Skinny eats: Chicken Roulade with Cabbage

Even though it’s only the end of August, I look out the window to a torrent of rain, bluster and grey skies. How depressing.

So I warmed up the house with this wintry and filling recipe. At 12 Weight Watchers, it’s slightly more than I’d usually use up in one meal, but you get a lot of munch for your points so I think it’s worth it as a treat.

In addition to that, cabbage is one of the world’s healthiest vegetables – packed with cancer preventing minerals and vitamins – at an absolute steal in comparison to other ‘super-foods’ like its more popular cousin, kale.


Ingredients (serves two):

  • Two chicken breasts
  • 80g feta cheese
  • Rocket
  • Half a red cabbage, shredded
  • Two rashers bacon, fat trimmed and chopped
  • 75ml Balsamic vinegar
  • One granny smith apple peeled and chopped
  • One onion, chopped
  • One calorie spray
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cover the chicken on both sides with cling film, get a rolling pin and bash it till it’s flat – very satisfying!
  2. At one end, add the feta, salt, pepper and rocket and roll tightly and wrap in the cling film, twisting the ends, set aside
  3. Meanwhile, fry up the onion and bacon together in a hot pan using the one calorie spray
  4. When browned, add in the cabbage and fry for a further 10 minutes
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar, stir, put on the lid and leave to simmer for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Meanwhile, poach the chicken parcels in enough water to cover them completely for 10 minutes
  7. Heat a pan with some one calorie spray, unwrap the chicken carefully so as not to unravel the roulades, then add to the pan and cook for a further 10-15 minutes to brown and finish off

Serve by slicing the chicken into 2cm slices, and laying on top of the cabbage. You can have this as it is, or add some roasties for another 5-8 WW points (depending on how many you have).



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