Chicken Roll-Ups With Goat Cheese and Arugula
photo by anniesnomsblog
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken breasts, cutlets (8 cutlets)
- coarse salt
- 1 bunch arugula, stems trimmed
- 3 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, broken into small pieces
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 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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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)
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