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Hasselback Buffalo Chicken Recipe

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Everyone will love the flavor of this Hasselback Buffalo Chicken Recipe! It’s the perfect weeknight dinner, loaded with great tastes! Simple chicken recipes like this are so good!

Keep this simple spicy chicken dish handy when you need to have a comfort food dinner at its best. It’s too good to pass up!

The cheese paired with the spicy buffalo sauce puts the flavor of this easy dinner recipe on a whole new level. I literally can’t get enough! Easy chicken recipes like this are a must to make!

Hasselback Buffalo Chicken Recipe

When looking for a new recipe that doesn’t take long, this simple chicken recipe with buffalo sauce is the one. I promise you that the flavor is worth it!

My boys like to eat food with a little heat but nothing too spicy – and this one nails it. It has the best flavor and taste – without much stress.

Add your favorite side dish like mashed potatoes or sweet potato fries, and sit back and enjoy. This is one simple chicken dish that you’ll make over and over again.

How do you make chicken soft and tender?

Chicken is a versatile and popular protein source but can often become dry and tough when cooked improperly. To make chicken soft and tender, there are several techniques to consider.

The first is to marinate the chicken in an acidic mixture, which can help break down the meat’s fibers and make it more tender.

Another option is to cook the chicken over low heat, allowing it to cook without becoming overcooked and dry. A meat thermometer can also ensure the chicken reaches the proper internal temperature without cooking it too long.

Another helpful technique is to pound the chicken to an even thickness before cooking, allowing it to cook more evenly and prevent some parts from overcooking.

With these tips, anyone can learn how to make soft, juicy, and full-of-flavor chicken.

What side pairs well with Buffalo Hasselback Chicken?

Looking for a side dish that will wow your taste buds? Look no further than this mouthwatering recipe for Twice Baked Butternut Squash!

Bursting with creamy goodness and a hint of sweetness, this savory dish perfectly accompanies Hasselback Buffalo Chicken.

Imagine sinking your fork into tender butternut squash, perfectly seasoned and mixed with a velvety blend of cheeses, herbs, and spices.

With each bite, you’ll experience a delightful balance of richness and warmth, making it an ideal companion to the bold and zesty flavors of the Buffalo chicken.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Spicy Buffalo Chicken Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re wondering if you should meal plan – you should! It’s the best way to stress less and save time and money. Get started – you won’t regret it!

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Refreshing Drink: Paloma Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Smores Cupcakes Recipe

Best Chicken Recipes:

Once you make this Hasselback Spicy Chicken Recipe, use some of my other recipes for inspiration. I love using this lean protein to feed the family!

Try this Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe! It’s the perfect flavor and taste.

My boys love it when I make this Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe. It’s a simple and easy appetizer.

Crockpot Chicken Legs are a great way to use chicken up and have leftovers.

If you love tacos, give this simple Chicken Taco recipe a try!

This Crockpot Candy Chicken is the best! Give this one a try ASAP!

Gather the simple ingredients needed to make this Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers Recipe!

One serving of this Tropical Chicken Dinner Recipe will have you hooked.

Why are they called Hasselback?

Originating from Sweden, this cooking method involves creating thin, accordion-like slices in the food, which allows for a crispy exterior and tender interior. But have you ever wondered why it’s called Hasselback?

The name comes from Hasselbacken, a famous Stockholm restaurant where this dish was first served in the 1940s. The potato dish was so popular that it became known as the “Hasselback potato,” and the slicing method became known as the “Hasselback technique.”

So the next time you’re serving up this delicious dish, you can also impress your guests with a bit of history.

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Hasselback Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Hasselback Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Hasselback Buffalo Chicken Recipe is hearty and the perfect comfort food. It has a nice balance of heat, too!


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, about 3-4 ounces each
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Ranch Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo-style Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons Crumbled Bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut several slits about 1/2 inch apart on the top of the chicken breasts. Cut halfway through the chicken, but not all the way through.
  3. Add the cream cheese to each slit. (about 1/2 T in each one)
  4. Season the chicken with the Ranch seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  5. Put the chicken in the 9X13" casserole dish. Pour the buffalo sauce over the top.
  6. Put the dish in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees.
  7. Take the dish out of the oven and top with the bacon bits and shredded cheese.
  8. Put the chicken back into the oven and bake until the cheese melts. (about 5 minutes)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 589mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 51g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/25/2023

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Tuesday 19th of September 2023

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Estelle Forrest

Wednesday 6th of September 2023

So fun to make chicken this way! Thanks for sharing on SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

Kelli Miller

Friday 15th of September 2023

Thank you so much for your kind comment! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed making chicken this way and found the recipe fun. It was my pleasure to share it on SSPS. I'll definitely keep an eye out for future opportunities to participate and share more delicious recipes. Looking forward to connecting again next week. Happy cooking!

Esmé Slabbert

Tuesday 5th of September 2023

Oh my scrumdiddlyumptious and Hasselbeck chicken. I visited you via The Happy Now Blog Link- Up #389

Kelli Miller

Friday 15th of September 2023

Thank you so much for your delightful comment! I'm thrilled that you found the scrumdiddlyumptious Hasselbeck chicken recipe on my blog. It's always a pleasure to be a part of The Happy Now Blog Link-Up and to connect with fellow food enthusiasts. I hope the recipe turned out as delicious as it sounds, and I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog. Feel free to explore more mouthwatering recipes and join me again in future link-ups. Happy cooking!

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