It doesn’t have to be complicated to find a low carb dinner your entire family will enjoy. That is especially true when you make this Hasselback Caprese Chicken Recipe.
This amazing dinner recipe is sure to please. Not only is it a healthy and low carb meal, but it is perfect for any night of the week. This Hasselback Caprese Chicken is stuffed with tomato, fresh mozzarella and fresh baby spinach, creating a delicious flavor profile that you are sure to want again and again.
The filling isn’t the only thing that makes this dish taste amazing though. It is also covered in a delicious sauce that brings everything together.
What Kind of Chicken Can You Use in This Hasselback Caprese Chicken?
This recipe is made using boneless, skinless chicken breast. You wouldn’t want to use any other kind because it would not turn out the same. Especially if you chose a bone-in type, as cutting into it to insert the tomatoes, spinach and fresh mozzarella wouldn’t work as well.
How Long Does It Take to Make This Hasselback Caprese Chicken?
This recipe takes 10 minutes of food preparation and about 40 Minutes to cook in a 350 degree oven. You will want to make sure that you cook the chicken to the appropriate internal temperature before serving.
What is in The Sauce for This Hasselback Caprese Chicken?
The marinade or sauce for this recipe is generally straight forward. It uses olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasonings and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. This helps to bring a delicious, bold flavor to the chicken.
What is Hasselback Chicken?
Hasselback chicken is a thick chicken breast with slits cut into, but not through it. You use these slits in the chicken as vessels for your favorite fillings.
About Hasselback Caprese Chicken
Many people have been using the term Hassleback to describe potatoes. Usually you make slits in your potato and create an accordion effect, making sure not to slice it all the way though. People were stuffing their potatoes with bacon and cheese. In this recipe, you use chicken as the vessel, cutting slits into the meat and stuffing them with tomatoes, spinach and fresh mozzarella.
How to Make This Hasselback Caprese Chicken
If you are on a low carb diet, this recipe is perfect for you. Not only will the entire family enjoy it, but it is generally simple to throw together any night of the week.
We love the flavor combination of the delicious sauce and the yummy fillings. They are sure to please.
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To make this Hasselback Caprese Chicken recipe you are going to need:
- Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- Balsamic vinegar
- Sliced Tomato
- Fresh Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh baby spinach
- Salt and pepper
- Chopped fresh basil
Step 1: Start Your Oven
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Get Coating
Coat your chicken breasts in olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and Italian seasoning. Rub the mixture to coat both sides of your chicken breast.
Step 3: Drizzle
Now is the time to drizzle 2 tablespoons of the balsamic vinegar over the top of your chicken breasts.
Step 4: Cut it up
Use a very sharp knife to cut 6 slits lengthwise through the top of each chicken breast. You want to make sure that you get these cuts as deep into the chicken as you can without cutting all the way through.
Step 5: Stuff Them
Stuff two of the slits in each chicken breast with half a slice of mozzarella each. Then stuff the other two with fresh baby spinach and the last with a slice of tomato.
You will want to alternate which cuts get stuffed with different ingredients. For example, Mozzarella, spinach, tomato, mozzarella, spinach, tomato.
Step 6: Bake it Up
Bake your chicken for 40 minutes, or until it is completely cooked through.
Step 7: Garnish
Using freshly chopped basil, garnish your hasselback caprese chicken.
Step 8: Serve and Enjoy!
Serve this up to your family to enjoy as a low carb meal.
- 5 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 5 slices of tomato
- 5 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese (about ½ oz each)
- Fresh baby spinach
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat the chicken breasts in the olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning as well as salt and pepper to taste. Rub the mixture in to coat both sides of the chicken.
- Drizzle 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar over the chicken breasts.
- Using a sharp knife, cut 6 slits lengthwise down the top of each chicken breast. Make them as deep as you can without cutting all the way through the chicken breasts.
- Stuff two of the slits in each chicken breast with half of a slice of mozzarella cheese each. Stuff another two with fresh baby spinach, and the last two with half of a slice of tomato each.
- Bake the chicken for 40 minutes until completely cooked through.
- Serve with freshly chopped basil for garnish.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 44g
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I Serve with This Hasselback Caprese Chicken Recipe?
This delicious recipe can be served up with virtually anything you enjoy. If you are opting to keep it low carb, opt to serve it with a simple side salad, some zucchini noodles, or even just some steamed vegetables.
Do I Have to Use Garnish for This Hasselback Caprese Chicken?
The basil adds a delicious flavor profile to the finished recipe. It is best served with the fresh basil flavor of the garnish as it compliments it so well.