You’ve probably heard about Hasselback potatoes or Hasselback apples. They’re all the rage now. If not, they’re the potato that has been sliced several times but not all the way through. The result is a fan-like presentation. And to make things tastier, you can stuff the space between the cuts with butter, cheese, or other types of goodness.
But now potatoes are not the only food being Hasselbacked. Today, we’re sharing a delicious recipe for Hasselback chicken that you and your family are going to love. It’s delectable and easy to make. Scroll down to learn the steps needed to impress everyone sitting at your dinner table tonight.
As an intro to this unique dish, Hasselback chicken is a unique take on stuffed chicken. So if you’ve had that, you can guess where we’re going with this one.
These are the ingredients you’ll need for the Hasselback chicken recipe:
1 tsp. olive oil
1 ½ cups fresh baby spinach
¼ cup ricotta cheese
2 1lb chicken breasts
1/8 cup white cheddar cheese, grated
Salt & pepper
Now to get started, first preheat your oven to 400°F.
While your oven gets warm, place a saute pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot add you oil and cook the spinach for about 3 to 5 minutes until the leaves are slightly wilted.
When the spinach is ready, stir in your ricotta cheese. Mix it together and cook for another 30 to 60 seconds. Remove it from the heat and let it cool.
Take your cleaned chicken breasts. Cut slits into the breast about 1 centimeter apart (which is about 4/10 of an inch). But don’t cut all the way to the bottom! This is what makes it Hasselback chicken. Make sure your slices are only about 75% of the way through the breast.
TIP: Don’t worry too much about the depth of your cuts. Just make sure they’re close together and don’t go all the way through. If you go all the way through, you're eating sliced chicken.
Spread open your cuts and stuff the spinach and ricotta cheese mix inside.
Now it’s time to season your chicken. Grab your salt and pepper and cover it to taste. After the bird is seasoned, sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese on top. Then sprinkle some paprika over everything to give it some nice color and a smoky flavor.
Since your Hasselback chicken is ready to go, put it in a baking dish and place it in your oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
You’ll notice that the cheese has melted and the juices coming from the chicken are clear. That’s when you know it’s all done and ready to be devoured!
Serve this Hasselback chicken with some steamed broccoli and brown rice for an extra healthy dinner. Your family and friends are going to love this recipe. Surprise them with it this week or during the weekend.
Here’s what people said about this recipe:
- “It looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.”
- “You make it look so cheesy and gooey. Yum!”