Chicken & pesto roll-ups

Chicken & pesto roll-ups

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Cooking time

Prep: 1 hr Ready in about an hour

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

If you're sick of pasta and potatoes, try these cheesy chicken pancakes - ideal for a family supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
730
protein
48g
carbs
38g
fat
44g
saturates
24g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
2.08g

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 25g plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • 50g grated fresh parmesan
  • 100g Gruyère
  • 6 tbsp pesto
  • 8 pancakes (see recipe link below)
  • 2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 285g jar artichoke hearts in oil, drained and quartered if necessary

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Put the butter, flour and milk in a pan and whisk over a medium heat until the mixture boils and thickens. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the Parmesan and half the gruyère and season with salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Pour one third of the sauce into a bowl and stir in the pesto. Lay out the pancakes and spoon a dollop of sauce in the centre of each one. Top with the chicken and artichokes then fold in the sides of the pancakes and roll them up.
  3. Arrange the pancakes in a single layer in a buttered large shallow baking dish (about 25 x 30cm) and pour over the remaining sauce. Scatter with the rest of the gruyère. (If making ahead, cool, cover and chill for up to a day, or freeze for up to a month.)
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and golden. Serve with a green salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2003

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emmetn's picture
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Delicious! Made this for my girlfriend on pancake day and after one bit she said she thought it was the nicest thing i'd ever made. I wouldn't got that fa personally but it was very nice, pretty easy to make and tasted great, quite different. I know what people mean about it being stodgy but that's because pancakes are quite stodgy; you could make it with pasta instead if you wanted and it would still be great. I will definitely be making this again.

flo_2002uk's picture
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after reading some of the comments I only used 300mls of milk in the sauce and it wasn't at all sloppy, the chicken I cooked on my george forman grill as always so the outer was crispy which gave it some substance, I got a resounding thumbs up for a pancake night with a difference and asked if I'd make them again sometime, the only downer was the pancakes stuck to the bottom of the pyrex dish I cooked them in :-((((

jennahead's picture
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We've made this lots of times, adding roasted peppers, chicken and whatever else comes to hand! Lovely! And a nice change. Definitely one to have with a nice salad though.

nuffinbuttrouble's picture
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I think the recipe suggests far too much sauce. I just used a spoonful of the sauce on top on each pancake so that the top crisped up in places. It was lovely but I wouldn't fancy dredging it with all that sauce, would be very soggy.

foxrocks's picture
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Agree with Katherine - the flavour was nice but the texture was all a bit too stodgy.

thesteynings's picture

very easy to cook but i found the texture rather unappealing, it was all to musshy with the pancakes. Although the pancakes are being used for an alternative to pasta or potatoes i think they would be much more appropriate

lyndsey_allison0506's picture
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Fantastic romantic meal along with the chocolate souffles. It definitely needs some salad to break it up as the taste is delicious but very intesne. Would definitely make for a special occasion again!

simon's picture
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This was reasonably easy to make but ultimately a bit bland. Definitely needed a good salad to go with it to make it interesting.

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