Easy and Flavorful Chicken Roll Up Recipe for Weeknight Dinners

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Welcome to your new favorite weeknight dinner recipe: our easy spinach stuffed chicken roll up recipe! If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy and hassle-free meal that’s bursting with flavor, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll guide you through cooking the perfect chicken roll up, guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and simplify your busy evenings. Let’s dive into our recipe! But first…

What Is a Chicken Roll Up?

A chicken roll up is a versatile dish where tender chicken breasts are filled with a savory mixture, rolled up, and baked to perfection. This recipe offers a delightful twist on traditional chicken dishes, combining juicy chicken with a medley of flavorful ingredients like cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes. The result? A delightful burst of flavors in every bite! As you can fill the chicken with whatever you want, the combinations are endless and you can adapt the recipe to suit your preferences or your guests’.

chicken roll up recipe with mixed vegetables

Even if you are following a strict diet, you can create great combinations that fit within your dietary restrictions. For instance, if you’re on a low-carb regimen, you might stuff the chicken with spinach, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Alternatively, if you’re aiming for a heart-healthy option, consider filling it with diced vegetables, and a sprinkle of herbs and combine it with a quinoa salad. Chicken roll up recipes can accommodate various tastes and nutritional needs without sacrificing flavor.

We love this chicken roll up recipe for its simplicity, versatility, and deliciousness. It’s an excellent way to elevate your weeknight dinners without spending hours in the kitchen as, with minimal prep work and straightforward instructions, even novice cooks can master this recipe with ease.

Whether you’re craving comfort food or want to impress your guests with a gourmet dinner, these chicken roll ups are the perfect choice. Get ready to enjoy a mouthwatering meal that’s sure to become a staple in your recipe collection!

Chicken Roll Up Recipe

Let’s dive into our special chicken roll up recipe! Below, you’ll find the list of ingredients, the equipment you’ll need, and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process

Ingredients:

Even though our chicken roll up recipe is already a healthy option, remember that you can change whatever you want depending on your diet and taste.

Nevertheless, you only need the following ingredients for the recipe:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (i.e.: you can replace the cheeses with feta cheese)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toothpicks (for securing the roll-ups)
  • Marinara sauce (for serving, optional)

Tools:

  • Oven
  • Baking dish
  • Chef knifes (they need to be sharp to cut the chicken)
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cheese grater
  • Plastic wrap or plastic zip-top bag
  • Meat mallet

Instructions for the chicken roll up recipe:

  • Preheat and Prep: The first step to make this chicken roll up recipe is to preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). By preheating the oven, you ensure that it’s at the ideal temperature for cooking the chicken evenly and thoroughly. After that, prepare a baking dish by lightly greasing it with cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Butterfly Chicken Breasts: Now, you can start prepping the chicken. To do that, place each chicken breast on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, slice horizontally through the thickest part of each breast, without cutting all the way through, until the breast looks like a butterfly. Be careful not to cut all the way through because, if you do, it’s going to be very challenging to roll up the chicken afterward. After cutting the chicken breast, place the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or put it in a plastic zip-top bag and flatten it using a meat mallet. By flattening the chicken, it will be a lot easier to fill and roll the chicken roll ups. If you don’t have a meat mallet, don’t worry, in the following video, you can learn how to flatten a chicken breast without it:
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  • Stuff the Chicken: To make the stuffing, grate the cheese if it’s not shredded and, in a bowl, combine the ingredients (shredded mozzarella, Parmesan, chopped spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper) and mix them well until you create a homogeneous paste. Then, put this mixture in one side of the chicken evenly. You are halfway through the chicken roll up recipe!
  • Roll Up the Chicken: Carefully roll up each chicken breast from the short side and, secure the filling inside by tuck in the ends. Use toothpicks to hold the rolls together, if needed.
  • Bake: Place the chicken roll-ups in the prepared baking dish. Bake them in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve: Once cooked, remove the toothpicks from the chicken roll-ups. Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired. For an extra kick, serve with marinara sauce on the side.

There you have it, the best chicken roll up recipe! An easy, flavorful dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights! With simple and healthy ingredients and minimal prep time, this dish is sure to become your favorite. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, these chicken roll-ups are a delicious and satisfying option. Give this recipe a try and prepare to be amazed by the deliciousness of homemade chicken roll ups. Enjoy!

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