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Chicken Breast Roulades with Herbs and Baby Vegetables

Chicken Breast Roulades with Herbs and Baby Vegetables

Roulade is the French term for a slice of meat rolled around a filling. You can serve the leftover poaching broth as a light soup.

Cooking Light MAY 1996

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups torn spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (3 x 1-inch) strips bottled roasted red bell pepper
  • 3 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 basil sprigs
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 2 tarragon sprigs
  • 20 trimmed baby carrots
  • 12 trimmed Brussels sprouts
  • 8 small boiling onions
  • 4 small red potatoes, each cut into 4 slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add spinach and garlic; sauté 1 minute or until spinach begins to wilt. Remove from heat; set aside.

Place each piece of chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt over chicken. Spoon spinach mixture evenly down center of each breast half, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Arrange bell pepper strips crosswise over spinach, and roll up each breast half jelly-roll fashion. Tuck in ends of chicken, and secure each roll with wooden picks; set aside.

Combine broth and next 7 ingredients (broth through tarragon) in pan; bring to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes. Add chicken rolls, carrots, Brussels sprouts, onions, and potatoes; simmer 20 minutes or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender. Discard peppercorns, bay leaves, and herb sprigs.

Remove wooden picks from chicken rolls, and thinly slice each roll. Arrange 1 sliced chicken roll, 5 carrots, 3 Brussels sprouts, 2 onions, and 4 potato slices in each of 4 large shallow bowls. Ladle 1/2 cup cooking liquid into each bowl, and sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons parsley.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 407
  • Calories from fat: 13%
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 37.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 55.2g
  • Fiber: 12.5g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 7.7mg
  • Sodium: 554mg
  • Calcium: 188mg

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