Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Mushroom Wilted Arugula and Shallots

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 medium shallot, cut small
  • 5 cups arugula
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (can use extra virgin)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 23 tablespoon cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a skillet over medium heat add the oil until it shimmers and gets warm. Add in the mushrooms and shallots. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until the mushrooms have released their liquids and start to lightly brown. Add in the garlic, stir and cook for 1 minutes. Add in the arugula (may have to add in batches) and gently stir to wilt. Once it’s all wilted add in 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Remove from the heat and mix. Transfer the mixture to a strainer (save the liquids for a pan sauce) and allow to drain.
  2. Halve chicken breasts horizontally, keeping 1 long side attached; open halves like a book (butterfly). Pound breasts until 1/4″ thick. Equally divide the mixture along the lower third of the breast, maintaining 1/2″ border. Roll up chicken lengthwise and tie with kitchen twine. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and oil in a large heavy ovenproof skillet. Add roulades and cook until browned on all sides, 8-10 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until a thermometer inserted into center of roulades registers 165°F, 7-8 minutes. Transfer chicken to plates, lightly tented with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Set skillet over medium-high heat and melt remaining butter. Scrape up the bits at the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add in the chicken stock, salt, pepper and thyme, bring to a boil. Simmer until liquid is thickened and reduced, 10-12 minutes. Whisk in the cream for a more cream-based sauce.Adjust seasonings. Cut the twine off of the chicken, slice into 1/2” slices and drizzle with sauce.
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