Ridiculously Easy and Customizable Hasselback Chicken is the epitome of the perfect weeknight meal. Need dinner on the table quick tonight? This dinner is quick and easy because everything cooks for 20-25 minutes on one sheet pan. Plus, the pickiest eater can customize this meal to their preference so it’s a meal everyone can enjoy!
Ridiculously Easy and Hasselback Stuffed Chicken is a recipe I thoroughly enjoy. Let’s be real, we’ve all seen recipes like this before, I’m not doing anything extraordinarily creative here, but I’m posting this recipe as a reminder of how amazing it is. I took one bite of this dinner and thought, Oh shit, this is really good, I better share this!
In all seriousness, one of my favorite aspects of food is the principle that sometimes less is more. Understandably, many people feel the need to go bigger and bolder to differentiate themselves from the oversaturated world of food blogging. What I enjoyed most about this particular recipe was achieving amazing flavors with minimal seasonings. I literally used lemon, salt, pepper, and dill, and that’s it. The execution was simple yet the end result was mouth watering.
I will be, without a doubt, making this recipe a lot this winter.
Before I launch into how amazing this Easy and Customizable Hasselback Chicken recipe is, I want to do a sloppy segway into some recent thoughts that have been swirling around my noggin. A year or so ago I made a YouTube channel for Shock Munch and produced 5 videos. The videos have a low to nonexistent production value but they were fun to make. I asked my readers on Facebook if they preferred I continue with 3 written Shock Munch posts or produce 1 video per week. Overwhelmingly, the voters choose video.
At this juncture, I’m seriously considering switching my content over to Youtube but I have some reservations.
First, I put so much effort into this blog, the work is finally becoming second nature to me. For the first time, I’m proud of the content, including the food photography, that I’m producing. It’s scary to leave everything I know for a medium I know nothing about.
Second, I’ve been watching a ton of successful YouTube channels for research and I’m flat out intimated by the competition. You guys, you should see these people who have millions of subscribers. They are mostly young, hip, cool, skinny, have amazing skin, and are drop-dead gorgeous and adorable. Meanwhile, your Shock Munch girl is old, awkward on camera, blind in one eye, sporting acne, and has a considerable beer belly. I am, however, charming AF, so at least I have that going for me.
You know what else I have going for me? This mouthwatering Easy and Customizable Hasselback Chicken recipe!
Third, I’m flat out nervous you guys. I know for a fact I won’t be able to be my true self on camera for a while. I have a relatively low speaking voice in person but on camera, I automatically get weird and raise it a few octaves. Also, I enjoy swearing like a sailor and telling inappropriate jokes. I’m not sure how to be myself and make the channel work.
Buuuuuut, that all being said I’m still leaning towards giving it a try. Kieran would co-star in the series as much as possible and let’s face it, he’s the brains, beauty, and comedic talent behind Shock Munch. I, just work here. Bwhahahahahahaha. JK.
If Shock Munch becomes a YouTube channel I’m guessing I could produce one maybe two videos per week. I would still post the videos on this website but the food photography and written content would be minimal to nonexistent. The focus would primarily be food, DIY projects, and outdoorsy stuff. Oh, I should mention the show would be a comedy. I was a stand-up comedian in my youth so making people laugh is a passion of mine.
I feel like creating a YouTube channel would be the quickest way for people to get to know me. Let’s face it, readers continuously return to blogs whom they feel a connection with. You don’t care if your favorite blogger is making a recipe you’ve seen a thousand times, you just want to see them make it. At least, that’s why I go back to certain blogs time after time, I end up really liking the person behind it.
What do you guys think? Would you support me if I moved to YouTube or would you rather have 3 written posts per week? I would sincerely appreciate your thoughts in the comments below!
OK, back to this amazing and ridiculously Easy and Customizable Hasselback Chicken recipe. From start to finish this recipe took me about a 1/2 hour to make. To save even more time, try chopping the vegetables beforehand. Then all you have to do is slit the chicken, stuff, and cook!
If you have picky eaters in your house, swap any vegetables you don’t like for the ones you do! I mean, if you want to stuff it with pizza sauce and mozzarella sticks then you do you! This recipe only works when you take full control and use the ingredients you like best.
You’ll notice the recipe says you use “1/4 cup” of a certain vegetable. Honestly, that measurement is more of a guestimation. You’ll get a couple pieces of said vegetable stuffed into the chicken but you won’t use an entire zucchini, pepper, or onion for this recipe. However, there are a couple things you can do to use up the remaining ingredients. You can roast the leftover veggies and lemon with the potatoes surrounding the chicken, or you can use the leftover veggies in another recipe during the week. I did both. One night I sauteed the leftover veggies with sausage and cabbage and it was divine!
Alright dear readers, that’s a wrap on this ridiculously Easy and Customizable Hasselback Chicken recipe. This recipe is perfect for anyone who needs dinner on the table quickly without sacrificing incredible flavor. The vegetables stuffed into the chicken and the simple seasonings produce a tender chicken dinner that’s too die for! I hope you enjoy it!