How To Make Chicken Roulade

Chicken roulades are one of the best ways to do something different with your dinner but with a serious bang. One of our favorite things about chicken roulade is it definitely let’s you be creative with your ingredients. Really, whatever you have on hand works. We’ve seen broccoli cheddar roulades, Greek roulades with spinach, feta and roasted red peppers, Italian roulades with mozzarella, sun dried tomato and Parmesan and many more options. By pounding out the chicken thinly, you’re then able to spread on your fillings, roll it up and pop it in the oven. Just look at that photo! Does that not look absolutely gorgeous?

So follow along with our online culinary school chef as he shows you how to make a chicken roulade. This easy dinner recipe is a weeknight winner!

Chicken Roulade

4 6-8 oz chicken breasts
1 quart chicken stock (for poaching)
4 oz Boursin Cheese
8 slices of prosciutto ham
16 leaves fresh spinach
16 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes
1 sprig of fresh thyme (chopped)
1 large portabella mushroom sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup white wine
½ cup chicken stock
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp whole butter
4 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper

1. Lay a long piece of plastic wrap over your cutting board. Place chicken breast on the covered cutting board with enough space between them; cover the chicken breast with another piece of plastic wrap. Pound chicken breast into a single thin piece.
2. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper, layer 2 pieces of prosciutto on each chicken breast, divide the cheese between the chicken breast, and add 4 leaves of spinach, some sun-dried tomatoes and portabella mushrooms.
3. Place a small piece of plastic wrap over the cutting board, roll each chicken breast and tighten the ends with the plastic wrap.
4. Add the chicken stock to a pot, bring to a simmer and poach chicken breast for 15 minutes.
5. Remove chicken breast from plastic wrap. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a sauce pan and brown chicken breast.
6. Add the rest of the oil to a sauce pan, add the minced garlic, sautéed for one minute and add white wine, reduce the wine by half and add the chicken broth, lemon juice. Thicken the sauce with the whole butter; add fresh thyme, seasoned with salt and pepper.
7. Slice chicken roulade into slices and serve with the garlic wine sauce.

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