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Martha Stewart we are not: chicken roll-ups from New Hampshire

Chicken roll-up. Hearty and within the budget.

Simple recipe #1: Chicken Roll ups

Our first shoestring recipe comes from my friend Allison from New Hampshire. I had the pleasure of having this dish served to me by her mother last summer and made sure to get the recipe soon afterwards. NH Chicken roll-ups is a hearty dish that will have you coming back for seconds. Live free or die.

Ingredients (for 1):

–       1 chicken breast

–       1 packet of frozen spinach

–       Paprika

–       Onion powder

–       Oregano

–       Garlic powder

–       1 can of tomato sauce

–       Muenster cheese

–       Spaghetti


Take the chicken breast and place it on a cutting board with wax paper over it. Use the flat side of a meat cleaver to pound the chicken breast thinner. While you cleave the chicken breast, cook the frozen spinach by placing it in water to heat it up. Take the chicken breast and season it with paprika, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder (1/2 to 1 tsp of each, depending on taste). Once done, take the spinach and roll it around the chicken breast. Place the rolled up chicken in an oven-safe bowl or casserole dish and pour a can of tomato sauce in the bowl/dish. Place one or two pieces of Muenster cheese on top and sprinkle more paprika and oregano. Set the oven at 350 degrees and cook the chicken for an hour. Check periodically and once done serve with spaghetti.

* NPR or classical music should accompany you while you cook. Also, wine should be imbibed at all times whenever you are cooking.  I suggest a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to warm the palate.

* The picture above is not an accurate representation of the dish but is rather to give you an idea of what chicken with spinach would look like if based solely on color schemes. (Minus the red of the tomato sauce.) Actual photos of dishes will be included in the following recipe posts. We’re new to all of this!


  1. KATIE
    June 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    i want to know if that’s an image of something you actually made, or if it’s from online. yup, that’s what i want to know.

    • June 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm

      It doesn’t look like that– it looks even better. I’ll make it and post a picture.

  2. allison
    June 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    shoutout on my bday? best ever! this dish is wicked good, and it’s a pretty large portion so i can usually bring half for lunch the next day. also my mother also abides by the “drink wine while you cook” rule– maybe that’s why this is so good??

  3. June 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Yes, this is a shoutout on your birthday. When was the last time you made this dish?

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