

      Hi Norma, I don't generally include dietary information on my recipes out side of Slimming World information.
  • Julie

    30/08/2019 at 11:23 am

    Hi when you say freeze it with the sauce is that raw chicken and the sauce cooled down? Can u keep the sauce chilled? If so for how long ? I work all week and I am looking for meals I can prep and keep in the fridge rather than freeze as it takes forever to defrost? Thanks
    1. Cliona

      04/10/2019 at 7:58 am

      Hi Julie, I would definitely let the sauce cool down before freezing. You can also keep the sauce chilled. I can't give you an exact fridge life for the sauce but I've kept it in the fridge for up to a week before and used it still. Hope that helps!
  • Debbie

    17/09/2019 at 6:38 pm

    have to say neither of us are slimming as we're beyond redemption lol, we get food bored so tried this recipe. Was absolutely amazing so keeping. Have to say though didn't use BBQ seasoning used 2 tblsp of honey BBQ sauce. Chicken took longer on gas mark 6 but they were large breast fillets (that's where the instant read thermometer comes in handy). Thank you very much will defo make this time and time again. x
    1. Cliona

      04/10/2019 at 7:56 am

      That's so amazing to hear! Thanks so much for letting me know!
  • Sian Sweet

    21/09/2019 at 8:23 am

    Hi. Is that 1 tin of chopped tomatoes for the BBQ sauce? Looking forward to trying this out!
    1. Cliona

      04/10/2019 at 7:55 am

      It is, yes :)

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