All Rolled Up

Sometimes I end up with loads of random half containers of stuff in the fridge that I have no clue what to do with. Usually, I'll go to the grocery store and supplement what I've got to make a recipe, but some days I want nothing to do with the grocery store! Some days, like today.

Adam had picked up some chicken for Monday night, and I ended up not using it. I had some baby organic spinach, half a container of goat cheese, panko bread crumbs, leftover pesto, and of course the usual spices laying around. I think you know where this is going...

This is less of a recipe and more of a process (it's been a while since we've had one of these!) so enjoy!

chicken spinach roll

Step 1: Butterfly 3 or 4 chicken breasts, leaving them as one piece with a sort of "hinge".

Step 2: Using a meat mallet, pound the chicken to about 1/4" thickness.

Step 3: Heat a frying pan with 1 Tbsp. pesto. Toss in about 4 c. spinach and cook until wilted, then drain.

Step 4: Smear 1 Tbsp. soft goat cheese in the center of each chicken breast

Step 5: Top the goat cheese with 1/3 or 1/4 of the spinach mixture

Step 6: Roll each chicken breast to contain the spinach and goat cheese, and secure with toothpicks.

Step 7: Coat each roll with panko bread crumbs

Step 8: Bake at 350* until the top is brown and the chicken is done, about 20 minutes. You might need to broil them to brown the top.


I ate mine with a hefty serving of steamed green beans and some low & slow sweet potatoes, which I officially think I'm addicted to. They're just so good! There's really nothing quite like them...

Have a wonderful night!

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11 Responses to All Rolled Up

  1. girl, the method is AWESOME! and i LOVE rolling stuff up (food that is ;)) – makes it look so pretty 🙂

  2. So creative! We always end up with containers that are half full of leftovers, too. Love/hate relationship!
    .-= Jessica @ How Sweet It Is´s last blog ..Mother Lovett’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. =-.

  3. Lauren says:

    Stuffed food is always amazing!

    I always try to plan our meals based on the random things I have opened in my fridge or freezer. Sometimes it works out brilliantly, and others, not so much, but at least I am being resourceful! 😉

    Have a great night Mara.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Playing Dress Up =-.

  4. That looks wonderful Mara ! I have an Italian chicken roll that I love making… I think I’ve been inspired 😀
    .-= Mary @ What’s Cookin’ with Mary´s last blog ..Roasted Green Bean and Tomato Salad =-.

  5. That looks delicious! My husband loves when I stuff chicken breast, he’s a chicken fiend! lol


  6. Mara I totally make a dish like this! Sometimes I use cream cheese but usually goat cheese. And I sautee the chicken in some stock and red wine. Oh so good! I absolutely love stuffed things (fish and chicken). It’s such a yummy and totally gorgeous thing to make. 😀
    .-= Andrea (Off Her Cork)´s last blog ..Chardonnay Chicken Burgers =-.

  7. Nothing like stuffing chicken to get rid of stuff! Great idea, looks delish!
    .-= Ally@Sweet & Savory´s last blog ..Baked Mashed Taters =-.

  8. Camille says:

    I’m a vegetarian and these still look good!
    .-= Camille´s last blog ..Fun For the Whole Family! =-.

  9. Wow, Maya!
    Thanks for the amazing recipe!
    It looks SO good 😀
    Have a great day!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,
    .-= Gabriela (froyolover)´s last blog ..Fro-Yo Cravings =-.

  10. Melissa S. says:

    omg wow. you need to open a bakery and a restaurant. stuffed chicken and mole? damn you i’m not in chicago! why are you doing this to me!!?
    .-= Melissa S.´s last blog ..I’ll Be Comin… =-.

  11. I need to come over and have you cook for me. ASAP. I would love this dish!
    .-= Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)´s last blog ..Why am I going to college? =-.

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