Savory Spinach Chicken Roll-Ups Recipe

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The herb-flavored chicken stays tender and moist in this entree developed by our Test Kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil and dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 roll-up) equals 235 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 456 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, place spinach in a steamer basket over 1 in. of boiling water. Cover and steam for 2-3 minutes or just until wilted. When cool enough to handle, squeeze spinach dry and finely chop.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add spinach; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the egg, cheese, bread crumbs, 1/4 teaspoon rosemary and salt until well blended.
  3. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Combine the basil, thyme, pepper and remaining rosemary; rub over one side of chicken. Spread spinach mixture over plain side; roll up. Secure with toothpicks.
  4. In a large saucepan, place roll-ups in a steamer basket over 1 in. of boiling water. Cover and steam for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Spinach Chicken Roll-Ups in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p51

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011


Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"Delicious and very filling!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"Yummy! Used Oregano instead of Rosemary because I didn't have r/m on hand. Try r/m next time."

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