Easy (But Still Elegant) Chicken Rolls

Easy Chicken Rolls for Shabbat

Aren’t these pretty?

I was asked last week if I write recipes? I sort of laughed and said, “Well, if you can call it that.”

Then I went on to explain that while I used to love to patchke (putter about) in the kitchen, over the last few years, I’ve come down on the side of “easy” rather than “elegant” when it comes to cooking.

So, if and when I share a recipe on Kosher on a Budget, you know that it is going to be easy and straight-forward, with guaranteed family-friendly results. If the food happens to look good for guests, that’s just a bonus.

Imagine my delight when I turned out these easy (but still really impressive-looking, if I say-so myself!) chicken rolls for Shabbat lunch.

It was all cleaning-out-the-kitchen-for-Pesach motivated. I had a package of non-KLP corned beef in the fridge that I wanted to use up, as well as a bag of Panko bread crumbs and half a bottle of store-bought Italian dressing.

And voila! Here’s what I did – but remember, I’m not a professional recipe creator, so feel free to adjust and tinker as you see fit with this recipe

If you try these, I’d love to know. I promise: These really are easy. In fact, they took no more time than oven-baked schnitzel. (Especially if your husband will be equally awesome and butterfly your chicken breasts for you.)

You could even make a whole EASY KOAB meal that uses up your chametz, by pairing this with my Easy Baked Orzo and my Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts (they aren’t chametz – they’re just good and go with anything, in my family’s opinion).




  1. Aliza Stallman says:

    They look great. Your Costco carries kosher meats? Where are you ? I’m in Milwaukee the only cholov yisroel thing is shredded cheese. I’m very impressed . I will bli neder try them.

    • Mara Strom says:

      Yes! I’m in Cleveland, but our Costco when I lived in Kansas City also carried the chicken and deli, along with the shredded cheese and sliced cheese. Maybe ask your manager if you can get them by you!

  2. Mushkie says:

    These are great! I’ve done them MANY times since you posted, thanks!
    I’ve also used Diana’s tip to keep them crispy.
    Do you think they’ll freeze well?

  3. Shoshi Glazer says:

    Can you advise how much chicken and meat is used? I have bulk packages in the freezer from non-Costco but am not sure of the actual amounts since I don’t go to costco. Super excited to make this for next weekend.

    • Mara Strom says:

      I am trying to remember – I think I used a 3-lb package from Costco with one of their 1 lb packages of the deli meat. I hope that’s right! Let us know how it turns out for you! It doesn’t have to be exact – you can use more or less deli, for example.

  4. Roni Cohen says:

    Can you freeze this dish? If so, at which point would you freeze it?

  5. Judith Ginsberg says:

    once you butterfly the breasts do you roll them whole?

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