Bacon Mozzarella Hasselback Chicken

Bacon Mozzarella Hasselback Chicken


The simple chicken breast gets a crave-worthy twist in this Bacon Mozzarella Hasselback Chicken recipe. Slices of bacon and mozzarella cheese are stuffed into cross-cut slits for juicy chicken breasts with a flavorful burst of melted cheese and bacon in each bite. Enhanced with chili powder and oregano for a moderately spicy flavor, they pair very ...

Show More
Facebook Pinterest Instagram Mail


Serves 4
For the Hasselback Chicken
large chicken breasts
slices mozzarella cheese, about 3 x 2 in. and 1/4 in. thick
strips bacon
tablespoon chili powder
tablespoon oregano
For the Grilled Avocados
ripe avocados
tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste



Preheat your grill to 300°F.


Cut slits about 1 in. deep and 1/2 in. apart into each chicken breast. Do not cut all the way through.

Hot Tip: Use wooden spoons or butter knives placed parallel to the breasts to prevent from cutting through.

Insert mozzarella cheese and a slice of bacon into each slit. Then, season the chicken breasts with chili powder and oregano.


Place the chicken breasts on the grill and close the lid. Grill for 30 to 45 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.


Slice each avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Brush the interior of the avocados with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.


Once the chicken breasts are fully cooked, move them to the top warming rack. Place the avocados face side down on the grill. Grill for 30 seconds.


Remove the chicken breasts and avocados from the grill. Let the chicken rest for five minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Made this recipe? What did you think?
Cooking Notes
Share your tips, tricks, and cooking notes with others.
Thanks for sharing your note!
Once it's been approved, it will display here.

Need help? Our Customer Support can help you with any prroduct-specific questions.
  • Marcia | Jan 23, 2019

    Do you turn these chicken breasts over??

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | Feb 6, 2019

      Hi Marcia, you do not, as the slices of bacon would not cook into the chicken on the underside/scored section.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • Max | Feb 22, 2019

    This was delicious! The chili pepper was perfect. Wife wanted it left off hers because she didn't want it spicy. But after trying mine, she thought it added a nice "pop" of flavor and she ate half of mine!!! The cheese and bacon are perfect pairing with the chicken. Quick to prepare too! 5 stars!

    This was Helpful (0)
  • Anthony | Jul 24, 2019

    Is the bacon precooked?

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | Aug 2, 2019

      The bacon is not precooked, but is fully cooked after grilling for 30-45 minutes.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • Chris | Apr 21, 2020

    What would you serve with this for sides

    This was Helpful (0)
View More Recipes Like This