Hasselback Chicken with Spinach + Goat Cheese
This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make super delicious and flavorful chicken breasts. By making slits in the chicken breasts (Hasselback) and stuffing them with tasty things like spinach and goat cheese, you’ll get a hit of savory cheesy goodness in every bite!
Servings: 4 servings
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese or feta
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
- 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless (aprrox. 1.5 lbs.)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp paprika
- ⅓ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese or cheddar
Preheat oven to350 F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with foil, set aside.
In a large skillet add a splash of olive oil,cook spinach over medium until slightly wilted (approx. 3-5 min). Add crumbled goat cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted (about 1 min).Stir in red pepper flakes (if using) Set aside.
Place chicken breasts on prepared baking sheet. Using a sharp knife cut slits across the chicken breast about ¾ of the way through chicken breast (careful not to cut all the way through) about ½-3/4 inch apart (approx. 6-8 slits per chicken breast). Stuff each slit with spinach/goat cheese mixture.
Generously salt and pepper top of chicken breast and season with paprika. Sprinkle ¼ of the mozzarella cheese among each chicken breast.
Place chicken breasts in the oven and bake for 20-25 min. If desired switch oven from bake to broil for the last 10 min. of cooking (for more bubbly and browned cheese)
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.7g | Protein: 43.2g | Fat: 13.2g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 113.2mg | Sodium: 297mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.6g