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Sausage & Cheese Chicken Roll-ups

Category: Dinner
Source: Kristen J. Gough
Description:

Warm up your family's autumn dinners by firing up the grill for this easy and delicious chicken breast dish, filled with tasty stuff! Read more about it Metro Parent's Crumbs food blog.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15-25 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
Ingredients: 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package sausage links (such as Hillshire Farm)
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese

On hand:
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt
Pepper
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
long toothpicks
Directions: Using two pieces of doubled plastic wrap, place one chicken breast in between and onto a sturdy cutting board. Pound the chicken gently with a hammer until it's about 1/4" thick. Set aside. Repeat with each chicken breast.

Cut up the sausage into several 2-inch long pieces; do the same with the cheddar cheese. Placing 3-4 pieces each of sausage and cheese at the end of one piece of chicken, roll the chicken, starting with the filling end, toward the other end. Make sure you are rolling on the short end of the chicken, not the wider side. Secure the roll by poking a long toothpick into the meat and thread it through once. Repeat with each chicken breast. Generously sprinkle seasonings on each chicken breast. Use garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Prepare a finishing sauce for the meat by whisking the soy sauce into the butter. Place the chicken seam-side-up onto the hot grill. Cook for 15-25 minutes. Remember to baste the chicken frequently with the finishing sauce and flip once. When you think the meat is done, remove one chicken breast and check the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer (it should read 165 degrees F). Alternatively, cut into one chicken breast and check that the meat is no longer pink.


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