Chicken Roll-Ups With Goat Cheese and Arugula

"Simple recipe from Everyday Food October 2005."
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  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • On a clean work surface, lay cutlets flat (smooth sides down).
  • Dividing ingredients evenly, layer each cutlet with arugula; top with crumbled goat cheese in the center.
  • Starting with the narrow end, roll up chicken tightly; seal with a toothpick.
  • In a large nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Place chicken in pan, seam side down, and cook until until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Turn chicken over.
  • Transfer skillet to oven. Cook until chicken is opaque throughout, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove toothpicks, and slice chicken crosswise before serving, if desired.

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  1. anniesnomsblog
    Delicious! I rarely use goats cheese and now I don't know why because it's super creamy and made these roll ups taste amazing!! Love the contrast with the peppery arugula as well; these disappeared very fast!
  2. Lavender1638Fawn
    Gorgeous! I bought a Goat cheese round (fits in 2 hands) with cracked black pepper crusted on the top. This was very sharp/astringent so I used a lot of rocket (aragula); I was also liberal with the cheese & was afraid it would ooze so I made foil nests/like a basket & 3 cocktail sticks each (I keep toothpicks in the bathroom lol), but leaving plenty of chicken exposed to brown; had already bashed them to make escalopes as I find they roll better then. I served with extra rocket & a salad as good as I could get like the lovely picture! Also had new potatoes & just a light French dressing. I wouldn't have thought of cooking rocket as I think of it as salad, but I remember now, that years ago, we knew a Thai family & they always cooked it! (that was years before rocket started appearing in British shops)
  3. kchang808
    This was amazingly simple and delicious, thanks for sharing!
  4. abiceinwonderland
    this was really good, and my husband LOVED it. i served it alongside a soup he requested, and he ended up going for seconds on the chicken and not the soup.


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