Chicken and cheese

2009 April 19
by Don Hammack

I dished out what’s quickly become a favorite for Carla and me, the ever-so-artfully named Chicken Roll-Ups. It’s from the Cookbook of (Near) Death (a bunch of recipes put together by a group of women from a local church featuring the Chicken Cheddar Spaghetti recipe that nearly killed us … some of you may be familiar with it). Anyway, this recipe has strict instructions on the actual cooking of the chicken, so we feel it’s safe.

Chicken Roll-Ups


  • 6 chicken breasts
  • package sliced mozzarella cheese
  • stick of butter
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • two eggs


  1. Set up a breading assembly line with three stops: flour, lightly beaten eggs, breadcrumbs
  2. Melt the butter, combine with oregano
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F
  4. Pound out the chicken breasts to 1/3-inch thickness
  5. Lay a slice of mozzarella on the breast, then roll tightly. Use a toothpick to secure
  6. Bread up the rolls, first the flour, then the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs
  7. Put the rolls in a baking dish
  8. Pour the butter/oregano over the chicken
  9. Cook, uncovered, 40 to 50 minutes
  10. Clean up the kitchen, being especially paranoid of the tiny, deadly chicken particles that can kill you. Dead. Use a flamethrower. Seriously.

That’s it. Pretty simple stuff, but looks semi-complicated and is quite tasty. I realized tonight while eating that I’d been neglecting my inner-Gaffigan. The dish could be taken to a new level with a little bippity boppity bacon.

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