The inspiration for this post on a Greek Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Feta is my wife. Is that a common theme? You bet. As I write this post, I am on my way back home from a retail real estate conference – ICSC. And do you know what today is? It is my anniversary! So I get to fly back home to spend my anniversary with my wife. This is a good day.
I believe we are all rather particular about what we eat. Or said differently, we have certain foods we favor. I think my wife would eat feta at every meal if she could. That might be a small exaggeration but only a small one. We had some chicken that we had defrosted and I wanted to use. I really enjoy roulades or stuffed chicken recipes. The idea was quite simple. I know spinach would be a good compliment to the feta. I chose to make this dish in a roulade style because I like the appearance better. I think roulades look really cool and you can see all the ingredients in the recipe.
My learning for this Greek Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Feta is how to do the roulade. I have labored before trying to roll chicken and use toothpicks. But using feta which is a cheese that does not melt easily made for a much easier preparation. As you can see, the roll is a true roll. There is no need to make sure that everything is STUFFED inside. The cheese will not melt so much it runs out of the chicken and all over the tray. I also complimented the chicken by adding the feta and spinach to the orzo. A beautiful dinner and easier to make than you would expect.
The cast of characters.
The chicken rolled out and topped with the spinach and feta.
The rolled chicken on the baking tray before baking.
The Greek Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Feta plated.
Greek Chicken Roulade
- 5 Whole Chicken Breasts Cut horizontally
- 8 Ounces Baby Spinach
- 6 Ounces Crumbled Feta Cheese
- 1 Tbsp Greek Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Mediterranean Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp Mediterranean Oregano
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Black Pepper
Cut the chicken breasts horizontally in half. Spice both sides of the chicken breasts with all the spices.
Lay the chicken out on a board. Top with a few pieces of spinach and then top with the feta cheese. Start to make the roulade by rolling from the small end until full rolled up. Place seams side down in a broiling tray.
Place in a 350 degree oven and cook for 25 - 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for a couple of minutes.
Serve and enjoy!