Have you ever wanted to take a chicken breast and make it something NOT SO BORING? Yeah, we feel you. Chicken, especially boneless, skinless breast meat, is healthy and versatile, but often the versatility part is just missed. And that equals boring and tasteless. But this Sage Prosciutto and Gruyere Chicken Roulade elevates the humble chicken breast to become not only very tasty, but also beautiful!
What is Roulade?
Speaking of “roulade,” what is it? In French, it means “roll,” and that’s what you do with the pounded-out chicken breast, so…there you go. Fancy time! The best part of this dish is when it is sliced – it just looks beautiful. Which kind of brings up another point. When you serve these beautiful roulades, you should slice them first. Then serve the slices on top of the sauce. Why cover up the beautiful work you did rolling them with the sauce, right?
How to Make Chicken Roulades?
This is a technique-driven dish (it’s easy…promise) that can easily be adapted to any filling you want. The chicken breast is rolled with the filling of sage, prosciutto and gruyere in this recipe then tied with kitchen twine to keep it all together during the cooking process.
We first brown the chicken roulades in a nonstick skillet with a little olive oil. We, of course turn to our Calphalon Premier™ Hard-Anodized Nonstick 10 inch Fry Pan to get a nice brown caramelized crust on the chicken, then transfer the entire pan into a 375°F oven to finish roasting. The pans are oven safe up to 450°F making them perfect to use for this application! Cooking the chicken roulades this way ensures the perfect doneness every time.
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Don’t Sleep on the Sauce!
But that’s not all…no way. A winter chicken dish deserves a lovely sauce, right? The sauce here is an adaptation of a classic French sauce, but we don’t have to delve into those details here. But a chicken stock and cream-based sauce that includes earthy and pungent sage and creamy gruyere gives this a nice rich flavor that balances the whole dish.
It is an easy and stable sauce, so it doesn’t take a lot of precision, but it tastes very refined and complements these roulades perfectly. All you need to do is measure the ingredients and cook and you’ll have a fantastic and classy sauce that helps to elevate this chicken dish way above .
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Sage Prosciutto and Gruyere Chicken Roulade! If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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