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Balsamic-Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

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Balsamic-Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6
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Balsamic-Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Boring weeknight dinners just got an upgrade. We thinly sliced chicken, wrapped it around fresh, colorful vegetables then added cheese for good measure. And the balsamic glaze? You’ll want to put it on everything.

Ingredients

2
large chicken breasts, sliced into 1/4 inch filets with a very sharp knife (about 3 filets per breast)
1
large red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1
medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips
1
medium carrot, peeled and sliced into thin strips
1
small leek, sliced into thin strips
1
small yellow onion, cut in half and then into thin strips
6 1/4
inch thick strips of Swiss cheese
Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper

Balsamic Glaze (See also TIPS below)

1/4
cup quality aged dark balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup chicken broth
2
tablespoons dry red wine
2
teaspoons brown sugar
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1
clove garlic, minced

Directions

  • 1 To prepare the balsamic glaze, add the balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, red wine, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, rosemary, and garlic to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Set aside until ready to use. (Alternately, use purchased balsamic glaze. See TIPS.)
  • 2 For the chicken rolls, using a very sharp knife slice 3 full filets out of each chicken breast. Cutting the chicken while it's still semi-frozen will help make it easier to cut.
  • 3 Slice the vegetables into thin strips.
  • 4 Fry the vegetables in some olive oil over medium-high heat, sprinkling with some salt and pepper, until crisp-tender. Set aside.
  • 5 Spread each chicken filet with some Dijon mustard and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 6 Lay some vegetables slightly off-center from the middle of each filet, closer to the side you will start rolling from. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on top of the vegetables.
  • 7 Roll up the filets and use a toothpick to secure them.
  • 8 Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the oil and then add the chicken rolls.
  • 9 Brown the chicken rolls on all sides, then place the lid on the pan, reduce the heat to medium and cook for a couple of minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • 10 Serve immediately drizzled with the balsamic glaze and some extra at the table.
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A chicken dinner that's anything but boring.

As prepared by Daring Gourmet,

Chicken, veggies and cheese are all rolled up and topped with a sweet balsamic glaze for one flavorful meal. 

Here's something special you can put together for someone you love, or serve for dinner anytime you want to impress your guests. Remember those delicious Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls we made a while back? Well here's a chicken version, but several new things have happened – and the result is a dish I think is even better!

We've got tender chicken filets that are rubbed down with Dijon mustard, stuffed with sweet bell peppers, buttery leek, healthy zucchini, crisp carrots, and tangy Swiss cheese, then pan-seared to a luscious golden brown and drizzled with a balsamic-rosemary-mustard glaze. Sound good? They're amazing!

And here’s the best part: This is a great time-saver recipe. You can make the glaze well in advance, as well as the chicken rolls. Prepare the chicken rolls and refrigerate until you're ready to cook them. When it's time for dinner, simply throw them in the pan, fry them, and then serve with the glaze. Your dinner guests will be wowed at how awesome they look and taste.


Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Let's get started!

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

To prepare the balsamic glaze, add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

You'll need a super sharp knife to cut the chicken. You should be able to slice three full filets out of each chicken breast. Cutting the chicken while it's still semi-frozen is very helpful.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Slice the vegetables into thin strips.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Fry the vegetables in some olive oil over medium-high heat, sprinkling with some salt and pepper, until crisp-tender. Set aside.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Spread each chicken filet with some Dijon mustard and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Lay some vegetables slightly off-center from the middle of each filet, closer to the side you'll start rolling from. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on top of the vegetables.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Roll up the filets and use a toothpick to secure them.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

At this stage you can either wrap and refrigerate the chicken rolls or cook them immediately.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Heat the frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the oil and then the chicken rolls.

Brown the chicken rolls on all sides, then place the lid on the pan, reduce the heat to medium and cook for a couple of minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

 

Balsamic Glazed Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Serve immediately, drizzled with the balsamic glaze (bring extra to the table).

 

For more amazing eats, visit Kimberly's food blog The Daring Gourmet.

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Tips  

If time is short, you can use purchased balsamic glaze rather than making your own. Find it by the balsamic vinegar and other glazes in your grocery store.

The chicken is easiest to slice while still semi-frozen. Use a very sharp knife. Be careful!

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