Chicken Roulade

29 May

This is just amazing! I absolutely love this, it is a bit time consuming but so good for a dinner party or a special evening meal. Everyone will love this, the sort of dish you’d get in a restaurant!! All of your friends and family will like this!

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Ingredients:

4 Chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
Ball of string

Stuffing:
2 Chicken breasts
2 Cloves of garlic
6-8 Sun-dried tomatoes
1 Handful of fresh basil

Estimated time: 1 1/2 hours

Directions:

We’ll start with the stuffing ๐Ÿ™‚ firstly take your 2 chicken breasts and dice them into small squares, put the chicken pieces into a food processor (if you don’t have one then a normal drinks blender will work, or a handheld one, or even a stick one!! If using one of these then place the chicken into a bowl.)

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Roughly chop your garlic (remember to peel before hand :p ) and add this to the chicken chunks. Now the tomatoes, the amount is really up to you. I have found that the best sun dried tomatoes are ones that you can buy in oil, simply because they are often larger and have more flavour ๐Ÿ™‚ roughly chop these tomatoes and add them to the chicken as well. I used 8 to make sure that the flavour came across well.

Now the basil (you don’t have to use basil, any herb will do such as rosemary or thyme as both of these go well with chicken), the last addition to the stuffing. Again take this and roughly chop it and put it in with the rest of the ingredients. Now the fun bit, blitz this all together on a medium speed until your left with a chickeny paste. This will take quite a while and you may have to keep scraping down the sides to make sure everything gets mixed in. Once finely blitzed it will smell amazing! Leave to one side for later.

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So, as you can probably tell this makes enough for four people! Take your remaining four chicken breasts and carefully cut from one side into the middle so that they open up like hearts when you have go tot the middle, be careful not to make any holes in the meat as the stuffing will try to escape!

Now the really really fun bit, cover you chicken breasts with cling film on a chopping board (make sure they are all open like hearts)…and now bash!! Bash away, try to get them as flat as possible, obviously you won’t be able to get them flat but you will see them start to flatten out. This is so good if you are not in the best of moods you can get all of your anger out!!

This is the really fiddly bit and time consuming but will wow anyone! So take your stuffing and place spoonfuls along the middle of the breasts. Try and shape these into sausages. Carefully fold one edge over the stuffing and continue to roll until the ‘seam’ is on the bottom. Do this for all of the chicken breasts.

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Sadly now you have to tie the chickens up! For this you need to cut a length of string that will wrap round the chicken breast. Carefully edge this under the chicken breast, only about a cm from the end and tie it in a knot, make sure you tie it quite tight so that the chicken will keep its shape! Repeat this all the way down the chicken breast before cutting a length that will be able to go round the length of the breast and tie this tightly, this helps to keep the shape ๐Ÿ™‚ repeat this for all of the chicken breasts before placing them on a lightly oiled tray.

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper before cooking in the oven at 180c for roughly 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is a nice golden colour on top, if not sure whether its cooked you can always use a probe to check( it should be at 75c). Once cooked enjoy with a lovely meal ๐Ÿ™‚ if serving for a party remember to cut the string off :p

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I really hope you enjoy this, I know it is a bit more work than needed for an every day meal, but believe me this is just amazing and you can change it around with different stuffing to your hearts desire! This is a brilliant thing to do with chicken and so worth it!

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4 Responses to “Chicken Roulade”

  1. The Cosy Kitchen May 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Yum!

  2. carla @ eat sweet. by carla sue June 1, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Oh, this does look yum! And so clever. Also, just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for an award! Congratulations! You can check it out here: http://carlasueeatsweet.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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