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 itย looked so tasty and so simple to put together that it’s been stuck in my mind ever since.

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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!

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This is what they looked like before going into the oven

I cooked mine at 400F to make sure that mozzarella was nice and meltyย 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?

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Recipe: Cocoa Date Balls

This week I had a little more success in picking a “healthy” dessert that was actually close to being healthy. These date balls have just three ingredients (dates, nuts, and cocoa powder), are super duper easy to throw together, and they taste like a real dessert. Which of course made it very difficult to not eat the whole batch in one go haha.

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Recipe: Breakfast Egg Muffins

I am constantly on the hunt for things to eat for breakfast that are healthy, tasty, and have a bunch of protein in them to keep me feeling full and awake until I can eat my next snack/meal. Some of my favourites are cottage cheese with fruit/nuts, oatmeal, toast with avocado and tomato, and of course eggs in any form. A few months ago I started a new job which completely threw my leisurely morning routine out the window and I don’t have much time in the morning to make things that take a while (like eggs), so when I found Averie Cooks’ recipe for these cute little egg/omelet muffins that you could heat up in the microwave I knew I had to try them. Continue reading “Recipe: Breakfast Egg Muffins”