TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pinch pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and julienned
  • 3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch salt


  1. For each chicken, make a horizontal cut along one long side almost to the other side; leave chicken breasts attached at opposite side. Open breast so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap and flatten to 1/4-in. thickness. Remove plastic wrap.
  2. Combine basil, pepper and salt; sprinkle over the cut side of each chicken breast. Top with red pepper strips and sprinkle with cheese. Fold in sides and roll up. Secure with toothpicks.
  3. Combine oregano, garlic powder and paprika; sprinkle over the top of each chicken roll. Place chicken in a medium or large ZIPLOC Brand Zip "n Steam Bag. Seal bag and place in microwave.
  4. Cook on high for 5-9 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. If needed, continue microwaving at 30-seconds intervals or until chicken is done. Let stand 1 minute before handling. Meanwhile, combine all Tomato Relish ingredients.
  5. Carefully open bag and remove chicken. Serve with Tomato Relish. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Mozzarella Roll-Ups in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Fall 2009, p58

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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rbjb2004 User ID: 5122153 185675
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"This was awsome. It gives a little different flavor to a meal my family makes all the time!!"

viviany User ID: 4032948 118876
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"Prepared this recipe for dinner tonight, it was delicious. I will definitely keep this recipe to prepare again."

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