Creamy hassleback chicken


July 13, 2016

Creamy hassleback chicken 5 0 5 24

You can use any cheese you like,
Brie or Camembert would go very nice with this dish

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 4


3-4 chicken breasts

Cheese slices

Slices of ham

500 mls cooking cream

1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 tsp Cajun seasoning

Fresh or dried chives


1Cut slices into the chicken, not going all the way through.

2In the slices add cheese and ham.

3In the slow cooker add all the other ingredients and mix well.

4Add the chicken breasts.

5Cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Submitted by Lisa Casey


41 Reviews

Lisa C

June 15, 2022

Yum!! I used camembert cheese and thickened the sauce at the end with some cornflour. Served with fried rice.

Cooking cream resists splitting. If you are using regular cream, just mix 1-2 tsp of cornflour through it first.

Sue Hutchings

June 14, 2022

If you don’t have cooking cream is there something else you could use or leave it out


June 12, 2022

So easy and so delicious! I used Swiss cheese and it was great. Will be making again for sure.


May 20, 2022

Could you freeze leftovers only cooking for 1

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 16, 2021

It will affect how dry the chicken will turn out Em 🙂


September 14, 2021

Could you cook this for longer? Will it affect taste?

You could always reduce it 🙂


May 31, 2020

Would you leave out the sweet chilli if using Camembert? What would you add instead of the sweet chilli. I may be wrong but I feel like it would takeover the cheese flavour.

Nadia Wessling

August 27, 2018

We have this all the time and absolutely love it!! Thanks for a great recipe.

Joanne Lowery

August 15, 2018

Made this for the first time tonight and was a big success, we will be definitely having it again


June 26, 2018

Made it today.. tastes divine.. but very watery.. what can I do?

sarah vandenberg

June 14, 2018

From nz and have never heard of this dish. was my second attempt at using a slow cooker. and i am absolutely blown away by how good this was !! with the left over sauce i added mushrooms and potatoes and we had that for lunch the next day !!


June 8, 2018

Defeats the purpose of it being hassle back
but I cut the chicken to a smaller price (still sliced). Heat up thoes large voluvants and some mash in the base the chicken and sauce on top


May 1, 2018

Hubby absolutely loved this! Devoured it! So easy for a time poor family! Definitely a new fav in our house! Maybe next time I can eat it! After my lchf program!!! 😁

Rozi Pottsy

November 27, 2017

This is Seriously…..That Good!
Tonight we had it simply with diced chicken and the sauce.
No cheese,no ham and it was still bloody amazing

Coral Hastings

September 25, 2017

Made it with Carnation cooking cream as I always forget to buy fresh and just put both tubs in so = 600ml of cream.
Not big on hot stuff in my house so did with 1 teaspoon of garlic and 1 ½ teaspoons of pesto instead of chilli and cajun spices.
Flavours worked so well.
Definitely doing this one again and again!!!

Jessica Hansen

August 8, 2017

Super soft chicken with a yummy sauce. only thing next time i’ll add twice they amount of cajan and garlic and will thicken before serving 🙂

Lauren Sayce

May 27, 2017

Cooked this for the first time tonight. I left out the garlic because i didn’t feel like garlic tonight and i left out the Cajun. I used a triple cream brie cheese. Next time i will stuff the cheese and ham in the middle so i can get more cheese into it. It was amazing and so full of flavour for not a lot of ingredients. Was a big hit and will certainly make it again. 🙂

Jenny Greenwell

March 15, 2017

Absolutely delicious. The sauce is divine. I used a Sweet Chilli Sauce mixed with cream – sensational

Jenny Greenwell

March 14, 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Next time I wld take chicken out and then blend sauce for a smoother look

Sue Wallis

March 13, 2017

Very yummy!! Cooked this tonight for the 2 of us!


January 2, 2017

Beautiful, will definitely make again. Left the Cajun out of the sauce and it still had plenty of flavour 👌🏽

Rozi Pottsy

December 19, 2016

What an incredibly lovely dish. I just used homebrand tasty cheese and it was still really nice.
I did halve the recipe as it was only feeding 2 of us and served it with chips and vegies
But next time I will be serving it with rice as that sauce was divine.
Thanks Lisa for such an amazing dish


December 11, 2016

Very popular in my house

Brit Stones

December 8, 2016

Best chicken recipe I have tried in my slow cooker. Was an absolute hit for everyone and will definitely be making it again!!


November 23, 2016

Loved this recipe very yummy, I used Camembert cheese, my husband said it was restaurant quality & is looking forward to having it again


November 21, 2016

Does the chicken need to be sitting in the sauce or can I do this 2 layers high and spoon mixture over the fillets throughout the cooking time?
I have 6 fillets so they wont all sit on 1 level.

Rebecca Clifford

November 20, 2016



November 20, 2016

My favourite slow cooker meal!! I leave the chilli sauce and Cajun out and still tastes incredible. I also use corn flour to thicken the sauce once the dish is cooked.


November 20, 2016

Yummie my 4 yr old couldnt get enough of it


November 19, 2016

I made it for the first time on Thursday, really really good, I used Brie, Camembert and two slices of Colby because I ran out of the first two, will definitely be having this again.


November 19, 2016

Used triple cream brie it was amazing!!


November 7, 2016

What cheese did everyone use?

helen ruscoe

November 4, 2016

What is “cooking cream”? Do we have this in NZ?


October 1, 2016

What cheese did everyone use? 🙂

belinda bradley

August 25, 2016



August 4, 2016

One of the best dishes I have cooked to date… Husband couldn’t get enough haha


July 21, 2016

Simply amazing, will be doing this quiet offen in our house. I just used basil and parsley instead of chives as i didnt have any.


July 16, 2016

Great recipe ! I just left out the chilli sauce as my lo doesn’t like anything spicey !

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