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Recipe: Basil halloumi chicken dish

April 26, 2016

We found this simple recipe for a delicious chicken, basil and halloumi dish online and had to share it with you. Just click on the video to see how it's done. You'll be glad you gave this one a try!



Find the original feature from the good people at Tasty here.


Here's the full recipe (serves 2):




2 chicken breasts
1 8oz block of halloumi cheese 
2 cartons red cherry tomatoes
4 large leaves Basil 
2 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 tsp pepper (or to taste) 

60ml approx extra virgin olive oil 


Basil oil: 
60ml approx extra virgin olive oil 
3 garlic cloves
2 large handfuls of basil 
1 tsp salt 
1 tsp pepper 
Juice from ½ a lemon




Preheat your oven to 350˚F / 175˚ C


Turn the block of halloumi on its side and cut it into three to four even slices. Set aside.


Pour the olive oil, salt, and pepper into a large plastic bag. Put the tomatoes and chicken in and massage until everything is evenly coated in the seasoned oil. Dump everything onto a foil lined baking sheet. Top the chicken with the large basil leaves and then the slices of halloumi.


Bake for 15 minutes at 175˚c, then grill for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and the chicken is cooked (note: oven times vary, especially grilling so keep an eye on it!)


Take the chicken out and let it rest on a plate and continue to cook the tomatoes for 10 more minutes back on 175˚c. They will become super sweet and have a great concentrated tomato flavour.


Meanwhile, add the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice to a blender and blitz for 30 seconds. Next add the basil and blitz until it’s the consistency of pesto, about 30 seconds.


Spoon over the chicken and serve with the lovely roasted tomatoes.


Remember, you can check the original feature and loads more from Tasty here.


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