Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Knight Rider & Chicken
So you've probably heard of Hasselback Potatoes (click for my recipe), but have you heard or Hasselback Chicken? It's not like David Hasselhoff, you know, from the show Knight Rider. I used to love that show. It came on Friday nights. We would order a pizza from Domino's and watch Knight Rider and then Dallas. It was a great show. KITT was a smart aleck. Did you know that Domino's (at least back then) wouldn't just put onions on a third of the pizza, but instead it had to be half? My mom was the only one that liked onions back then (I've grown to love them, by the way), so we always had to pick them off of the half of the pizza that she didn't eat. Good times.
Anyway, back to the chicken. Hasselback potatoes are potatoes that are sliced almost all the way through and then baked and sometimes stuffed with stuff. They came from Sweden. So why not treat chicken the same way! This turned out amazing! We put ham and Swiss cheese in ours and called it a healthier "Cordon Bleu Hasselback Chicken." Cordon bleu means blue ribbon, by the way. You could stuff it with whatever cheese and meat you want and it will be good. We ate ours with hot sauce (I chose Frank's and my hubby chose Crystal's) just because we like hot sauce. But it would be good with Ranch dressing too. It's easy to throw together and darn tasty!
CORDON BLEU HASSELBACK CHICKEN
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4-6 thin slices deli ham (or your favorite deli meat)
4-6 slices Swiss cheese (or your favorite cheese)
Seasoned salt (like Lawry's)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut slits in the chicken but don't cut all the way through. Season the chicken on both sides with seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic powder, being sure to get some into the slits. Tear the ham into smaller pieces and stick some in each slit. Tear the cheese into smaller pieces and stick some into each slit. Put the chicken on a sheet pan and bake it 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is at 165 degrees internally. Serve with hot sauce, Ranch dressing, or even sour cream.