As much as we love go-to dinners like chicken cutlets, you can get pretty easily bored by the same meal over and over. There’s only so many times you can make your famous lemon pepper chicken before you and your family start to get anxious for a fresh, new meal. The only problem is fresh, new meals usually require a lot of extra time, work, and ingredients. And on a busy weekday night that is just NOT in the cards. Well, we have a fun spin on your regular chicken breast dinner that’s a simple, cheap, and delicious upgrade! Introducing your new weekday favorite: hasselback chicken. Check out 13 yummy ways you can transform your chicken with this easy technique.
Love a little bite to your chicken? Make it a ragin’ Cajun dinner, then! Stuff your hasselback chicken with spicy pepper jack cheese and spinach, then give the whole breast a healthy coating of Cajun spices.
- Facebook via Tasty
Pizza lovers, rejoice! Now all your favorite parts of pizza (the sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, of course) are stuffed into tender chicken breasts for a healthy spin on your favorite dish. You won’t even miss that deep dish nonsense.
- Walking on Sunshine
The best flavors of Mediterranean cuisine come together in this hasselback recipe: rich mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and a little kick of basil to make your regular chicken pop with flavor.
- Small Town Woman
A delicious spin on traditional hasselback chicken! While your classic recipe mixes spinach with feta or ricotta cheese, this recipe combines decadent gouda cheese with seasoned spinach. This is just the thing bland chicken needs!
- The Weary Chef
This could be the most simple hasselback recipe of all! All you need is slices of ham and cheese to stuff you chicken with and you’ve basically made an impromptu chicken cordon bleu with the easiest ingredients imaginable.
Southwestern Hasselback ChickenSkinny Mom
Give your hasselback chicken a little Tex Mex flare with this Southwestern recipe. Complete with peppers, onions, jalapenos, beans, and LOTS of sour cream, this is one interesting take on the classic fajita.
- Teal Crown
Who doesn’t love the tangy spice of buffalo chicken wings? Now your favorite pre-game snack has been turned into a healthy – but still delicious – meal! Drench this spicy buffalo hasselback in bleu cheese or ranch dressing, depending on your dipping preference.
- Kitchen Divas
General rule of thumb: when something is stuffed with bacon, it’s going to be the most delicious thing you’ll eat all week. That rule applies to this bacon-lovers hasselback chicken recipe, too! Your family will flip for these loaded chicken tenders.
A delicious Italian meal has never been so easy to whip up on a hectic Wednesday night. All you have to do to capture that Tuscan flavor is stuff your chicken breast with fresh mushrooms, salami, tomato-pesto sauce, and heaps of provolone cheese. Mangia mangia!
- Damn Delicious
If you can’t get enough of pesto sauce (like us – we could put pesto on almost anything!), then you’re going to love this pesto hasselback chicken. Made with the fresh flavors of Caprese and a kick of creamy pesto, this recipe can be made in a foil packet! Talk about a simple and delicious dinner.
- Betty Crocker
It might not be barbecue season anymore, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to let go of our favorite grilling flavors. Imitate your BBQ favorites with tangy barbecue sauce and lots of melted cheddar cheese.
- Gran Luchito
This is a seriously delicious mashup of two dinnertime favorites! Hasselback chicken, covered in bread crumbs and seasonings, is baked side-by-side in a casserole dish, turning it into…hasselback chicken parm. Perfect for large families or dinner parties! Even better, this recipe uses a delicious chili paste that really give this unique dish some heat.
Forget taco night, we’ve got a different kind of fiesta to celebrate! Fiesta hasselback chicken, that is. Stuff your chicken breast with salsa, chopped veggies (we love some hot peppers, but that’s just us!), and a Mexican blend of shredded cheese. Taco night just got a delicious new reboot.
Do you make hasselback chicken in a different way? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.