Chicken Roulades Stuffed with Prosciutto and Apples

Chicken Roulades Stuffed with Prosciutto and Apples
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Everyone is always looking to spruce up their chicken recipes, and this recipe uses our favorites from fall — apples and butternut squash — to make it the perfect seasonal dish that gives new light to the poultry. 

Notes

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Ingredients

  • chicken breasts, pounded to 1/8 inch thin
  • slices prosciutto
  • 6  Ounces  sharp Cheddar cheese, sliced very thin
  • apple, cored, quartered, and sliced thin
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2  Cups  butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 3  Cups  chicken stock
  • 1  Tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  brown sugar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Lay the chicken out on a cutting board. Layer a piece of procuitto over each piece of chicken, then add a slice of cheese and a couple of slices of apple. Roll one end of the chicken to the other to form a cylinder. Secure the seam with a few toothpicks. Place the chicken on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush the chicken with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, place the squash and chicken stock in a pot and bring it to a boil. Continue to cook until fork tender and drain into a colander. Purée the squash with the butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon and then serve alongside the chicken.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
124µg
18%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
317mg
32%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
261mg
37%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
501mg
33%
Water
241g
9%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.