Super Saturday Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups

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Super Saturday Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups are the perfect small bite that eats like a meal. We stuff these beautiful tenderloins and cook them to perfection. A touchdown every time!

close up of chicken roll ups

Football Food

We love SEC Saturdays in the South! We have a whole array of different recipes we love to make and serve even when we are just staying home to watch the games! From FRIED PIMENTO CHEESE to BACON WRAPPED ONION RINGS, we have something in our recipe box for everyone!

Saturdays in the South are a big deal. Since we are highlighting tailgate recipes, this one has to be #1. These chicken roll ups make a great hand held food that can classify as an appetizer or the main course. Stuffed with fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions, you get a fresh pop in every bite. Cheese creates a silky finish along with the smoky sweet goodness of a honey balsamic glaze.

Serve these at your next tailgate and you will be the hit of the crowd. A quick sear in a pan creates a crunchy outer layer while finishing them in the oven makes for an easy cook in less than an hour. You will have time to pack the cooler and paint your face with your favorite team colors!

Here is what you will need.

How To Make Them

Assembly is everything! Organizing your ingredients makes this job very easy. Simple ingredients but boy oh boy, do they come together to make a fabulous game day appetizer! They are very pretty little things too. Also good so we can be enticed in to eating them!

~Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts, butterflied, split and pounded out thin – easily do this with a zip top bag or between some plastic wrap.
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes – dice them into small pieces.
  • 1/4 cup red onion – diced about the same size as the other veggies for even cooking.
  • 1/8 cup chopped green pepper -can use other colors as well.
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese – the glue that holds things together.
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, cut into ribbons – a huge flavor booster!
  • 2 tbsp olive oil – to sear the roll ups.
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar – smoky and sweet when cooked. No vinegar smell or taste at all.
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth – perfect for the sauce as a base with health benefits and flavor.
  • 2 tbsp honey – natures gold that really adds the sweet to the sauce.
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic – garlic is a lot like butter, it just adds so much flavor!
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning – a little different spin to give the veggies and chicken some interesting flavor.
  • salt and pepper to taste – to season the chicken.

~Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Split or butterfly each chicken breast into 2 pieces, fairly thin. Place in a zip top bag and gently pound down and out to flatten.
  2. Prep and mix tomatoes, onion, peppers and mozzarella cheese in a medium size bowl.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and place a spoonful of vegetable mixture on largest part of breast. Carefully roll up and secure with one or two toothpicks. Place roll ups in an oven safe/stovetop pan that has the heated olive oil in it.
  4. Brown on all sides just to sear. Sprinkle remaining vegetable mixture on top.
  5. Meanwhile, mix balsamic, broth, honey, garlic and Italian seasoning in a small boiler. Cook for a few minutes to combine. Pour mixture over seared roll ups.
  6. Place in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Baste half way through cooking time.
  7. Remove from oven and turn chicken over. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes until done.
  8. Allow to rest at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

Do I use whole breasts or tenderloins?

Either will work fine. You just want them small enough that they cook pretty fast. Either one will need to be pounded pretty thin to get that done.

Do I have to pan sear them?

It really is better. I always prefer to pan sear chicken like this to get that crispy crust on top. If you skip this step, just know they may need a longer cooking time in the oven.

Can I use skewers instead of toothpicks?

Yes, Just make sure you have a large enough pan to sear them in with the skewer on. A griddle would work very well here.

Making Memories with Food

Football is great but do you know what is better? My kids look forward to football Saturdays even now that they are adults! We often think of passing down traditions and recipes when we think of holidays. My girls are living proof of what traditions can become when you take the time to take the time to make a regular day special!

Make a special day, any day in your house too!

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close up of a stack of chicken roll ups

Super Saturday Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Super Saturday Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups are the perfect small bite that eats like a meal. We stuff these beautiful tenderloins and cook them to perfection. A touchdown every time!

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts, butterflied, split and pounded out thin

  • 2 Roma Tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup red onion

  • 1/8 cup chopped green pepper

  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese

  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, cut into ribbons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic

  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning

  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Split or butterfly each chicken breast into 2 pieces, fairly thin. Place in a zip top bag and gently pound down and out to flatten.
    2. Prep and mix tomatoes, onion, peppers and mozzarella cheese in a medium size bowl.
    3. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and place a spoonful of vegetable mixture on largest part of breast. Carefully roll up and secure with one or two toothpicks. Place roll ups in an oven safe/stovetop pan that has the heated olive oil in it.
    4. Brown on all sides just to sear. Sprinkle remaining vegetable mixture on top.
    5. Meanwhile, mix balsamic, broth, honey, garlic and Italian seasoning in a small boiler. Cook for a few minutes to combine. Pour mixture over seared roll ups.
    6. Place in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Baste half way through cooking time.
    7. Remove from oven and turn chicken over. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes until done.
    8. Allow to rest at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 339Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 92mgSodium 324mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 13gProtein 33g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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