Delicious Chicken Roll Recipe with Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese

Chicken Roll

Delicious Chicken Roll Recipe with Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 4


Chicken roll is a delicious and savory dish that combines tender chicken breasts with a flavorful vegetable and tomato sauce. This recipe is perfect for a special dinner or a family meal, and is sure to impress your guests with its rich flavors and hearty ingredients.


The origins of the chicken roll recipe are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have been inspired by traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The combination of chicken, cheese, and vegetables in a rolled format is a popular dish in many cultures, and has been adapted and modified over the years to create unique and delicious variations.


How to prepare


  1. Spray a large saucepan with nonstick spray coating.
  2. Add celery, mushrooms, carrot, onion, and garlic.
  3. Cook until onion is tender.
  4. Cut up tomatoes.
  5. Stir undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, thyme, and sugar into vegetables.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  7. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups.

Chicken roll

  1. Meanwhile, skin, bone, and cut chicken breasts lengthwise in half.
  2. Place each chicken piece between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet to about 0.25 inch thickness.
  3. In a bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
  4. Spoon about 1.5 tbsp of the cheese mixture on each chicken piece.
  5. Fold in the long sides of the chicken piece, then roll up from the short end and place the chicken rolls, seam side down, in a baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  7. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  8. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 4 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a platter.


  • Add diced bell peppers or zucchini to the vegetable sauce for added flavor and texture.
  • Use different types of cheese, such as cheddar or Swiss, for a unique twist on the recipe.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness to ensure they cook evenly.

- Refrigerating the chicken rolls in the sauce for 2 hours allows the flavors to meld together and enhances the overall taste of the dish.

- Sprinkling mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken rolls adds a gooey and delicious finishing touch to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken rolls with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete and balanced meal.

Cooking Techniques

Pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness ensures they cook evenly and helps the cheese mixture stay in place.

- Baking the chicken rolls covered helps them stay moist and tender, while adding mozzarella cheese at the end creates a deliciously melted topping.

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts for a richer and more flavorful dish.

- Use goat cheese or feta cheese instead of ricotta for a tangy and creamy filling.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the chicken rolls and sauce ahead of time and refrigerate them for up to 24 hours before baking. This makes it a great option for meal prep or entertaining.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the chicken rolls on a platter and garnish with fresh parsley or basil for a beautiful and appetizing presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the chicken rolls with a light and crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, to complement the flavors of the dish.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover chicken rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 450


Total Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 10g


Total Fat: 18g

Saturated Fat: 8g

Trans Fat: 0g


Protein: 45g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 30%

Vitamin C: 20%

Calcium: 25%

Iron: 15%


Contains dairy (ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella cheese)


This chicken roll recipe is a good source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. It is relatively low in carbohydrates and fats, making it a healthy and satisfying meal option.


Chicken roll is a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for a special dinner or a family meal. With its tender chicken, flavorful vegetable sauce, and cheesy filling, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I knew it was something I had to try. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Margaret, who always had a knack for finding the most delicious recipes. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, the savory aroma of chicken and herbs filled the air, and I knew I was in for a treat.

Margaret greeted me with a warm smile and a hug, and as we sat down at her kitchen table, she pulled out a tattered old recipe book. "I found this recipe for Chicken Roll in an old cookbook that belonged to my grandmother," she explained. "It's been a family favorite for generations, and I just know you're going to love it."

I eagerly watched as Margaret gathered the ingredients and began to walk me through the steps of making the Chicken Roll. The recipe called for a whole chicken, seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, then rolled up and baked to perfection. As Margaret expertly deboned the chicken and prepared the filling, I couldn't help but marvel at her skill in the kitchen.

As the Chicken Roll baked in the oven, Margaret regaled me with stories of her grandmother and the cherished family recipes that had been passed down through the generations. She spoke of lazy Sunday afternoons spent cooking in the kitchen, and the joy of sharing a delicious meal with loved ones.

When the Chicken Roll was finally ready, Margaret carefully sliced it into thick, juicy pieces and placed them on a platter. The golden brown crust glistened with savory juices, and my mouth watered at the sight of it.

I took my first bite of the Chicken Roll, and my taste buds exploded with flavor. The tender chicken was perfectly seasoned, and the filling of herbs and spices added a delightful kick. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before, and I knew that this recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen.

After my visit with Margaret, I couldn't stop thinking about the delicious Chicken Roll. I was determined to recreate it in my own home, so I set out to gather the ingredients and follow the recipe to the letter.

As I prepared the Chicken Roll in my own kitchen, I could feel Margaret's presence with me, guiding me through each step. I took my time deboning the chicken and preparing the filling, just as she had shown me. And when the Chicken Roll emerged from the oven, golden and fragrant, I knew that I had done justice to Margaret's family recipe.

I shared the Chicken Roll with my own family, and they devoured it with gusto. My grandchildren begged for seconds, and my husband declared it the best chicken dish he had ever tasted. I felt a swell of pride knowing that I had successfully recreated Margaret's cherished recipe, and that it would now be a part of my own family's culinary tradition.

In the years that followed, I continued to make the Chicken Roll for special occasions and family gatherings. Each time I prepared it, I felt a connection to Margaret and her beloved grandmother, who had passed down this delicious recipe through the generations.

And so, the recipe for Chicken Roll became a treasured part of my own culinary repertoire, a reminder of the joy of cooking and sharing delicious meals with loved ones. I will always be grateful to Margaret for introducing me to this wonderful dish, and for inspiring me to keep the tradition alive in my own kitchen.


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