I've been making these swiss cheese and green onion stuffed chicken roll ups for years and they're always a big hit. They're easy to prepare and fun to slice into. Serve them up for any occasion.
This chicken roll ups recipe is super easy to follow along with and takes very little time at all to prep. The best part is that you get to tenderize the chicken breast by pounding it flat, so it's not only a meal, but a great way to work out some frustration too.
These cheesy chicken roll ups are a perfect blend of spice, savory, crunchy, and juicy chicken in every bite. You're going to love how wonderfully they can pair with any side dish and how fast they disappear.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Simple ingredients. Basic kitchen seasonings, green onions, bread crumbs and chicken (plus some swiss cheese) and we're in business!
- Easy prep. While this dish might look complicated or time consuming, I assure you it's not. It's especially helpful to have everything set up and ready to go like an assembly line, but the steps are all fairly simple. You'll get the hang of it after the first one.
- Impressive appearances. Rolled up meats always have a way of looking impressive. They're the star of the show, that's for sure. But what's even better is that this chicken not only looks good, but it tastes good too!
Chicken Breasts- You will need boneless skinless chicken breasts. Trim the fat and pound them flat so that it cooks more evenly.
Swiss Cheese- This is for the filling. I like to use sliced swiss cheese because it holds in place better.
Green Onions- Use green onions in the center for a green color and flavor once baked.
Italian Bread Crumbs- These are already flavored bread crumbs that help to make this dish taste great.
Parmesan Cheese- Use shredded parmesan cheese to make the breading taste great and add a nice color to the top once baked.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Italian Breadcrumbs. If you do not have Italian breadcrumbs on hand you can use plain breadcrumbs that have been mixed with 1 tablespoon of dry Italian seasoning and ¼ teaspoon of salt. This is a simple and easy DIY version.
Parsley. If you do not have dried parsley on hand fresh can be substituted but you'll need more of it (just shy of ¼ cup, chopped). The flavors of these chicken breast roll ups will change as a result but they will still taste really good.
🔪 Instructions for Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a small bowl, combine the green onions, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Step 3: Trim your breasts as needed and then lay them between two pieces of plastic wrap. Use a meat tenderizer to hit them several times to flatten them as much as you can without hurting the integrity of the chicken. You don't want it to fall apart.
Step 4: Remove the plastic wrap and place 2 slices of swiss cheese on top of each breast, trying to create a nice layer that covers the top of the meat. Some of the cheese can overlap, but you don't want it hanging off of the edges too much.
Step 5: Divide your green onion mix between the four breasts and place it in the center of the cheese.
Step 6: Roll up your chicken breasts from the large side to the small side and secure them with toothpicks.
Step 7: On one plate pour the flour. On another plate mix the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. In a pie plate or bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Set them up in front of you like an assembly line.
Step 8: Roll the secured breasts in flour, dip in the egg, and then dip in the cheesy bread crumbs before placing them on a baking sheet.
Step 9: Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy.
🍴 Recipe Tips
You'll want to have several bowls set out in front of you like an assembly line. Beaten eggs in one, flour in another, breading with cheese in the third bowl, and a bowl of your green onion filling too.
It's far less messy and time consuming when you do it this way.
Pound all of the chicken first and set it off to the side; you can stack the chicken on a plate if you want to.
Then grab one, lay the cheese add the filling. Roll and secure with toothpicks. Repeat with the remaining breasts.
Now for the assembly line- Dip the rolled breast in the flour, egg, and breading as directed before placing it onto the baking sheet. Your hands will get messy as you go but continue on until all have finished.
⏲️ Make Ahead Instructions
This stuffed chicken roll up recipe can be made in advance and frozen for future dinner meals in an airtight storage container. I like disposable pans with lids.
When ready to cook, you can thaw your container of rolled chicken in the fridge overnight or for a few hours on the counter before baking.
Reheat your chicken by placing it on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes or until heated through and reaching 165 degrees F.
🥗 Side Dishes
This recipe goes great with just about anything. I usually opt for simple pasta sides or some mashed potatoes along with roasted or steamed veggies.
💭 Recipe FAQs
Chicken breasts are usually pounded or sliced thin to make them easier to roll up. This creates a larger surface area for adding the filling.
Stuffed chicken roll-ups can often be prepared in advance, refrigerated, and then cooked when you're ready to serve.
The internal temperature of cooked stuffed chicken roll-ups should reach at least 165°F to ensure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
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Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups
- 4 large Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless ($6.80)
- 8 slices Swiss Cheese ($1.48)
- 1 cup Green Onions ($0.88)
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning ($0.08)
- 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley ($0.08)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt ($0.01)
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper ($0.02)
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder ($0.02)
- 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs ($0.41)
- ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded ($0.74)
- 2 large Eggs ($0.30)
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour ($0.13)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a small bowl combine the green onions, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Trim your breasts as needed and then lay them between two pieces of plastic wrap. Use a meat tenderizer to hit them several times to flatten them as much as you can without hurting the integrity of the chicken. You don't want it to fall apart.
- Remove the plastic wrap and place 2 slices of swiss cheese on top of each breast, trying to create a nice layer that covers the top of the meat. Some of the cheese can overlap but you don't want it hanging off of the edges too much.
- Divide your green onion mix between the four breasts and place it in the center of the cheese.
- Roll up your chicken breasts from the large side to the small side and secure with toothpicks.
- On one plate pour the flour. On another plate mix the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. In a pie plate or bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Set them up in front of you like an assembly line.
- Roll the secured breasts in flour, dip in the egg, and then dip in the cheesy bread crumbs before placing on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
- Serve warm and enjoy.