Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

In 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion to Greece, the battle of Marathon took place in the homonymous area close to Athens in Attica prefecture. The battle was between Athenians, aided by Plataeans and Persians under the commandment of Datis and Artaphernes. King of Persia, Darius I, had a strong urge to subjugate Greece and get revenge for the Greek involvement in the attempt from the cities of Ionia to overthrow of him. Darius was so eager to destroy Athens that according to myth, he put one of his servants to say to him every single day the following: “Master, don’t forget about the Athenians.”

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was a fight between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. Miltiades a brilliant Greek general was the leader of the small Greek army. In any other case, they wouldn’t stand a chance to win the numerous Persian army, but Marathon was surrounded by marshes and mountains and thus a large number of Persian army, including cavalry, was unable to join the fight. Miltiades ordered a general attack against the Persians. He reinforced his flanks, luring the Persians’ best fighters into his center. The inward wheeling flanks enveloped the Persians, routing them. The Persian army broke in panic towards their ships, and large numbers were slaughtered.

The defeat of the Persians in Marathon marked the end of the first Persian attack towards Greece and Persians retreated to Asia trying to reorganize their army after their heavy loses.

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

This battle has become even more famous because it was the inspiration for the Marathon race. Although thought to be historically inaccurate, the myth of the Greek messenger Pheidippides running from Marathon to Athens with the news of the victory became the inspiration for this athletic event, introduced at the 1896 Athens Olympics. After Pheidippides arrived in Athens he said one word: “Nikómen (we have won in ancient Greek)” and then he collapsed and passed away from exhaustion.

Marathon is a beautiful place close to the sea and very close to my home. So, quite often my family and I we go for Sunday walks to enjoy the sea and have lunch there. One time we visited a restaurant and I tried their stuffed chicken and I loved it. As a true food blogger, I immediately started operating on the chicken to see what it had inside and try to recreate it. The surgery was successful and the recipe was decoded. So, when I was thinking of what was going to be cooking for my boys, I immediately thought of trying to make this chicken we ate at the restaurant and we all loved it. I can tell you that the experiment was a success and we all enjoyed these stuffed chicken rolls very much, as they were very close to what we have tried there. But without further ado, let’s go and start making them!

Stuffed Chicken Rolls



5.0 from 10 reviews
Stuffed Chicken Rolls
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Serves: 4
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 700 gr. / 1.5 lb chicken breasts, opened flat like butterflies
  • 1 large or two small red bell peppers, for Greeks I used Florina peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. feta cheese, for Greeks, I used the soft one with the buttery texture, for those who do not have access to such feta, just use what you ordinarily buy, crumble it and add 1 triangle of la vache qui rit cheese for every chicken roll. Mix it with the feta to become a spread.
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Parchment paper
  • Toothpicks to secure the rolls
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F.
  2. In a skillet sauté the peppers and onion until they become soft.
  3. In the end add the fresh basil.
  4. Remove and set aside.
  5. Cut parchment paper in as many pieces as your chicken breasts.
  6. Take one breast, salt and pepper it.
  7. If you are lucky and can find the soft buttery feta cheese, add about a spoon and spread it like cream cheese.
  8. If you have prepared the spread I mention in the ingredients add a spoon from that and spread it.
  9. Add some peppers and onions some oregano and roll it.
  10. Seal it with toothpicks in that way, so the cheese doesn’t come out of it.
  11. For those who cannot find buttery feta, you follow the same procedure only you spread the la vache qui rit, then add a piece of feta cheese and then the peppers and seal.
  12. Take a parchment paper, add some olive oil, place the chicken roll in it and close it like a parcel.
  13. Do the same for the rest of the chickens.
  14. Place them in a pan and bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  15. Open the parchment paper and broil them for a few minutes to get a nice golden color on top, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  16. Let them rest for five minutes and then cut them in slices and serve them.
  17. French fries go perfectly with it!

5.0 from 10 reviews
Γεμιστά Ρολλά Κοτόπουλου
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Κυρίως Πιάτο
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ελληνική
Serves: 4
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 700 γρ. στήθη κοτόπουλου, φιλεταρισμένα
  • 1 μεγάλη ή δύο μικρές κόκκινες πιπεριές, χρησιμοποίησα πιπεριές Φλώρινας, σε φέτες
  • 1 κρεμμύδι, κομμένο σε φέτες
  • 100 γρ. τυρί φέτα, μαλακή σαν βούτυρο, για όσους δεν έχουν πρόσβαση σε τέτοια φέτα, χρησιμοποιήστε ακριβώς όποια αγοράζετε συνήθως, μόνο θα πρέπει να προσθέσετε 1 τρίγωνο la vache qui rit τυρί για κάθε ρολό κοτόπουλο. Θρυμματίζετε τη φέτα και την ανακατεύετε με το la vache να γίνει σαν αλοιφή.
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
  • 2 κ.σ. φρέσκο βασιλικό, ψιλοκομμένο
  • 1 κ.γ. ρίγανη
  • Ελαιόλαδο
  • Λαδόκολλα
  • Οδοντογλυφίδες για να ασφαλίσετε τα ρολά
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 200° C.
  2. Σε ένα τηγάνι σοτάρετε τις πιπεριές και το κρεμμύδι μέχρι να μαλακώσουν.
  3. Στο τέλος προσθέστε το φρέσκο βασιλικό.
  4. Βάλτε στην άκρη.
  5. Κόψτε το χαρτί περιτυλίγματος σε όσα στήθη κοτόπουλου θα γεμίσετε.
  6. Πάρτε ένα στήθος, αλατοπιπερώστε.
  7. Αν βρείτε τη μαλακή βουτυράτη φέτα, προσθέσετε ένα κουτάλι και απλώστε.
  8. Αν όχι απλώστε από την αλοιφή φέτας/la vache.
  9. Προσθέστε λίγες πιπεριές και κρεμμύδια, ρίξτε λίγη ρίγανη και ρολάρετε.
  10. Σφραγίστε με οδοντογλυφίδες, έτσι ώστε το τυρί να μην βγει έξω.
  11. Για εκείνους που δεν μπορούν να βρουν βουτυράτη φέτα, ακολουθείτε την ίδια διαδικασία, μόνο απλώνετε το la vache qui rit, και στη συνέχεια προσθέτετε ένα κομμάτι τυρί φέτα και έπειτα τις πιπεριές και σφραγίζετε.
  12. Πάρτε μία λαδόκολλα, προσθέστε λίγο ελαιόλαδο, τοποθετήστε το ρολό κοτόπουλο σε αυτό και κλείστε το σαν δέμα.
  13. Κάντε το ίδιο για τα υπόλοιπα κοτόπουλα.
  14. Τοποθετείστε σε ένα ταψί και ψήστε στο φούρνο για περίπου 20 λεπτά.
  15. Ανοίξτε την λαδόκολλα και ψήστε στη σχάρα για λίγα λεπτά για να πάρει ένα ωραίο χρυσό χρώμα στην κορυφή, περίπου 3 έως 4 λεπτά.
  16. Αφήστε να ξεκουραστεί για πέντε λεπτά και στη συνέχεια κόψτε σε φέτες και σερβίρετε.
  17. Του πάνε τέλεια οι τηγανητές πατάτες!


