Hasselback Chicken Italian & Alice Springs Style

Hasselback Chicken Italian & Alice Springs Style

YIELDS: 2 Servings PREP TIME: 20 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins TOTAL TIME: 35 mins

Italian Style 
1 whole boneless chicken breast
5-6 slices fresh mozzarella
6-8 leaves of basil
1 roma tomato, sliced
1 tbsp Colden's Freakin' Greek Rub
Alice Springs Style 
1 whole boneless chicken breast
5-6 slices Colby Jack cheese
6-8 slices bacon - cooked
½ cup shiitake mushrooms - sliced
1 tbsp Casanova's Competition Rub
½ cup honey mustard
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
Tools 
Recteq grill 
Aluminum pan 
Cutting board 
Knife

  1. For the Italian style, preheat Recteq to 350°F.
  2. Create slits in chicken breast widthwise about 1" apart. Cut almost all the way through, leaving the bottom surface connected (about 5-6 slits).
  3. Rub breast with olive oil and season with Colden’s Freakin’ Greek Rub. 
  4. Slide strips of mozzarella, tomato, and basil into each slit. 
  5. Season lightly with a little more Colden’s rub.
  6. Place on an aluminum pan lined with a silicone mat or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F and cheese is melted.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. For the Alice Springs style, preheat Recteq to 350°F.
  10. Create slits in chicken breast widthwise about 1" apart. Cut almost all the way through, leaving the bottom surface connected (about 5-6 slits).
  11. Rub breast with olive oil and season chicken with Casanova’s Competition Rub. 
  12. Slide strips of cheese, mushrooms, and bacon into each slit.
  13. Season lightly with a little more Competition rub.
  14. Pour 1/2 cup of honey mustard on top.
  15. Place on aluminum pan lined with a silicone mat or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  16. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F and cheese is melted.
  17. Pour 1/4 cup of honey mustard on top before plating.
  18. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Recipe by: Jody Flanagan, Rec Teq Grills