Chicken Roll-ups

By Angelleah

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tblsp. olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp.salt

  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh italian parsley

  • 2 tblsp. grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 tblsp. chopped fresh chives

  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon peel (Zest)

  • 2 large cloves garlic, pressed in garlic press

  • 16 toothpicks soaked in hot water for 15 minutes

  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in 11x7-inch casserole dish. Pound chicken to 3/8-inch thickness with mallot. Place chicken in lemon mixture; turn to coat. Cover; marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare grill for direct cooking.

  3. Combine parsley, cheese, chives, lemon peel and garlic in small bowl. Discard chicken marinade. Spread 1/4 cup of parsley mixture over each chicken breast, leaving an inch around edges free. Starting at narrow end, roll chicken to enclose filling; secure with toothpicks.

  4. Grill chicken, covered over meduim-hot coals about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer chicken to low or indirect heat; grill, covered, about 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove toothpicks and slice chicken breasts. (Try it on an indoor grill, George Foreman, it will cook quicker though so just keep an eye on it!)

Nutritional Facts

159 calories
5g fat
27g protein
155mg sodium
1g carbohydrate
71mg cholesterol.


3 replies

Avera 2009-01-05 23:34:13 -0600 Report

I'm always ready for a new recipe to prepare on the grill and this one sounds as if it will be delicious. It really doesn't seem to hard to prepare either. The fact that it is so low in carbs is fantastic.