Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups Recipe

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Until I served my family these slightly spicy chicken breasts, they never cared for white meat. Now they prefer them to dark meat...and to just about anything I make!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 block (6 ounces) cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed cheddar cheese crackers (about 2 cups whole crackers)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 329 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 498 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein.

Directions

  1. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut cheese into eight 3-1/2-in. x 3/4-in. sticks. Place one cheese stick in the center of each chicken breast. Fold long sides over cheese; fold ends up and secure with a toothpick if necessary.
  2. In a bowl, combine crackers and taco seasoning. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in crumb mixture. Place, seam side down, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Cover and bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 8 servings.
Microwave Directions: Place chicken rolls in a greased 13-in.x 9-in. x 2-in. microwave-safe baking dish. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on high for 5 minutes. turn each roll; cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. This recipe was tested in a 700-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 329 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 498 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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