Cheesy Chicken Rarebits

*Cheesy Chicken Rarebits*
Serves 4

One of our favourite meals.  The chicken always turns out tender and you end up with a delicious cheesy sauce that is delicious spooned over the chicken and potatoes, rice or whatever it is you choose to serve with the meal.  We like potatoes.  Make sure you  squash the roasted tomatoes into the sauce as well when you eat it.  Fabulous!

4 skinless, boneless free range chicken breasts
140g strong cheddar cheese, grated
1 rounded dessertspoon of grainy mustard
3 ounces single cream
4 small bunches of cherry tomatoes on the vine
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 200*C/400*F.  Slice the chicken breasts through the middle almost all the way, leaving a bit of a hinge at one end.  Fan them out and place them into a lightly oiled shallow baking dish.  (Make sure it is large enough to hold all of the chicken breasts in a single layer.)  Season them lightly with some salt and pepper.

Mix the cheese, cream and mustard together in a bowl.  Spoon this mixture evenly over top of the chicken.  No need to smooth it down, it works fine in dollops. Place the tomatoes, leaving them on the vine, around the chicken in the dish.  Bang it into the oven and bake it for 20 to 30 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and the tomatoes are squashy and nicely roasted.

Serve the chicken divided onto heated serving plates, along with some of the roasted tomatoes and some of the deliciously cheesy sauce spooned over top.
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