Recipe: Hasselback Chicken with Basil, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

This recipe was so incredibly easy to put together, you don’t even need any instructions, all you need is a picture of this delicious meal. I saw a photo on Pinterest a while ago of this recipe and it looked so tasty and so simple to put together that it’s been stuck in my mind ever since.


The only ingredients you need are:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes for a little sweetness)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Mozzarella
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The prep is dead simple. You cut slices of mozzarella and tomatoes and separate the basil leaves from the stem. Then you cut slices into your chicken breasts width-wise, making sure not to cut all the way through and put them into a baking dish. After you’ve cut the slices in the chicken breast, you stuff a piece each of mozzarella and tomato and a basil leaf into each slice, drizzle some oil, sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, toss the dish (not literally) into the oven and cook them until they’re done!

This is what they looked like before going into the oven

I cooked mine at 400F to make sure that mozzarella was nice and melty and it took about 50 minutes for the chicken to be cooked through and golden brown on top. You can do more or fewer slices into your chicken breasts, depending on how much of the good stuff you want to eat. These babies are pretty much a meal in one for me, all I needed was a little extra veggies on the side!

I would definitely recommend them!

What’s your favourite low/no-effort meal?