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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Cooking time PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 35 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 55 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 35 mins
Servings
SERVES 6-8
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice and quinoa according to package directions. Set aside and let 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 any remaining filling between rolls. 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

  • Combine apricot jam and mustard in a small bowl and spread on chicken rolls.

    Step 10

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

    Step 11

  • Serve topped with fresh parsley, if desired.

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 like 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.