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Chicken Rollover Delight

No recipe image available.These delightful breaded chicken spirals are filled with colorful mixture of spinach and feta cheese, and served with a lemon and white wine caper sauce. A wonderful dish for entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt - divided use
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper - divided use
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 pound fresh spinach, chopped
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup dry white wine
Juice if 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon capers

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place chicken between two pieces of wax paper and gently pound until almost double in size. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper.
  2. In large skillet, place 2 tablespoons oil and heat to medium temperature. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
  3. Add spinach and sauté until barely wilted; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Remove mixture from skillet, drain, cool and divide into 8 parts.
  4. On each chicken breast, place 1 part of spinach mixture; sprinkle equal amounts of feta cheese evenly over chicken, roll up and fasten with toothpicks.
  5. In medium bowl, mix eggs and milk. In separate shallow bowl, place bread crumbs. Add chicken, first in egg mixture and then in bread crumbs, dredging to coat.
  6. In same skillet, place 3 tablespoons oil and heat to medium temperature. Add chicken and cook until brown. Remove chicken to pan with cover and bake in 350°F (175°C) oven about 30 minutes or until fork can be inserted with ease.
  7. To make sauce, drain most of oil from skillet, leaving brown bits on bottom of pan; add butter and melt over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté about 2 minutes. Add flour, stirring to blend and thicken. Add chicken broth, wine, lemon juice and capers. Cook about 4 minutes or until thickened.
  8. Place chicken rolls on serving dish and pour sauce over rolls.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.