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Goat Cheese Baked Chicken Rolls
Ideal option for parties, this recipe can be prepared and refrigerated up to 4 hours ahead.
HERO INGREDIENT
Goat Cheese
Goat milk cheese contains less lactose than cow’s milk cheese, making it easier to digest. It is also lower in sodium and cholesterol than typical cow’s milk cheeses.
4
SERVES
40 min
TIME
EASY
LEVEL
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Ingredients

4 boneless chicken breasts cut in half horizontally so it makes 8 flat pieces.

½ cup fresh soft goat cheese  (if you do not prefer goat cheese, ricotta also works)

2 green onions, chopped, the bottom white portion

5 fresh basil leaves, chopped

2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest

Salt and freshly ground pepper

½ cup dry breadcrumbs (Recommended: Panko)

Spinach leaves

1 egg, beaten and in a shallow bowl    

Method

1.    Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

2.    Pound the chicken between sheets of waxed paper to ¼ - inch thickness using meat mallet or get your butcher to make your chicken breast thin “escalope-style”. Pat chicken dry.

3.    In a medium bowl, combine cheese, green onions, basil, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

4.    Spread the cheese mixture lengthwise over half of each chicken piece. Roll chicken up, starting one long side, into tight cylinders, Dip the chicken in the egg batter, allowing the excess to drip into the bowl. Roll in breadcrumbs, shaking off the excess.

5.    Place the chicken rolls in a baking dish all tightly next to one another. Sprinkle or spray some olive oil on top of the rolls and bake for approximately 25 - 30 minutes, checking regularly. Serve on its own or accompanied with a spinach salad, great combination!

Take note! This recipe doesn't require any spices.
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