Using the hasselback technique (cutting crosswise slits every half-inch along the chicken breast) cooks the chicken faster and ensures you get a burst of flavorful gooey filling with each bite. This quick one-pan high-protein and veggie-packed dinner is easy to make and the whole family will love it. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017

Carolyn Casner
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Make crosswise cuts every 1/2 inch along both chicken breasts, slicing almost to the bottom but not all the way through. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Fill the cuts alternately with tomato and mozzarella slices. Brush with pesto. Transfer the chicken to one side of the prepared baking sheet.

  • Toss broccoli, oil and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. If there are any tomato slices left, mix them in. Transfer the broccoli mixture to the empty side of the baking sheet.

  • Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the broccoli is tender, about 25 minutes. Cut each breast in half and serve with the broccoli.

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; 18.9 g total fat; 5.9 g saturated fat; 105 mg cholesterol; 634 mg sodium. 979 mg potassium; 10 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 37.6 g protein; 4840 IU vitamin a iu; 138 mg vitamin c; 117 mcg folate; 296 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 83 mg magnesium;

Reviews (10)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2019
This was SO tasty! I love pesto so I knew this one would be well liked. Unfortunately I had to use thin-cut chicken for this recipe making it impossible to do the hasselback technique. Instead I layered all of the ingredients between two thin breasts. It was quite good. I plan to make this again in the future. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2019
Delicious! We've made it twice now. Second time I only had cherry tomatoes I needed to use up and they worked great. If you use larger chicken breasts half is a good portion with the broccoli. We save the second half for lunch the next day. If you have smaller/thinner chicken breasts it's harder to keep the contents in place but it can be done! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2018
This looks great and I plan on serving it. Two chicken breasts to feed 4 people though??? Looks like one whole (actually half breast) on the plate in the last frames. Would not serve 4 in my house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2018
I cooked on top of stove in 20" skillet. I browned chicken on both sides using coconut oil sprinkled chicken with Weber Chicken no salt seasoning on one side and turmeric on other side then hasselback cut the breast added the tomato slices and basil. Then added few slices onion and broccoli on either side of breast sprinkled with Weber seasoning and enough vegetable broth to cover 1/4" deep covered the pan and cooked on med. until done. Uncovered added fresh grated Parmesan on top while hot. Yumm hubby loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2018
It was really good! And I will do it again. The only two things I will do it differently next time is that I will add tomatos with broccoli in the oven last 15 minutes with chicken and not the same time so the won't be so brown. I won't bake it on alu folia. I think it's better with normal baking paper. Thank you for recipe. Marjeta Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2018
Delicious. I especially loved how the broccoli turned out as I had never before thought of baking it. So flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2018
So delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2018
By: Minouchka I have made this great meal before. So easy and Sooo Good!:) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2017
It has potential. I made as directed but found it a little boring. I needed to bake mine longer with a short stint under the broiler. My chicken came out very juicy but needed more pesto for added flavor. The broccoli was still a bit crunchy after 50 min but some time under broiler to brown the mozzarella helped. I served with a side of pasta tossed in pesto and topped with fresh grated Parmesan for my men with large appetites. The broccoli with tomatoes was a nice side. I will make this again and perhaps top the chicken with some of the grated Parmesan to give it a little more flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2017
This recipe is a fun riff on the flavors from chicken parm (minus the breadcrumbs) and is a fun fresh way to serve chicken. Read More