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Cheesy Hasselback Chicken Breast

Cheesy Hasselback Chicken Breast

with Chargrilled Capsicum Relish & Roast Veggie Toss

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Get ready to meet the chicken of your dreams! With a cheesy crust and tasty pockets of chargrilled capsicum relish, every bite is a flavour bomb. Teamed with a medley of sweet roasted veggies and creamy pesto dressing, this is definitely a dinner worth staying in for.

Tags:Naturally Gluten-FreeNot Suitable for Coeliacs
Allergens:MilkTree NutsEgg
Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit

sweet potato

1 unit


1 unit

red capsicum

1 unit

brown onion

1 packet

chicken breast

1 tub

chargrilled capsicum relish

(May be presentTree Nuts, Egg)

1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 packet

creamy pesto dressing

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts, Egg)

Not included in your delivery


olive oil

¼ tsp


1 tsp

vinegar (white wine or red wine)

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)3010 kJ
Fat35.4 g
of which saturates9.9 g
Carbohydrate45.1 g
of which sugars24.3 g
Protein52.7 g
Sodium761 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
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Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Prep the veg
Prep the veg

Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Chop the sweet potato and beetroot (both unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. Slice the red capsicum into 1cm strips. Slice the brown onion into 2cm wedges. TIP: Cut the veggies to the correct size so they cook in the allocated time.

Roast the veggies
Roast the veggies

Place the sweet potato, beetroot, capsicum and onion on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with the salt and a pinch of pepper. Toss to coat, then spread out in a single layer. Roast until tender, 25-30 minutes. TIP: Beetroot retains a lot of its firmness when cooked. It's cooked when you can pierce it with a fork.


While the veggies are roasting, cut deep slices, taking care not to slice all the way through, across the chicken breast at 1cm intervals. Place the chicken, cut-side up, on a second oven tray lined with baking paper and stuff with the chargrilled capsicum relish. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper, then sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese.

Bake the chicken
Bake the chicken

Bake the chicken until cooked through, 12-16 minutes (depending on the size of the fillet). TIP: Chicken is cooked through when it is no longer pink inside.

Toss the veggies
Toss the veggies

In a large bowl, combine the baby spinach leaves, roasted veggies, a drizzle of olive oil and the vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss to coat. TIP: Toss the salad just before serving to keep the leaves crisp!

Serve up
Serve up

Divide the cheesy hasselback chicken and roast veggie toss between plates. Serve with the creamy pesto dressing.