Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This unique creation adapted from Je Mange la Ville is easy and impressive. It's tempting to overstuff the chicken but it may spill out into the sauce. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chicken.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1⁄4 cup hummus (roasted garlic is good)
- 8 spinach leaves (more or less)
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- spices (your favorite spice blend, we used Paul Prudhomme's Poultry Magic)
- Spread a piece of plastic wrap out over a cutting board and lay a chicken breast down. Fold a layer of the plastic wrap over it and pound the breast out until it’s much thinner. Repeat with the other breast.
- Sprinkle a little seasoning mix and lay down some spinach leaves on each flattened piece of chicken. Divide the hummus between the breasts. Sprinkle each with a little Parmesan.
- Roll up, and sprinkle each chicken roll-up with some salt, pepper, a little more seasoning mix and some Parmesan cheese. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Then, add the chicken, seasoned and parmed side down. Go ahead and season the side facing up and let it brown for a couple of minutes.
- Flip it over and brown the second side. Add the orange juice and broth to the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Cover partially and let cook until the chicken is done (cut open or wait until a thermometer says 165 degrees — make sure you are checking the hummus temperature too).
- Serve the chicken with orange sauce drizzled over it.
Pretty tasty chicken. Even my 3 year old liked it. It was pretty easy and quick to make as well. Thanks for posting!
Loved this recipe! The orange sauce was great! I used classic hummus and added fresh crushed garlic to the oil when cooking. I also added the rest of what was left of the fresh spinach to cook with the chicken and orange sauce at the last 10 minutes of cooking time and it was very good!!!
Good! According to my meat thermometer, these took forever to cook... but I wasn't in a hurry and the chicken was worth the wait. I had to use toothpicks to keep the chicken from falling apart, and a good amount of filling still ended up in the sauce anyway. This was fine- the hummus further flavored the orange sauce nicely.