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Chicken Roulade on a serving tray with herbs

Chicken Roulade (Make Ahead)

Chicken roulade is a meat spiral that's been chilled and sliced. A tasty holiday appetizer alongside bread, cheese, and pickled veggies!
Course Meats
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword meat roulade
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 335kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Hard boil the eggs for 10-13 minutes and set them aside to cool. Once they come to room temperature, peel off the shells and slice them in half.
    hard boiled eggs in a bowl
  • Remove the bone from the chicken thighs. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the thighs skin side down until very thin.
    chicken thighs tenderized
  • Mix the ground beef, pork, and turkey together with the garlic parsley salt and black pepper.
    ground meat in a bowl
  • Lay the pounded chicken thighs out on a clean cutting board. Sprinkle them with a little garlic parsley salt. Cover the chicken with a layer of the ground meat mixture. Place two hardboiled egg halves next to each other at either end of the chicken thigh.
    chicken thighs with ground meat and egg in center
  • Starting with the side with the eggs, roll the thigh up tightly into a spiral. Repeat until you've used up all the thighs and ground meat mixture.
    chicken thighs wrapped into roulade
  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with the loose sides facing down. Sprinkle with garlic parsley salt and pepper and bake at 325°F for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the roulades from the oven, drain the fat from the pan, and allow them to cool to room temperature. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let them chill in the refrigerator overnight. Slice them into thin pieces and enjoy cold!
    Chicken Roulade on a serving tray


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg