Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Recipe time!! Chicken Rollups

Shooter and I were holed up this weekend with sickness abounding at the house. First me and then he got it. First time it's happened that way in a while. We were laying in bed on Sunday morning watching Food Network, and Robin Miller made this interesting chicken rollup dish. I had to modify her version because I just knew it wouldn't work for us...we're not big goat cheese fans in our house.

Here's my version:

Chicken Rollups

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4-8 pieces of deli ham
1 package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
1 container of herb and garlic cheese spread (I used Alouette, 6.5 oz)
salt and pepper to taste
dijon mustard
panko breadcrumbs

Put each chicken breast between a piece of plastic wrap and pound until about 1/2 an inch thick. Once all the chicken is pounded out, top each one with 1-2 slices of ham - depends on how big your chicken is and how big your ham slices are. In a small bowl, combine the spinach and the cheese and mix until thoroughly combined. Spread that mixture over the ham on each chicken breast. Starting at the small end of the breast, roll each piece of chicken up and secure with toothpicks. Once all pieces of chicken are rolled up and secured, paint them with dijon mustard until coated well and then dip into panko bread crumbs until thoroughly coated. Spray the bottom of an 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and place the
rolls seam side down. Spray the tops with a little additional nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes until cooked through.

Look at that filling...oh my it was delicious!!!! Salty from the ham and all cheesy goodness.

Oh...and look at that crispiness that is that coating. I have about decided that the only breadcrumbs I'm every going to use are panko breadcrumbs. These were so crunchy and yummy!

We had this with some brown/wild rice mix and a salad. It was super yummy! I'll definitely be adding this into my recipe rotation!


Edit: We also used this super awesome yummy deli meat from Hormel that is all natural with no preservatives, artificial ingredients of MSG...also no nitrites or nitrates! Try it out. The ham and the salami are to die for!!


April said...

That sounds (and looks!) so yummy! I NEED to make this recipe!!

J and J Acres said...

I'll second April's opinion. YUMM. My next thing on my 'dinner' list is meatloaf, but after that I want to try THIS!