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Thrifty Creamy Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Cooking Method ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min Total Time: 40 mins
Servings 9
Calories 575
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Join us in the kitchen as we walk you through the step-by-step process of making these rolls. We'll show you how to prepare the chicken, create the creamy and cheesy filling, and roll everything up to perfection. You won't believe how incredible these rolls taste while being so easy on your wallet.

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  • 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts (Cut into 3 fillets each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 150 grams cream cheese at room temperature (Herb and garlic is the best.)
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 5 medium basil leaves cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4 medium basil leaves for topping
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomato pesto
  1. Lay the chicken fillet on a flat surface. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Generously spread the cream cheese over each piece followed by a good pinch of mozzarella. Place some sun sun dried tomatoes and half a basil leaf on the largest end. 

  2. Starting at the largest end, roll each chicken fillet up. Spray a baking dish with baking spray and place the rolls in.

  3. Spread some sun dried tomato pesto over the chicken rolls. Place in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. 

  4. After 15 to 20 minutes, remove the rolls from the oven. Spread the additional mozzarella and basil over the top and place back in the oven for an extra 10 - 15 minutes. 

  5. Serve and enjoy your creamy cheesy chicken rolls. 

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 575kcal
Calories from Fat 1kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.8g20%
Cholesterol 55mg19%
Sodium 750mg32%
Potassium 890mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

  1. Chicken Options: You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken tenders, as suggested, for this recipe. If you prefer a lighter flavor, opt for chicken breasts. However, chicken tenders tend to be more tender and cook faster.

  2. Creamy and Cheesy Filling: The filling for these rolls is made with a combination of cream cheese, mozzarella, and a few additional spices like garlic powder, salt, pepper, sun dried tomatoes, and basil. Feel free to customize the seasoning according to your taste preferences, however.

  3. Optional Additions: If you want to add some extra flavors and textures to your chicken rolls, consider incorporating ingredients like cooked and crumbled bacon, diced vegetables (such as bell peppers or onions), or chopped fresh herbs (such as cilantro or parsley).
  4. Baking vs. Frying: In the video, we demonstrate baking the chicken rolls in the oven for a healthier option. However, if you prefer a crispier texture, you can lightly brush the rolls with oil and pan-fry them until golden brown on all sides.

  5. Freezing and Reheating: These chicken rolls can be prepared in advance and frozen for later use. Once assembled, place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Transfer the frozen rolls to a freezer-safe container or bag. When ready to enjoy, bake them directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

  6. Serving Suggestions: Serve these Thrifty Creamy Cheesy Chicken Rolls with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing, salsa, or a tangy barbecue sauce. They also pair well with a side salad, steamed vegetables, or seasoned rice for a complete meal.

Remember, this recipe is all about being thrifty and delicious, so feel free to adapt it to your taste preferences and use what ingredients you have on hand. Get creative and enjoy these scrumptious Thrifty Creamy Cheesy Chicken Rolls without breaking the bank!

Keywords: Chicken Dinner, Chicken Rolls, Cream Chicken Rolls, Easy Dinners
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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