Festive Chicken Rice Rolls

These Festive Chicken Rice Rolls are stuffed with rice and quinoa, dried fruit and cheese and are perfect for sharing at a holiday dinner.

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Festive Chicken Rice Rolls

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 40 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 55 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 40 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 55 mins


  • 2 bags Minute® Rice & Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
For the Glaze
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam or preserves
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)


  • Don’t forget the sweet glaze on this dish of Festive Chicken Rice Rolls made with Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa. This recipe may require a bit more time to prepare than others, but it’s worth it. You’ll be licking your fingers — this dish is that good!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice and quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.

    Step 3

  • Stir together apricots, feta cheese and cranberries in a medium-sized bowl. Add rice and quinoa and stir to combine.

    Step 4

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.

    Step 5

  • Coat a 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half of the rice mixture in dish.

    Step 6

  • Lay each chicken breast out flat on a cutting board or work bench. Top each with 1/4 cup rice mixture. Roll up each piece of chicken and place, seam side down, in prepared dish. Spread remaining filling between chicken rolls in baking dish. Pour chicken broth over rolls.

    Step 7

  • Cover dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven.

    Step 8

  • Preheat broiler.

    Step 9

  • Meanwhile, combine apricot jam and mustard in a small bowl and spread over chicken rolls.

    Step 10

  • Broil for 3-5 minutes, or until lightly browned.

    Step 11

  • Garnish dish with parsley, if using.

Let the Tasty Times Roll

Upgrade your average baked chicken dish with this delicious and colorful recipe. Filled with a combination of sweet dried fruit, savory rice and quinoa, and salty feta cheese, this chicken has flavor in every bite. It’s a great dish to prepare for your next family gathering, holiday event or weekend meal!

Although this recipe may require a bit more time and preparation, make it a family activity. Get one person to cook the rice while another prepares the cranberry, apricot and feta mixture. Everyone can get in on the fun of making these tasty chicken roll ups! The feta cheese can easily be replaced with another cheese, such as mozzarella or goat cheese, if you prefer. If the chicken is not an even thickness, cover each piece with a sheet of wax paper and use a wooden spoon or meat mallet to pound it down.

Looking for more convenient and delicious recipe ideas? Browse our recipe section and find everything you need, from one-pot meals to microwavable recipes made with our Ready to Serve Rice. To start, try your hand at making our Microwave Egg Fried Rice or our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan!

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