dish
Basil Chicken Roulade

4
Serves
337
Calories
13
Nutrients
13
Vitamins

Ingredients

2 cups chopped spinach
1 cup chopped, fresh basil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups chicken stock (broth)
1 cup Chardonnay, or similar white wine

Cooking Instructions

1. Place one chicken breast between pieces of plastic wrap and gently pound with mallet. Try to shape it as much like a rectangle as possible, about 1/4" thick. Follow the same procedure with 3 more breasts. Set aside.

2. Chop the last breast into 1" chunks.

3. Place the spinach, basil, lemon juice, onions and garlic into a food processor. Pulse to chop. Add the chicken chunks, salt and pepper and continue to puree until the mixture becomes thick. Add a small amount of chicken stock if needed for moisture.

4. Spread 1/4 of the chicken mixture in a thin layer on each chicken breast. Fold the breast over the chicken mixture into roll-ups (roulades). Wrap the roulades in cheesecloth or plastic wrap and tie with string on both ends. Cheesecloth is preferable for tender, juicier chicken.

5. Place chicken stock into a medium pot and bring to boil. Add the wine and roulades. Simmer for 15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted to center of chicken breast reads 180°F. Remove from liquid.

6. Reduce a few cups of the cooking liquid by half.

7. Remove the cheesecloth or plastic from the chicken and slice on the bias to create oblong pieces. Serve 1 roulade per person with the reduced liquid spooned over the slices.

Serving Size: 1 roulade

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
337
Protein
48 g
Total Carbohydrate
6 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
2 g
Total Fat
9 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
144 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
56 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
7 %
Percent Calories from Fat
22 %
Vitamin A
1515 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
17 mg
Vitamin B6
1 mg
Vitamin B12
1 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
15 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
54 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
60 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
2 mg
Calcium
67 mg
Iron
1 mg
Phosphorus
31 mg
Potassium
223 mg
Sodium
828 mg
Zinc
0 mg