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.

Marcy Marceau
Recipe by Cooking Light May 1996


Recipe Summary

4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; calories from fat 13%; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 1.1g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 1g; protein 37.3g; carbohydrates 55.2g; fiber 12.5g; cholesterol 66mg; iron 7.7mg; sodium 554mg; calcium 188mg.