Doesn’t this dish look puurty? I mean, it looks like something you’d serve to company, right? It even looks like it might be a little fussy to make, eh?
Not. A. Chance.
This is me talking. The one with the two kids under 3. Fussy has no place in my crazy-ass life. I love dishes like this because they are easy enough to make on a weeknight, but elegant enough to serve to the in-laws when they pop by for a visit. We all need a recipe like this. It’s a dish that can be thrown together in under 25 minutes. A dish that’s full of flavor, one that will easily fool people into thinking you got your act together when really, you were seconds away from ordering take-out.
Chicken roll-ups are one of my favorite dinners because it’s a technique that takes ordinary breaded cutlets to a new level. This dish can be made with any combination of thinly sliced meat (pork, veal, etc…) cheese and vegetables. You can even throw some chopped nuts or dried fruit into the mix. Mmmm…I’m even thinking a gorgonzola, honey, walnut stuffing would be delish. The possibilities are endless.
Spinach, Feta and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Roll-ups
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
3/4 cups baby spinach, finely chopped
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced small
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 chicken breast cutlets, pounded very thin
1/4 cup olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and position rack in the upper third of the oven. Cover a large baking sheet or roasting pan with aluminum foil and coat with half of the olive oil. Set aside.
2. Place the beaten eggs and breadcrumbs into separate shallow bowls. In another bowl, combine feta, spinach and tomatoes and stir to combine.
3. Dip cutlets into the egg and then coat with breadcrumbs and place onto prepared baking sheet. Place 1/4 cup of feta mixture into the center of each cutlet. Roll each cutlet up tight and secure with a toothpick. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until chicken is lightly golden. Remove toothpicks before serving and serve alongside your favorite starch or veg.