What to make with leftover roule cheese? Make this cream cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe of course! It's easy, delicious and such a great choice for a simple midweek meal.
After Christmas I was left with a fridge drawer full of cheese and a box full of savoury biscuits. I'm still eating up the cheese now and the biscuits may well go stale before they get eaten, unless I can use them in a recipe. But what could I make with the leftover roule cheese?
You see, I used to love roule cheese on toast for breakfast but I found it a bit too garlicy this year. I blame the pregnancy, but then I think maybe this is the way things should taste. Maybe my love of garlic at any time of day is not quite as normal as I would like to think.
Anyway, this post isn't about breakfast or about roule on toast. I might not want to eat it for breakfast at the moment but I have no problem eating it later in the day! I am even considering making this cream cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe again.
Do you need a recipe for this roule stuffed chicken?
You can find the recipe below but really you don't need one. Two ingredients is all you need as long as you have some roule cheese. If you fancy an easy cheesy but tasty dinner, you can't go wrong.
What can you do if you don't have any roule cheese?
What can you do if you can't find roule cheese but really want to make these chicken breast stuffed with roule? Well, you can improvise. Crush some garlic and dice some parsley. It won't be exactly the same but it will be good! How could cheesy garlicy stuffed chicken not be a winning dinner?
You could of course use an alternative cream cheese. Roule is great for stuffing chicken breasts but you can use a different cream cheese. I'm not stopping you!
What happens if the cream cheese leaks out?
Just don't worry about it! You'll see from the picture that there is cheesy sauce all over the plate. I think this is because I really overstuffed the chicken and perhaps haven't had enough practise at using cocktail sticks! It wasn't a problem for me - there was still cheese inside the chicken breasts and the sauce was delicious with a jacket potato and some broccoli.
What to serve with cream cheese stuffed chicken?
Because the sauce is cheesy and creamy I think it's great to have some steamed or boiled vegetables to eat with the sauce. Carrots or green beans as well as broccoli are a great side dish. Potatoes are good too, either boiled or baked.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roule
- 4 chicken breasts
- 100 g roule or an alternative cream cheese
- Slice part-way through the chicken breasts and open them up to make them thinner and flatter.
- Then put them between two layers of cling film and bash them with a rolling pin to flatten them further.
- Put some Roule in the middle of the chicken breasts and then roll them up and secure with cocktail sticks.
- Put the chicken breasts in an oven-proof dish and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes at 180C.
- Serve the chicken with potatoes and vegetables.