Hasselback Chicken Recipe
The term Hasselback has been around for awhile; usually for potatoes where you make slits in the potato, like an accordion, being careful not to slice the potato all the way through. Then you stuff the slits with bacon and cheese.
Now, people are making Hasselback everything…apples, sweet potatoes and even chicken! I haven’t tried Hasselback potatoes yet; have you? I’m going to soon though. And I know my son is really going to love that recipe because he loves bacon.
Hasselback Chicken Recipe Video
How to make Hasselback Chicken
Let’s get started with the recipe. Using a sharp knife, cut slits across each chicken breast.
Your family will love this recipe as much as my family does. It’s an easy recipe to prepare for busy nights and it’s also a beautiful recipe to prepare for company!
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 to 10 slices mozzarella cheese
- 5 to 6 grape tomatoes; sliced in half
- Fresh basil leaves
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut slits across the chicken breast about 3/4 of the way through being careful not to cut all the way through.
Depending on the size of your chicken breast, you're going to want around 6 to 8 slits per chicken breast.
Stuff each slit with a slice of mozzarella cheese, half a grape tomato and a basil leaf.
Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish that has been coated with non-stick baking spray.
Brush each chicken breast with olive oil.
Sprinkle each chicken breast with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 degrees.
Note: The quantity for tomatoes, cheese and basil will depend on how many slits you make in the boneless chicken breasts.