35 Responses to Stuffed Chicken Rolls

  1. Kristen says:

    These look beautiful and delicious!

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  3. Forest Kuca says:

    I place the leftover stuffing on top of the chicken and pour the milk and cream of chicken on top.

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  5. Looks amazing! When I see the Greek written language, I kinda smile, because people often say, “That looks like Greek to me!”, when they can’t understand something. :)

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  7. Stephanie says:

    How delicious does this look! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

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  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your Stuffed Chicken Rolls look fantastic! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Rebecca B. says:

    I love the flavor combination in his dish!! The history lesson was a very interesting read. Thank you!!

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  13. Always looking for new ways to prepare chicken, and especially doing ahead of time. Feta is always good to add.

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  15. What a gorgeous summer dish Katerina! I love finding new ways to stuff chicken and yours looks so delicious!

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  17. This sound amazing with beautiful flavors in it…

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  19. Kristen says:

    what a beautiful dish! I would love to have this for dinner!

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  21. Kavey says:

    That looks like such an elegant dinner dish, really nicely presented as well!

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  23. Jennifer says:

    Gorgeous chicken dish, what an excellent choice of flavors.

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  25. Diane says:

    What beautiful, elegant entree’! I love that it uses cheese and peppers. We have a ton of peppers right now! This is on my must make list!

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  27. Yum!:) I can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing with me @ What to do Weekends Party!
    Pinned and Tweeted!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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  29. Susan says:

    I would say your experiment was a success! They look juicy and delicious, Katerina!

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  31. mila furman says:

    Ohhh yum! I love stuffing chicken breasts!!! This looks really divine!

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  33. Love the history lesson and your delish chicken dish as well. Great combo. I always learn a little somethin’ from you.

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  35. These chicken rolls look amazing!

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  37. I so can relate to trying to figure out a recipe served elsewhere. And what a success, the rolls look amazing, pics are superb.

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  39. These are beautiful, really stunning on the plate and even more stunning if I could eat them right now.

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  41. Becky says:

    I love the greek flavor combination in your chicken rolls!! They look and sound amazing!! I will be making them soon :)

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  43. Beautiful chicken rolls. Chicken is by far my favorite meat to stuff because the flavors blend in so well during the cooking process.

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  45. Tara says:

    Oh my heavens that looks delicious, I have to make this soon!!

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  47. What a delicious way to add flavor to chicken.

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  49. I would love to visit Marathon and I would really love to eat this dish!

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  51. That looks quite delicious!!

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  53. Sissi says:

    Katerina, these rolls look so impressive! I am very tempted to try them… because your explanations are so encouraging, even though the final result does look very complicated. Chicken is my “default” meat, so I’m always thrilled to learn new recipes, especially if they come from friends.

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  55. Yum! Chicken, feta, peppers – this sounds so good! #tryabitetuesdays

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  57. Eha says:

    What a delightful history lesson to lead us to these moreish chicken rolls. Don’t think I had thought of the Greeks v the Persians since high school days . . . but remembered most :) ! And my smile is very wide indeed reading about ‘la vache qui rit’ as a ‘buttery substitute’!! Oh yes, still advertised in Australia also . . .

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  59. nipponnin says:

    Fantastic photos! Very elegant dish. Love the story.

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  61. Beth says:

    A little history and a little food – what could be better?

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  63. grace says:

    i feel like i’ve prepared chicken 2500 different ways but i’ve actually never tried stuffing the breasts! delicious components in that stuffing–you’ve truly inspired me!

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  65. Barbara says:

    I’d love to serve this at a luncheon…such a lovely presentation, healthy and so flavorful!

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  67. This looks and sounds right up my alley Katerina, I love stuffed anything! The spreadable cheese you mentioned, can be found, but it is super duper expensive! I would sub cream cheese as the base for the salty feta. Thank you for such a beautiful recipe! ♥

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  69. So healthy and delicious! The feta filling sounds very tempting.

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