Greek Chicken Rollatini

This is a classic recipe for those who don’t have a lot of ingredients on hand and pull the excuse “I don’t have time to cook”.  This recipe is super easy and great way for you to get your intake of protein, vegetables and carbs. 

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As the weather begins to warm up, I take advantage of afternoon breaks and head to the Union Square Farmer’s market to see what fresh food they are offering this season. Shopping at your local farmers market is really the best way for you to get the freshest ingredients. You are also conserving fossil fuels because your food isn’t traveling far AND your dollars also stay within the community to help support our farmers! It’s a win, win, win situation folks! I purchased the spinach and feta cheese from  the USQ Farmers’ Market for this recipe 🙂

Take 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs and spread on a flat surface or plate. Mix in 1 tablespoon of rosemary for extra flavor
Place 1 cup of feta cheese in a bowl and set aside. 

Using your handy steamer, place the spinach leaves in steamer and cook for 6-8 minutes. It may seem like you have way too much spinach, but trust me, it wilts down to a little amount.  Add spinach to the bowl of feta and mix until all is incorporated.

You should marinade the chicken for a half hour-2 hours, depending how much flavor you want. I marinaded mine in lemon juice, olive olive, sea salt and pepper. Once it is done marinating, take your first chicken breast and place in breadcrumbs. Make sure you cover both sides of the chicken with the breadcrumbs. 

Spread the feta and spinach on top of the chicken

Then roll the chicken up lengthwise so it looks like such. If you have extra cheese and spinach leftover, you can stuff it on the side openings of the chicken rolled up. 

Repeat the process for each piece of chicken and then place in casserole dish. Some people place toothpicks in the center of the chicken to hold together, but it really is not necessary because they hold together if you wrap the end of the chicken and place on the bottom. 

Slice the plum tomato and place on top of chicken 

Bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Two rollatinis make a great dinner and the leftovers you can dress up for dinner tomorrow night. 

Just add some steamed broccoli and a side of roasted potatoes. Just 2 more ingredients you’ll need to create another great dinner with leftovers! Enjoy!

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  1. jean scatuorchio

    I will be making this for dinner tomorrow night — sounds easy & great!

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