Introduction: Butterfly Chicken With Cheddar Gratin

When you have chicken breast and cheese, there's nothing better than making the butterfly chicken with cheddar gratin.


  • Chicken breast
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • basil leaves
  • garlic
  • onion/shallot
  • thymes, black pepper and oregano
  • vegetable oil and butter

Step 1: Cutting and Seasoning

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Separate the fillet and then slice chicken breast 80% of the way through into butterfly shape
  • Rub in thyme, black pepper, and oregano
  • add a bit of salt
  • finely dice shallot
  • crush 2 cloves of garlic

Step 2: Preparing the Gratin

  • Grate cheddar and parmsesan together
  • mix in basil leave flakes

Step 3: Cooking the Chicken

In a hot pan:

  • add 2 tbsp of oil
  • saute the garlic until brown, then remove from pan
  • add in the chicken meat and lightly brown on both sides, then remove from pan

Step 4: Saute the Shallot

In the same pan:

  • melt 2 tbsp of butter
  • saute the shallot well
  • remove the shallot from pan
  • scrape away debris in the pan

Step 5: Roasting

  • Scoop shallot over chicken meat
  • add generous amounts of gratin mix on top
  • place into the oven for 5 minutes

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

  • Carefully remove chicken from pan and transfer to a plate
  • dash in some fresh basil leave flakes and serve

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