Pimento Cheese Chicken Rollatini


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
  • 3 slices bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. scallions, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. pimentos, diced
  • 1 tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Additional salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • Toothpicks, for securing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook bacon in a large ovenproof skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and place on a paper towel-lined dish to drain. Remove all but one tablespoon of bacon drippings from the pan.

In a medium bowl, combine cooked bacon, cheese, scallions, pimentos, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. 

Place 2-3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture onto one end of each chicken breast and roll up tightly. Use toothpicks to secure the end. Sprinkle each chicken breast with additional salt and pepper. Reserve any leftover cheese filling.

Heat pan with bacon drippings over medium-high heat. Add canola oil. Add chicken rolls to pan and cook for 3 minutes. Flip over and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Transfer to oven and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top each chicken breast with leftover cheese filing. Return to oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through.

by The Savvy Kitchen