Florentine Chicken Roulade

Florentine Chicken Roulade

These florentine chicken roulade are filled with garlicky spinach and tangy feta, they taste heavenly and are surprisingly easy to make. The trick is not to use too much filling, or it will start falling from the sides and they might explode while cooking.

Florentine Chicken Roulade

Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ pound fresh spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Wash the spinach and dry it off thoroughly with your Indy Chef salad spinner. Mince the garlic with your Indy Chef garlic twist and transfer to the hot oil along with the spinach. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach wilts. Season generously with salt and pepper and transfer to a large bowl.
  4. In the meantime, pound the chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer to a 1/8-inch thickness and lay out on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Once the spinach has cooled down slightly, mix in the feta, walnuts, lemon zest, and Italian seasoning.
  6. Spoon the filling over the chicken breasts on the side closest to you and start rolling the breasts like a jelly roll. Go slowly, so your filling doesn’t fall from the sides. Secure with a kitchen twine and transfer to an oven-proof skillet.
  7. Add the butter to the roulades and place the skillet over medium heat. Sear the roulades on each side and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. through.
  8. Let the roulades rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving with lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Tip: You can replace the feta with crumbled goat cheese for a tangier roulade. You can also add some finely chopped apple to the filling to make it a bit sweeter.

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