Bacon Mozzarella Hasselback Chicken

Ingredients

For the Hasselback Chicken

4 large chicken breasts
24 slices mozzarella cheese, about 3 x 2 in. and ¼ in. thick
6 strips bacon
1 tablespoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon oregano

For the Grilled Avocados

4 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat your grill to 300°F.
  2. Cut slits about 1 in. deep and ½ 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.
  3. Insert mozzarella cheese and a slice of bacon into each slit. Then, season the chicken breasts with chilli powder and oregano.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Remove the chicken breasts and avocados from the grill. Let the chicken rest for five minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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