Mike Tomkins’ Hunter’s Chicken
Hunter’s chicken is a wonderful thing. Juicy chicken, oozing with cheese, encased in salty bacon and glazed with tangy BBQ sauce. MasterChef finalist 2021 Mike Tomkins took this pub classic and elevated it with three cheeses for the filling, a luxurious, creamy mash and roasted Tenderstem.
The chicken needs to reach a final temperature of 74°C. Mike baked the chicken to 62°C, before removing from the oven to pan fry until it reached 68°C. He then left it to rest, where the temperature rose to 74°C. He used the Thermapen One to keep his temperatures in check.