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Basil And Pesto Hasselback Chicken

This basil and pesto hasselback chicken is a burst of freshness on your plate! Tender chicken breast is sliced and stuffed with creamy pesto and fresh basil, then roasted to perfection. It's a simple yet flavorful dish that's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

96% would make again
Basil And Pesto Hasselback Chicken


for 4 servings

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons red pesto
  • 1 handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (50 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 329
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 2g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 51g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Slice into the chicken several times, about 1 cm (½ inch) apart, but only cut about 85% of the way through, leaving the bottom intact.
  3. Cook the red pesto and basil on a medium heat until the basil is just wilted.
  4. Sprinkle over the mozzarella and stir until melted.
  5. Allow to cool to the touch, and then fill each segment of the chicken breast with about 1 teaspoon of the mixture.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 18-22 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.
  7. Enjoy!
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Basil And Pesto Hasselback Chicken