Chicken Roulade (Phase 2 and Diabetes)

Posted On December 20, 2013

Poultry roulade filled with vegetables

Chicken Roulade (Phase 2 and Diabetes)


  • 2 cups (2 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dry-packed sundried tomatoes
  • 4 chicken cutlets (about 4 ounces each) or chicken breast halves, trimmed and pounded thin into cutlets
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or dry white wine


  • Rinse the spinach and place in a large nonstick skillet Cover and cook for 2 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until wilted. Drain and press firmly with the back of a spoon or squeeze to remove excess moisture. There should be 1/2 cup spinach. Wipe out the skillet.
  • While the spinach is wilting, in a medium nonstick skillet, combine the onion, 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, red-pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon water. Turn the heat to medium. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the onion sizzles. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, stirring once, for about 3 minutes, or until softened. In a small bowl, combine the onion mixture, cheese, and spinach. Mix. Set aside.
  • Spread the tomatoes evenly on the smooth side of the chicken cutlets.
  • Then divide the spinach mixture among the cutlets. Spread to the edges of 3 sides, leaving about 1" at the narrow tip free of spinach mixture. Loosely roll up the chicken, ending with the narrow tip, and secure with wooden picks.
  • Place the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the large skillet and set over medium heat. Place the chicken in the pan. Cook, turning, for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Add the broth or wine, cover, and cook over low heat for about 7 minutes. Uncover and transfer chicken to a serving platter. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Boil the skillet juices for about 5 minutes, or until reduced to a glaze. Diagonally slice the chicken into 1"-thick pieces. Drizzle with pan juices and serve.


Paleo friendly recipe.

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