Recipes

Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups

These stuffed chicken roll ups are definitely one to save for days when you need something special.


Seriously, this recipe is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The combination of a deliciously crispy coating, succulent chicken, and a melty cheese centre is just unbeatable. Hammering out those chicken breasts is pretty therapeutic too.  

It might look fancier than your average chicken meal prep, but trust us, even a rookie cook can nail this one. Serve up with a crisp, fresh salad for a lighter option, or pair with sweet potato wedges for the perfect Friday night treat. 

Makes 2

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts  
  • 1 tsp. onion powder 
  • 2 tsp. mixed herbs 
  • Salt & pepper to taste  
  • 6-8 sundried tomatoes  
  • 60g low-fat cheddar (grated) 
  • 200g baby spinach  
  • 100g golden breadcrumbs  
  • Low-calorie cooking spray  

Serving suggestions:

  • Fresh salad or your favourite veggies

Method

  1. First preheat your oven to 200°C. 
  2. Butterfly each chicken breast so that you can open it out into two connected halves. Place on a chopping board and cover with clingfilm, then flatten out the meat using a rolling pin.  
  3. Season with onion powder, mixed herbs, salt, and pepper, then add the toppings like you would a pizza — sundried tomatoes, baby spinach and a generous sprinkling of cheddar.
  4. Carefully roll up the chicken breast from one side to the other so you have a tight roll with all the fillings on the inside. Use toothpicks at either end to hold in place.  
  5. Roll the chicken rolls in the golden breadcrumbs, spray with a little low-calorie cooking spray, and then place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 35 minutes until completely cooked through.  
  6. Once cool enough to touch, remove the toothpicks and slice up into even pieces. Serve with a salad or your favourite veggies, or sweet potato wedges if you’re after a more filling meal.  

 

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 576
Total Fat 14g
Total Carbohydrates 56g
Protein 58g


Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.


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