I've been wanting to post this idea for 3 days now! Aomething always seemed to get in my way. So sorry for the delay.
Anyway.... I LOVE when people send me recipes! This one came direct from Cindy who shares my Laughing Cow Cheese obsession.
It's so simple, so tasty and So FUN!
Surprisingly BOTH the husband and child ate it without complaint! Actually that's not true. The Little Guy did complain after the first bite but when I reminded him that he liked all the things it was made of and that he helped make them, he took another bite and said they weren't "that bad." Then he continued to eat the entire one I cut up for him. Go figure.
Sometimes I really think kids just say they don't like new things by default.
The husband actually said he wouldn't mind if I made it again. That's a rare compliment! He ate two leftover as he happened not to be home for dinner the night I made them.
Here's what I did. It varied slightly from Cindy's because I didn't even check her recipe again before making it. I was just too excited by the inspiration!
- 6 chicken tenderloins (each just over 2 oz each totaling about 12 oz)
- 3 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss
- 3 oz of thin slices deli ham
- 1 egg
- About 1 cup Italian Seasoned Breadcrumbs (I made my own, see below)
- Non-stick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
If you don't have tenderloins you can most certainly use breasts and cut them in half. I just happen to have a bag of those individual frozen tenderloins in the freezer. I pulled them out and defrosted. Then I solicited the kid for help...
What 5 year old doesn't like to pound things with a hammer? 😉
Pound the chicken to about ¼ of an inch. It doesn't have to be perfect. You are just going for flatness to make them easier to roll.
Pull out the Laughing Cow wedge.
I forgot to listen to and pull mine out early so it's room temperature. That makes it easier to spread. Regardless spread about ½ a wedge on each piece of chicken.
Top with the ham.
Create your roll and breading station complete with whisked egg in one bowl, bread crumbs on a plate and cheesy 5 year old.
Roll the chicken from the smaller side to the wider side.
There should be no need to secure. The rolls are small enough to remain closed.
Dip the roll in the whisked egg.
Roll in the breadcrumbs.
SIde note: You can use store bought or make your own real quick. I crumbled 2 slices of sprouted wheat bread, along with garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning and parsley in my Magic Bullet. It made about double what I needed. Next time I'll only use one slice.
Place in a baking dish that is sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Repeat for all pieces.
Spray the tops with a bit more spray and place in a preheated 350 degree oven.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. The cheese may start to ooze out. Doesn't it look delicious?!
Marvel are your cute little rolls. 🙂
Enjoy with "the boys."
Make dinner fun. <-- just an extra tip from this tic tac toe playing momma. 😉
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|6||1 rolled chicken|
|180||4g||1g||old: 4||new: 4|