Hasselback Chicken


For maximum flavor per bite, stuff chicken with spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and three types of cheese before baking.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pounds)

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 cup spinach, coarsely chopped

  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed), finely chopped

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 4 ounce goat cheese, crumbled

  • 12 - 16 slices smoked gouda cheese (about 4 ounces)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 4 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Italian flat-leaf parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add spinach, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until spinach is slightly wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in goat cheese.

  3. Arrange chopsticks or wooden spoons lengthwise on opposite sides of one chicken breast on the cutting board. Slice chicken crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick slices, stopping the knife when it reaches the chopsticks or the wooden spoons to prevent slicing all the way through. Transfer to prepared pan.

  4. Alternately stuff the slits with spinach mixture and gouda cheese. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. If desired, sprinkle with parsley before serving.

    Hasselback Chicken
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

502 Calories
27g Fat
7g Carbs
56g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 178mg 59%
Sodium 1013mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 56g
Vitamin C 11.1mg 56%
Calcium 450mg 35%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 814mg 17%
Folate, total 58.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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