5 years ago

Cheesy Basil Chicken Roll-ups

This dish may look fancy, but it comes together fast! Great for company, but simple enough for a weeknight.

4 servings
Preparation time: 45 minutes


  • 4 boneless skinless split chicken breasts
  • ½ cup Boursin cheese
  • 10-12 basil leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons (¼ stick) unsalted butter, melted


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Pound chicken between sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap to a thickness of ¼ inch.
  3. Pat chicken dry.
  4. Spread cheese over the bottom half of each chicken piece.
  5. Spread basil leaves on top of cheese.
  6. Roll chicken up into tight cylinders, starting at one long side.
  7. Tie ends with string to secure.
  8. Dip chicken in egg, allowing excess to drip into bowl.
  9. Roll in breadcrumbs, shaking off excess. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead and refrigerated until ready to use.)
  10. Place chicken in baking dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  11. Bake until cooked through, about 20-30 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  12. Remove string from chicken and cut rolls crosswise into ½-inch-thick rounds. Spread rolls in fans on plates. Serve immediately, passing sauce separately.