Easy Cajun Hasselback Baked Chicken Recipe Is a Flavor Powerhouse by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Cajun Hasselback Baked Chicken Recipe Is a Flavor Powerhouse

Hasselback chicken seems to be making a comeback. Our Mediterranean hasselback chicken recipe was such a fan favorite, we decided we needed to spice things up a bit. This easy Cajun hasselback baked chicken recipe is a flavor powerhouse! The low-carb, keto-friendly chicken dinner is super easy to prep and cooks in about 30 minutes.

The hasselback baked chicken recipe starts with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Make five or six cuts with a sharp knife into each breast, being very careful not to cut all the way through the chicken. The chicken marinates quickly in a mixture of olive oil, Cajun seasoning, dried oregano and garlic power. After the spicy soak, the gluten-free chicken is put on a baking sheet and stuffed with thin slices of red bell pepper, green or yellow bell pepper, red onion and grated cheese. They get a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley before being baked in the oven for about 30 minutes.

The Cajun flavors in this chicken will knock your taste buds' socks off. It's a flavorful dinner to add to your weeknight recipe rotation. Serve this baked Cajun chicken with your favorite side dishes.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 small green or yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 - 2 cups grated Monterey Jack, provolone cheese, gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • Freshly grated cheese melts better than pre-shredded cheese, so grate your own if you can.
  • To reduce the sodium in this recipe, use no-salt or no-salt seasonings.
  • Line the baking sheet or casserole dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easier cleanup.
  • Slice the vegetables thin so they cook quickly.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cut five or six slits in the chicken breasts, not going all the way through. 
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, Cajun seasoning, oregano and garlic powder in a bowl. Add the chicken and marinate for about 10 minutes (longer if you have time).
  3. Put the chicken onto a baking sheet or in a casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper. Stuff each slit with peppers, onions and some grated cheese. Pour any remaining marinade over the chicken. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 404

Total Fat: 25.7g

Saturated Fat: 8.3g

Cholesterol: 111mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.3g

Dietary Fiber: 1.7g

Total Sugars: 3.7g

Protein: 37.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 217mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 426mg

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Flavor to the core!
Elisa Schmitz
So easy to make and so much flavor in this recipe. The whole family will love it, and it's ready FAST! #yum

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