Monday, August 1, 2016

Hasselback Chicken

Have you heard of Tasty? It's a great Internet site full of fairly simple recipe videos. Since I have discovered it, I have been using it to get out of my cooking rut. The first recipe I tried was Hasselback chicken. Surely, you know about Hasselback potatoes? They were insanely popular in the blogosphere. The chicken uses the same concept: You cut slits in the chicken, stuff it with ingredients, and bake! It's easy and delicious! The recipe lends itself to many variations as you can stuff the chicken with just about anything!

Hasselback Chicken

Source: Adapted from Tasty

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh garlic (minced)
1 cup fresh spinach (chopped)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers (chopped)

1/3 cup ricotta cheese
3 chicken breasts
1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a skillet over medium heat, add the oil, garlic, and spinach and cook 
for about 3 to 5 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
Take off the heat, mix in roasted red peppers and ricotta.
Cut slits into the chicken breasts. (Do not cut the slits all the way through the chicken!)
Stuff the spinach mixture into the slits.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the shredded cheese.

Sprinkle paprika on top.
Bake on a foil-lined, greased baking sheet for 30 to 40 minutes.

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