Chicken Rollups

My mom used to make these sometimes when I was growing up.

One thing I love about this recipe is that it requires only 3 ingredients; five if you wish to add salt and pepper.  The list consists of:  chicken tenders, sour cream and Corn Flakes Crumbs.

I guess it’s not much of a recipe in some ways, as you just use what you need of the 3 ingredients, so no real measurements are involved.  I prefer to make these roll-ups with chicken tenders, as they are smaller, cook faster, and don’t seem to dry out much.  So, figure out how many chicken tenders your family needs, and flatten each of them by placing the chicken inside a ziploc bag and pounding on the chicken with a mallet until it is about 1/4 inch thick.

flattened chicken

Now, get a shallow cereal bowl and pour about 1 cup of Corn Flakes Crumbs into it.  (You can crush your own corn flakes if you’d like, but I prefer to just keep a box of the crumbs on hand so my kids don’t eat my ingredients without realizing.)  Lay a flattened piece of chicken in the bowl.

Now take a spoon and scoop some sour cream into another small bowl.  This is because you don’t want the spoon that touches the raw meat to go in and out of your sour cream container.  Take about a tablespoon of sour cream and spread it over the top of the chicken.

If you want to, sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over the sour cream.

Now start at the widest end of the piece of chicken and roll it up, securing it with a toothpick.

Place your roll-up on a baking sheet and repeat with your remaining chicken until all the pieces are prepared.

Now bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, then check for doneness.   This isn’t something you want to overcook.

chicken rollups

TaDa!  Simple, pretty and actually quite yummy.  My kids like these a lot, and people are always surprised that it’s only sour cream rolled up inside the chicken.  It’s one of those deceptively simple recipes.


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