Olive Feta Chicken Roulade - Cooking Up Clean

Olive Feta Chicken Roulade

This morning, I broke out my mini-greenhouse and got my garden seedlings planted! That means that spring is here (along with allergies, ugh…) and now I’m patiently waiting for the real weather warm-up to happen so I can play in the dirt everyday and enjoy harvesting all that my garden has to offer. I just can’t wait!!!  In the meantime, I’ll make fancy fun recipes, like this olive feta chicken roulade, that get me equally excited!

Roulade is just fancy way of saying a flat piece of meat or pastry, spread with filling and rolled up in a pretty spiral and sliced for delicious eating. I ended up making a large batch of this awesome kalamata green olive tapenade so decided to use that as a filling. Using a meat mallet, I pounded the chicken breast to be about 1/4 inch thick. Then, I spread on the tapenade and topped that with feta and baby spinach. Rolled up and sprinkled with a touch of poultry seasoning was all it needed to become this beautiful olive feta chicken roulade. This filling also works well as a stuffed chicken breast instead of pounding them flat and rolling up as roulade. Just make a large slit to form a pocket in each chicken breast and stuff with filling. Once roulade is cooked, cut it into slices for a pretty presentation!

Olive Feta Chicken Roulade
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Recipe type: Main Dishes
Serves: 2
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ¼-1/2 cup olive tapenade
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • handful of spinach
  • poultry seasoning
  • Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Between two pieces of plastic wrap or silicone baking mats, pound out each chicken breast with a meat mallet to about ¼ thickness.
  3. Spread olive tapenade on one side of each breast and top with feta cheese and spinach.
  4. Gently roll it up as tightly as you can into a spiral and then secure with toothpicks.
  5. Sprinkle the outside of each roulade with poultry seasoning.
  6. Heat an oven proof frying pan (like cast iron) with olive oil.
  7. Sear all sides of the roulade and then place in oven to bake.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  9. To serve, cut roulade into slices.


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