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Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups

Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups RecipeKarry Hosford


  • 6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 6 tablespoons (about 3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons picante sauce
  • 6 cilantro sprigs
  • 6 tablespoons Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Top each breast half with 1 tablespoon cheese, 1 tablespoon picante sauce, and 1 cilantro sprig. Roll up jelly-roll fashion, beginning at narrow end.

Dredge chicken rolls in breadcrumbs. Place rolls, seam sides down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; lightly coat rolls with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.


    Ths recipe is fast and easy, and I can prepare it in advance for guests. Use toothpicks to secure the chicken before dredging. -CL Reader

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 chicken roll)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:257
Calories from fat:20%
Fat per serving:5.8g
Saturated fat per serving:2.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:1.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.6g
Protein per serving:41.7g
Carbohydrates per serving:6.9g
Fiber per serving:0.3g
Cholesterol per serving:109mg
Iron per serving:1.6mg
Sodium per serving:385mg
Calcium per serving:40mg

Good to Know

Reduce the fat with fat-free cream cheese, and serve with whole-grain rice to complete the meal.

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