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Easy Chicken, Spinach & Cheese Roll Ups. Come and see what's inside these!
Easy Chicken, Spinach and Cheese Roll Ups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
49 mins
 
Servings: 4 persons
Ingredients
  • Chicken Tenderloins or skinless chicken breast fillets about 10-14, 1 per person
  • Package of sliced Swiss Cheese – halved lengthwise can also use Mozzarella or any other white cheese
  • 26 oz / 730 g frozen chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 cup / 110 g Butter
  • slices Sliced Streaky Bacon 2-3 per tenderloin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C / Gas 4. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non stick spray.
  2. In a medium sized sauce pan, cook spinach with butter and half cup water on medium heat. Salt and Pepper to taste. Stir frequently until butter is melted and most of the water is cooked out. Set aside to cool. (I use the large packages of spinach to serve on the side – if you don’t want to do this, use smaller packages and reduce the butter to half a stick.)
  3. Take your tenderloins or whole chicken breast and with a meat mallet and a gallon zip lock bag, or plastic wrap under & on top of the chicken, flatten these until they are about a quarter inch (1 cm). You need to be able to pick these up and roll them, so don’t smash them too much .
  4. Next layer a piece of the cheese, the length of the flattened chicken.
  5. Take a tablespoon or a little more of the spinach, squeeze any liquid out of this and spread on top of the cheese. Too much will squish out and not roll up.
  6. Have 2 slices bacon ready, and wrap up the chicken, cheese and spinach – pinwheel style, leaving the ends underneath the roll. If using larger pieces of chicken you may need another piece of bacon.
  7. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, carefully take pan out of the oven and drain off the liquid that’s accumulated. Return to the oven or broiler / grill and brown. By draining the liquid, it allows the bacon to brown up nicely. You may need another few minutes in the oven to brown to your liking.