Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Chicken Parmesan Roulades

I love Italian Food and I serve Chicken Parmesan during the winter with cheese melted all over it and with a side of pasta.  It is comfort food at it's very best.  So when I came across this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Roulades from Cuisine at Home back in 2006 it soon became a summer staple that was not quite as heavy as the Chicken Parmesan and is served with a salad instead of pasta.

Place half a chicken breast in a plastic bag and place on a cutting board.

Using a meat mallet, pound each breast to about 1/4" thickness.

Place a piece of cheese at one end and then roll the breast up around the cheese.

Continue in this manner until you have one Roulade per person or two if you have hearty eaters.

Create a dredging station.
I have shared information on dredging stations here and here.
Dredge the Roulades first in seasoned flour, then in beaten egg and then in bread crumbs.

Fry in Olive Oil until golden brown on all sides.

When crisp and golden place on a rack over a parchment lined baking sheet.
Roast in a hot oven (400*) for 10-15 minutes.

While the chicken is roasting prepare your sauce.

Place on a platter and top with the tomato sauce.
I served it up with a Caesar Salad.

Chicken Parmesan Roulades
adapted from Cuisine at Home Issue #57.

Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Mozzarella cheese, cut into medallions
1 c. seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. flour
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. olive oil
1 med. onion, chopped
2 pints cherry tomatoes, pulsed in a food processor
2 T. pesto

Pound each chicken breast half to 1/4" thickness.  Place a piece of Mozzarella onto each chicken breast and roll the chicken around the cheese, making roulades.  Fill 3 shallow bowls with the bread crumbs, beaten egg and flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.  Dredge each roulade, first in the flour, then the eggs and lastly the bread crumbs.  Fry roulades in olive oil until golden brown and crispy.  Remove from pan and place on a rack that has been set over a parchment lined baking pan.  Roast at 400* for 10-15 minutes.

Drain all but 2 T. of the oil from the pan and place over med high heat.  Saute the onions until fragrant and soft.  Add the tomatoes and pesto and cook until slightly thickened. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.  

Place roulades onto a serving platter and top with sauce.  Print Recipe


  1. Another luscious looking dinner

    1. Thanks Paula, they were good and easy which, as you know, is always a plus for me.

  2. Mmmmm this sounds like SUCH yummy comfort food!! And I love the way you plated it with the salad! Cuisine at Home is one of my very fave cooking mags!

    1. I do too Jess, I have been getting them for years and have quite a collection. I organize them by months and pull all of them out to use during the season at hand.

  3. Yum, these look great. I will have to try them out! Thanks!


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