And You Thought Chicken was Boring

And You Thought Chicken was Boring

Chicken Roulade with Figs and Olives


2 skinless boneless chicken breasts

4 oz Fig and Olive Tapenade

4 oz mild goat cheese

1 large orange

4 sprigs of thyme

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 F

  • Slice each chicken breast in half horizonally (easy when chicken is partially frozen)

  • Open breast out flat like a book and place between sheets of plastic wrap

  • Using a flat meat mallet pound chicken gently until breast is about 1/2 inch thick

  • Season with salt and pepper

  • Spread  1 T of tapenade and 1 T of cheese on each flattened out chicken breast

  • Roll chicken breast and place in baking dish

  • Squeese fresh orange juice over each of the rolls

  • Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is throughly cooked

  • Garnish with a sprig of thyme 

  • Can be sliced,  each round  held together by a toothpick or the entire roll can be served as an entree