Hasselback Pizza-Topped Chicken | Gestational Diabetes UK
Hasselback Pizza-Topped Chicken

An alternative to my chicken breast pizza recipe, it’s very similar but can be cooked from start to finish in the oven, making it a great midweek recipe to pop in the oven. Try out these super-simple Hasselback Pizza-Topped Chicken breasts.

Hasselback Pizza-Topped Chicken

Hasselback Pizza-Topped Chicken

Hasselback Pizza-Topped Chicken | Gestational Diabetes UK
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Course: Main Meals
Cuisine: American, British, Italian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken, fakeaway, pizza
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, eggs, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Jo Paterson


  • 1 medium skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 100 grams grated cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • a good pinch salt and ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200°c (fan)
  • Cut slices 2cm apart into the chicken breast across the top, deep enough to add fillings without cutting completely through the breast. Place the chicken into an ovenproof dish
  • Add some tomato purée to each gap
  • Sprinkle some dried mixed herbs into each gap
  • Add sliced toppings into each gap (I used pepperoni & black olives)
  • Sprinkle over grated cheese of your choice
  • Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the top of the chicken breast
  • Cover with foil & place in the oven for 20 mins
  • Remove the foil & cook for a further 5-10 mins (possibly longer depending on the size of your chicken breast) until cheese is bubbling and chicken juices run clear when you cut into it


I served mine with some sweet potato fries with mayonnaise and half a tomato with a green mixed salad 

These Hasselback Pizza-Topped Chicken breasts work great with all the usual pizza toppings and you can give them a kick by adding chilli flakes, or sliced chillies too!
Another option is to create a paste from my Tikka Masala or Korma recipes to create a Hasselback Curry filled Chicken Breast
Top the chicken breast with toppings of your choice. Good ideas include:
  • meats eg. pepperoni, chorizo, chicken, ham
  • fish eg. tuna, anchovies
  • different cheeses eg. cheddar, mozzarella, feta, ricotta, blue cheese
  • vegetables eg. tomato, peppers, onions, olives, courgette, artichoke, chillies
  • herbs eg. fresh basil, oregano, chives
Toppings like sweetcorn and pineapple will increase the carb content and so it is best to stick to lower carb options for better blood glucose levels if serving alongside a small serving of starchy carbs such as potato, rice, couscous, pasta or bread


Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 41g | of which saturates: 20g | Fibre: 1g | of which sugars: 2g