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Chicken Mozzarella Roll-Ups Recipe

Chicken Mozzarella Roll-Ups Recipe

—Taste of Home Cooking School
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • TOMATO RELISH:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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