Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce

Posted by on February 11, 2016 in Main Dishes, Recipes | 33 comments

Chicken Spirals look absolutely amazing ! This recipe certainly has that “wow” factor of a beautiful and delicious company dish. Your guests will think you spent hours preparing this , but it’s actually easy to put together. 

When you’re looking for something special to serve, consider Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce. Your guests will be delighted!

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For this recipe, I am using the thin-sliced ham, but you can use Pastrami, any Kosher deli meat, or the expensive prosciutto. I also used 3 large,whole breasts instead of the 6 half-breasts. This made 3 larger rolls and I just cut them into 6 slices instead of 3.

Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Adapted recipe from the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN
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Cook time:
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Serves: 6 servings
A spiral of chicken that is stuffed with ham, cheese, and spinach. This is a special main dish that has a “wow” factor!
Ingredients
  • 6 large skinless and boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 10 oz. packages of frozen, chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 12 thin slices ham
  • Colby Jack cheese, Gouda, Monterrey Jack. Pepper Jack or any cheese
  • Cut into six 2 x 1/2 inch sticks
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Creamed Spinach Sauce:
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted.
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • Use 1/2 pkg of chopped spinach from ingredients above
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream or half and half
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Stuffed Chicken Directions:
  2. Place a chicken breast with boned side up between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet. Start in the center and work to the edges. Pound to 1/8 inch thickness. Remove top of wrap and sprinkle with pepper. Continue with each chicken breast.
  3. squeeze spinach until well-drained and almost dry. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 of the Squeeze spinach until very dry. Use 1 1/2 pkg and mix with the lighty beaten eggs. Save 1/2 box of the spinach for the cream sauce.
  4. For each chicken roll, spoon about 2-3 tbsp. spinach mixture over each flattened chicken breast
  5. Top with a slices of ham or other choice of thin-sliced meat. Place a stick of cheese at the edge.
  6. Start from the edge with the cheese and roll into a spiral, pressing edges in to seal. Secure spirals with wooden toothpicks
  7. Place rolls,seam sides down, in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish. Drizzle the rolls with melted butter.
  8. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until chicken reaches 170 degrees.
  9. Cover with foil and let rest a couple of minutes.
  10. Remove toothpicks and slice each chicken roll. Top with cream sauce.
  11. Creamed Spinach Sauce:
  12. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan
  13. Add 2 tbsp. flour and stir constantly until bubbly
  14. Slowly add 3/4 cup chicken broth to the flour mixture stirring constantly
  15. Add remaining spinach, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  16. Add 1/2 cup whipping cream or half and half. Heat until warm. If too thick, add more cream.
  17. This should be a gravy-like consistency.
  18. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  19. When chicken is done…
  20. Remove toothpicks from chicken
  21. Cut chicken into spiraled slices
  22. Ladle hot creamed spinach sauce over the spirals.
  23. Serve with wild or white rice

While I’m not paid for this recommendation, it is a lot easier to work with pounding the chicken when using Glad Press and Seal. Lay one piece on top and one on the bottom of the chicken breast. It stays together while pounding and it makes it easier to roll the chicken up, too. Just take the bottom piece and roll the chicken in a spiral.

Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce

Layer the spinach mixture, ham, and roll with cheese. Secure with toothpicks. Don’t worry if your chicken roll resembles a porcupine, just secure it as the toothpicks come out after cooking.

Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce grandparentsplus.com

Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce grandparentsplus.com

It’s nice to prepare and roll the chicken spirals on the evening before your dinner. Wrap and place the chicken rolls in the refrigerator ready for the oven.  This way, you don’t have the preparation and clean up to do before your dinner. When ready, just pop the chicken in the oven to bake. I made the creamed spinach sauce ahead as well. It thickened as it cooled, but just thin with extra chicken broth, if needed.

When baked, remove toothpicks, slice chicken, layer 3-4  spiral chicken slices on a plate and drizzle with the sauce. Serve with wild rice, white rice, or a combination. Offer additional creamed spinach sauce in a gravy- boat for guests. 

Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce grandparentsplus.com

 

I know you’ll enjoy this special recipe for Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce! Next time I’m going to try it with Gouda cheese. You can change the cheese and the meat for a different flavor combination.

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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33 Comments

  1. Yum!! That looks like a perfect dinner for me and my hubby!! I love creamed spinach! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

    • Thanks! It is perfect for any occasion! We loved the leftovers, too! Thanks for pinning!

  2. What a great meal, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. How elegant- and the creamed spinach sauce looks amazing. Visiting from the Yum party at Ducks ‘n a Row today 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by. It is elegant and delicious, too!

  4. Yummy! I can’t wait to try these, Phyllis. Thank you for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.

  5. Loved it!! Chicken and Spinach are two of my favorites…so I think I am going to try this!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

  6. How very gourmet! Looks delicious ♥

    • Thanks, it is delicious!

  7. These certainly do have that wow factor! They look delicious! Thanks for coming by Throwback Thursday to share them!

    • Yes, they look hard, but are actually pretty easy! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. What a delicious dinner idea! I love that the chicken is stuffed with spinach and also topped with the spinach sauce – double yum!

    • It is double good!

  9. This looks really healthy!! Want to try this. 🙂

    • Healthy and delicious!

  10. This look so fun and delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • The chicken gets so tender and delicious and the flavor is wonderful!

  11. looks amazing and definately something my family would love, thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy

    • Yes, they would love it. I think it looks so fancy and impressive!

  12. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party this Thursday at 7:00.

  13. this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at #merrymonday !

  14. Ok this looks stunning & yummy!!!!

    • That it certainly IS!

  15. Mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  16. I love chicken, cheese and ham so these make a tempting dish for me – thanks for sharing at our #OTM link up ~ Leanne

    • I promise it is easy, too! I know it looks difficult, but it’s not!

  17. This recipe looks delicious! So glad you linked up at #HomeMattersParty

    • It looks delicious and it IS delicious!

  18. These make such an impressive presentation, and they look sooo yum!

    • Yes, they make a great impression, but they really taste good, too!

  19. Oh gosh do these look great and so different from other stuffed breasts I’ve tried! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

    • These are so delicious! You must try these!

  20. Super cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

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