Friday, November 18, 2011

Chicken Rouladen

Ever happened that you absolutely have no idea what you are gonna make for dinner and the ideas and the creativity in you just pop out from nowhere and you run with the flow and end up preparing an awesome and totally innovative recipe ??? Well, yes, here is one such recipe Iam gonna share with you today where one step lead to the other spontaneously....

After scanning through my recipe books and some blogs on the internet, I could hardly set my mind on anything. So finally head off straight to the kitchen and marinated the chicken, still not knowing what to do with that ! ........After an hour, when i started to make out something from it, my cute little preschooler, who just turned three, came running into my kitchen........ its as if its a written agreement for her that she should accompany me whenever i cook. Its been happening for quite sometime now.....she tries to give me a great helping hand be it washing the vegetables or stuffing the ingredients or applying egg wash on my breads or sprinkling the toppings....At first I was contemplating as to allow her to cooking at such an early age but later it occurred as to why to nip the interest and fun of a budding cook ??? ......Its actually become a daily routine nowadays and I must admit enjoying her company very much as she does....this fun to cook with her is totally worth the mess she creates in the kitchen :)...will keep you guys posted about her culinary journey as well and our experiences together in the kitchen :)

Well, coming back to the recipe, it turned out something similar to Rouladen !


For marination :
Boneless Chicken - 1 kg
Chilli powder - 1-2 tsp
Ginger powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Soya sauce -  2 tbsp
Sweet sour chilli sauce or any sauce - 2 tbsp
Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
Salt - as required
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Lemon - 2 tbsp

For the filling:
Sweet corn - 1/2 cup
Green beans - 1/2 cup
any vegetable
Basil leaves or any herb - 1 tsp
Salt -a pinch
Lemon - 1

Method :
1. Marinate the chicken with the ingredients for an hour.
2. Mix the vegetables for the filling. Stuff them on one half of the marinated chicken.
3. Close the stuffing with the other half and gently hold the sides together with the toothpicks so as to keep the filling intact inside.
4. Place the chicken on a tray and add few cut lemon slices. These lemon slices will juice out in the broth while baking to give a nice sour taste to the chicken. Make few cuts on the top to give that glamour look!
5. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grill the chicken for about an hour or until it turns crispy golden brown outside. Carefully turn the chicken to the sides after half an hour for getting that brown color evenly.

6. Cut the Rouladen into thin slices and serve with mashed potatoes or rice. You could use the chicken broth underlying as a sauce.
A royal dinner for your loved ones....

1. Play around using your own ingredients and spices for marination and the vegetables used for stuffing. Simply would work out great !
2. The baking time varies according to the region you live and the size of the chicken. So please keep an eye on over-browning. In that case, reduce the temperature to 175°C and bake until cooked and golden brown.


  1. Woww!! Lovely looking Roulade. Great idea Reshmi. Sure looks royal!!

    I can imagine how Nu kiddo would be helping you in kitchen asking cute questions and playing around :)

  2. delicious looking rouladen this looks wonderful

  3. i just loved this one!!! superb yaar!!.. bookmarked!!

  4. This look terrific, I love making this kind of stuffing...looks tasty.


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