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Baked Double Cheese Chicken Roll-Ups

These Double Cheese Chicken Roll-Ups are a fast and easy weeknight dinner dish. Stuffed with a tasty butter spread, your favourite cheese and ham or even prosciutto and then baked to perfection. A simple dish that everyone will love.

4 chicken rollups in a white baking dish

Chicken Roll-Ups have become one of our all time favourites. Whenever my daughters would ask their friends over for lunch or dinner, these would definitely be on the menu. Did you know that chicken is the number 3 most consumed meat in the world, right after Fish and the number one which is Pork?

How to make it

In a small bowl mix together the butter and the fresh Italian parsley, set aside. In small dish mix together bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, set aside. Then tenderize the 4 slices of chicken. Lay out the 4 slices of chicken, sprinkle with salt, spread the butter, parsley mixture on the slices, top with 1 slice of ham or prosciutto.

spread chicken slices with parsley butter and ham

Add a slice or two of cheese, roll up and secure with a toothpick. Then roll in the bread crumb & parmesan cheese mixture.

top the chicken slices with cheese, roll up and secured with a toothpick

Place in a baking dish (lightly drizzled with olive oil), sprinkle the left over crumb mixture on top. Sprinkle with a little salt and drizzle with olive oil. Bake. Serve immediately. 

roll ups in a white baking dish ready for baking

What does tenderizing meat do?

When you tenderize it, it will help break down the fibres in the chicken and allow it to cook faster, and of course the meat will end up being tender and more appetizing.

What to use if you don’t have a tenderizer?

Of course a wooden or metal meat mallet are ideal, but you can also use the bottom of a frying pan if you don’t have one of those.

a chicken rollup on a fork

What kind of cheese can I use?

I like to use a creamy Italian cheese, but if you prefer you can always use a firm mozzarella (not fresh because it will be too watery), swiss cheese, gruyere, gouda  are all good substitutes or even provolone. Rather than slices you can always shred the cheese. But you decide.

How to know when chicken is cooked?

If you are using a thermometer then the inside of the cooked meat should read 167F (75C). Or another way to tell is when you cut into the meat and the juices run clear also cooked chicken meat should be completely white all the way through with no pink showing.

How to store it?

The cooked chicken roll-ups can be kept in an air tight container in the fridge for  about 3-4 days. It can also be frozen in a freezer safe bag or container, it will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer. Be sure to thaw completely in the fridge before re-heating.

a cut roll up on a white plate

Chicken is also one of the cheaper meats to purchase. So finding different ways to serve it is always a good thing. One of my favourite ways is  Chicken Cacciatore, I love all that sauce that I can soak up with some good thick Italian Crusty bread.

The Italian is not a big chicken lover but he does like these! They are so easy to make and the perfect way to use thin cut chicken breast slices. I usually make half with cooked ham and the other half with prosciutto. Just remember if you used prosciutto cut back or eliminate the salt. Prosciutto is a cured meat which can make it extremely salty.

More related recipes

Italian Pan Fried Chicken

Baked Chicken Parmigiano

Left Over Turkey Pot Pie

So if you are looking for an easy and delicious, chicken recipe, I hope you try these Double Cheese Chicken Rollups. Buon Appetito!

a cut chicken roll up on a white plate with a silver fork

a chicken rollup on a fork

Baked Double Cheese Chicken Roll-Ups

Rosemary Molloy
Double Cheese Chicken Roll-Ups are an easy Family Favourite. A Baked Stuffed Cheesy Chicken dish, a perfect anytime Dinner recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 437 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley
  • 2-3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan cheese 15 grams
  • 4 slices of cooked ham or prosciutto
  • 4 - 8 slices of fontal cheese or swiss cheese
  • salt to taste*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 15 grams

*If you are using Prosciutto instead of cooked ham it's best to not add any salt since prosciutto is salty enough on its own.

    Instructions
     

    • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees (180 celsius), lightly grease (with olive oil) a 9 inch (23 centimeter) baking dish.
    • In a small bowl mix together the butter and the fresh Italian parsley, set aside.
    • In small dish mix together bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, set aside.
    • Tenderize the 4 slices of chicken. (this is done using a meat tenderizer, banging on the meat 4-5 times on both sides). Lay out the 4 slices of chicken, sprinkle with salt (only if using the cooked ham and not the prosciutto) spread the butter, parsley mixture on the slices, top with 1 slice of ham or prosciutto and a slice of cheese (2 slices if necessary), roll up and secure with a toothpick or 2.
    • Then roll each one in the bread crumb & parmesan cheese mixture and place in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle any left over crumb mixture on top of the roll-ups. Sprinkle with a pinch or two of salt and drizzle with a little olive oil or a little butter. Bake for about 30-35 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 437kcal
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    Updated October 24, 2016.

     

     

     

     

    15 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Hi
      I just wanted to say thank you very much for this recipe its taste and very easy. I sometimes leave it peeped ahead and leave it for my sons to cook for themselves. I prep it and freeze it sometimes uncooked. Its a winner. I have put it in our regular chicken routine. Thank you so much for sharing.

    2. It’s also nice with a marinara sauce. I felt there wasn’t enough of the breading/cheese mixture to coat the chicken… I suggest adding a tablespoon to each of those ingredients. Better too much than not enough.

    3. 5 stars
      Another winner! I used prosciutto so I did not add the salt as it wasn’t needed. I had some extra basil from my tomato basil side dish so I added it to the butter mixture. Chicken was tender and juicy. Recipe is a keeper
      Thank you 💜

    4. 5 stars
      Oh this looks so good! I pinned it to our Tasty Tuesdays Creative K pinterest board. Thanks for linking up!

    5. Could these be any easier? I think I’ll be whipping some up for lunch today, thanks for sharing!

    6. Always looking for good Italian recipes for the relatives when they come from Toronto. Thanks

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