Spinach and Feta Chicken Rolls

I can say that the Summer is officially arrived here in Shanghai, with its humidity, its rain and its suffocating heat. If I think that this is JUST the beginning I want to emigrate to the North Pole and come back here only in a couple of months…

Can I?

Because of this unbearable heat, cooking has been dramatically reduced in my kitchen. Many salads, shakes, ice cream and a few baking  dish are part of my daily diet now. Just yesterday I made this AMAZING salad with garbanzo beans, spinach and avocado, which I will share with you later this week. Today let me first show you what I had for dinner the other day: lean chicken breast stuffed with a cream of spinach and feta cheese. Divine!

Give this a try 🙂

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 whole chicken breast (no skin – no bone)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 can of spinach (or 1 cup of boiled spinach)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumb
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Cut the chicken breast into thin slices (4 in total) and sprinkle them with salt

In a bowl combine the spinach with the feta cheese

add pepper (no salt as the feta is already quite salty)

and the nutmeg

Stir all the ingredients together

then spread the filling on each slice of chicken

and drop a few pine nuts

and roll each slice up using a couple of toothpick to close it

Coat each roll in breadcrumb then sprinkle with olive oil

and back at 180 C for about 30 min or until completely cooked inside and golden brown on the outside

Slice them up and serve!


– LittleDani



About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.