Monday, February 27, 2017

Hasselback Stuffed Caprese Chicken Recipe

I have yet another amazing recipe that I stumbled upon while browsing Pinterest. This was a favorite for me because not only was it fast (prep time less than 15 minutes), but it was easy to make a large amount of which means lots of leftovers. This is a key component when it comes to making dinners for one. The last thing I want to do is prep a meal for myself every day of the week, so I love when I get a meal that warms up well. This Hasselback stuffed chicken warms wonderfully in the microwave because all of the juices keep the dish moist. 

One thing that I did add to this dish was a quick and simple touch. I marinated the chicken in Italian dressing for a few hours prior to making the dish. It gave the chicken extra flavor and added to the moistness of the dish. Also, for added moisture place a baking dish half full of water on the bottom rack of the oven while you bake. 

I unfortunately forgot to take a photo of the "after" dish, but you get the is delicious. 
This recipe was borrowed from Walking on Sunshine Recipes, which is a fantastic blog for foodies. 

2 chicken breasts
Sliced mozzarella cheese
Grape tomatoes; sliced in half
Basil leaves
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
salt, pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
  1. 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 the chicken breast being careful not to cut all the way through.
  2. Depending on the size of your chicken breast, you're going to want around 6 to 8 slits per chicken breast.
  3. Stuff each slit with a slice of mozzarella cheese, half a grape tomato and a basil leaf.
  4. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish that has been coated with non-stick baking spray.
  5. Brush each chicken breast with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle each chicken breast with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  7. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160 degrees.




  1. This recipe is right up my alley! It looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Jen, it is SO easy. You and your hubby will love it!