Red and Green Christmas Chicken Three Ways

AuthorKathleen GloverCategory, DifficultyBeginner

For a subtle festive meal, try one of these three options for red and green stuffed hasselback chicken. Stuffed chicken is always a hit because it infuses a lot of great flavor into the chicken while it's baking in the oven. 

I've included three different ways to embrace the red and green theme, so choose one of the inspirations (Asian, Italian, Mexican) and run with it! 

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins
 2 chicken breasts
Asian Chicken
 8 oz bamboo shoots
 2 bunches scallions
 4 tbsp chilli garlic paste
 2 tbsp sesame oil
Italian Chicken
 16 oz mozzarella
 2 large tomatoes
 ¼ cup pesto
Mexican Chicken
 1 can chipotles in adobo
 5 oz cotijo cheese, crumbled
 guacamole salsa
1

Slice your chicken breast from the top down, not cutting all the way through but leaving 1/2 inch in tact at the bottom.

Asian
2

In an alternating order, stuff the slats in the chicken with mozzarella and tomato slices. Over top, spread the pesto evenly.

3

Bake chicken at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.

Italian
4

In an alternating order, stuff the slats in the chicken with mozzarella and tomato slices. Over top, spread the pesto evenly.

5

Bake chicken at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.

Mexican
6

In an alternating order, stuff the slats with the chipotle peppers and crumbled cotijo cheese.

7

Bake chicken at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.

Ingredients

 2 chicken breasts
Asian Chicken
 8 oz bamboo shoots
 2 bunches scallions
 4 tbsp chilli garlic paste
 2 tbsp sesame oil
Italian Chicken
 16 oz mozzarella
 2 large tomatoes
 ¼ cup pesto
Mexican Chicken
 1 can chipotles in adobo
 5 oz cotijo cheese, crumbled
 guacamole salsa

Directions

1

Slice your chicken breast from the top down, not cutting all the way through but leaving 1/2 inch in tact at the bottom.

Asian
2

In an alternating order, stuff the slats in the chicken with mozzarella and tomato slices. Over top, spread the pesto evenly.

3

Bake chicken at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.

Italian
4

In an alternating order, stuff the slats in the chicken with mozzarella and tomato slices. Over top, spread the pesto evenly.

5

Bake chicken at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.

Mexican
6

In an alternating order, stuff the slats with the chipotle peppers and crumbled cotijo cheese.

7

Bake chicken at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.

Red and Green Christmas Chicken Three Ways

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