The term Hasselback has been around for awhile; usually for potatoes where you make slits in the potato, like and accordion. Being careful not to slice the potato all the way through. Then you stuff the slits with basil and cheese.
- 2 chicken breasts
- Sliced mozzarella cheese
- Grape tomatoes
- Basil leaves
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 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 the chicken breast 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 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.