Italian Chicken Spirals

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Recipe by Chippie1

I found this at Better Homes & Garden's website and they make great appetizers! These colorful spirals are filled with green spinach, pink prosciutto, and white cheese spread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a chicken breast half, boned side up, between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.
  2. Pound chicken lightly to 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Place spinach leaves in a colander; pour boiling water over leaves in the colander set in sink.
  6. Drain spinach on paper towels.
  7. Place a chicken breast half, smooth side down, on a cutting board or other flat surface.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Arrange a slice of prosciutto on chicken.
  10. Spread a rounded tablespoon of cheese evenly over prosciutto.
  11. Arrange a spinach leaf on top.
  12. Roll chicken tightly from one long edge and place, seam side down, in a greased shallow baking pan.
  13. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.
  14. Combine olive oil and paprika; brush over chicken.
  15. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink; cool slightly.
  16. Cover and refrigerate several hours.
  17. For Basil Mayonnaise: Combine mayonnaise, fresh basil, shallot, and garlic in a food processor bowl or blender container.
  18. Cover and process or blend until almost smooth.
  19. Cover and chill up to 4 hours.
  20. To serve, trim off ends of chicken rolls.
  21. Cut each chicken roll into 6 slices.
  22. Arrange slices on serving plate.
  23. Serve with Basil Mayonnaise spooned into a sweet pepper half and garnish with fresh basil, if desired.
  24. Makes 36 appetizers.
  25. Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare chicken.
  26. Cover and chill up to 8 hours.
  27. Prepare mayonnaise.
  28. Cover and chill up to 4 hours.

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