Hasselback Chicken Recipe

Hasselback chicken tray bake (plus: how-to video)

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Our chicken tray bake with mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto makes a quick and easy midweek meal that's easily doubled or halved. Plus, it has just over 300 calories


Try making your own pesto for this hasselback chicken traybake with our homemade pesto recipe.



  • skinless chicken breasts 4
  • mozzarella 1 ball, thinly sliced
  • sun-dried tomatoes 4, sliced
  • basil leaves a handful
  • olive oil
  • fresh pesto 4 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut slashes into the chicken breasts widthways, about 2cm apart. Go about two-thirds through the chicken – you don’t want to cut all the way.

  • Step 2

    Add a thin slice of mozzarella, a thin slice of tomato and a basil leaf to each cut and add to a baking tray. Season and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the cheese has melted. Drizzle over the pesto and a few more basil leaves. Serve with a green salad and pasta or potatoes.

Try one of our other healthy chicken recipes here...

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 301
  • Fat 16.4g
  • Saturates 6g
  • Carbs 1.5g
  • Sugars 1.1g
  • Fibre 0.5g
  • Protein 36.5g
  • Salt 0.8g