These are delicious chicken roll-ups. Amish cooks have a gazillion different ways to fix chicken: soups, stews, sandwiches, salads loaves, skillet meals, and casseroles aplenty. But just spooning the chicken into a tortilla, rolling it up, and enjoying is very satisfying. Our friends Paula and Jay tried this recipe and you do find a lot of roll-up type recipes in Amish kitchens. They are fun and easy and children love them.
So, yes, you can just buy tortillas and adapt this recipe for it. Or you can really up your chicken roll-up game by making your own roll-ups, with this roll-up recipe being more like a crepe. So if you like chicken crepes or chicken roll-ups, this recipe is for you because they are pretty much one in the same.
🌯 Tortilla Vs. Crepe?
This recipe uses more of a crepe than a tortilla. Hmmm, I just realized, you could also use flatbread for this. But let's leave that aside. What are some of the differences between tortillas and crepes?
Tortillas are thin and unleavened edibles that originated in Mexico. They are typically made from corn or wheat flour, water, and salt. Tortillas can be used to make a variety of dishes, including tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and enchiladas.
Crepes are thin pancakes that originated in France. They are typically made from wheat flour, milk, eggs, and butter. Crepes can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and can be filled with a variety of sweet or savory ingredients.
So there you have it...very similar the crepes are just..."crepe-ier" or "pancakier"
📋 Chicken Roll-Up Steps And Observations
First of all, the recipe is pretty easy to do despite all the steps and reward is worth the work. Delicious, delicious, delicious! If you make the roll-up part ahead of time, you can freeze them, put them in sealed freezer bag and divide with wax paper.
The chicken filling can be made ahead of time also and frozen or refrigerated.
A good amount is 2 roll-ups per person (or if you are me, three or four!) and served with hot spiced fruit compote, chunky cranberry sauce, and a green vegetable. Asparagus is a great complement.
Make sure to use as fresh of chicken breasts as you can. And if you don't have breasts you can use any kind of chicken meat.
Where you can really tweak the recipe to your taste is in the filling step. You could add some diced carrots, broccoli, or peas to give the dish some veggies (or just serve them on the side). You can seasoning the filling with your own spice preferences. You can sweeten it with some brown sugar or molasses in typical Amish fashion. Use your imagination!
🍗 More Amish Chicken and Filling/Gravy Recipes
Chicken and gravy make a good pair!
Another flavorful saucy chicken recipe!
Smother chicken with any of the above gravy recipes!
🖨️ Full Recipe
Homemade Chicken Roll-Ups
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3 large chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
- 14 ounce can mushrooms
- 3 tablespoons flour
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- ¾ cup half and half
- 3 tablespoons sherry
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- CREPES: make sure eggs are beaten in mixing bowl, add 3 T melted butter, 2 T. lemon juice. Mix together.
- Add ¼ t. salt and 1 cup flour. Mix. Gradually add 1 C. milk and beat until smooth. The batter will be thin.
- In 6 in. skillet (iron works well) melt ½ t. butter. Pour in 3 T. batter to cover bottom of pan. When browned, flip and brown other side. Remove and place on paper towel to cool. Repeat. Set aside.
- Boil 3 large chicken breasts and cool slightly and chop.
- In large pan, melt 4 T butter and saute 3T chopped green onions and 1 4oz. can of mushrooms. Stir in 3T flour and then add ¾ C. chicken broth and ¾ C. milk.
- Stir in ¼ t. ginger, ¼ t. white pepper, and 1T. chopped chives. Cook until mixture bubbles and thickens. Add chopped chicken.
- In pan, melt 3 T. butter. Stir in 3T. flour. Add gradually ¾ C. chicken broth and ¾ C. ½ and ½. Stir constantly until sauce thickens. Add 3 T. sherry, ⅛ t. salt and ⅛ t. white pepper.
Assembling Chicken Roll-Ups
- Place 1 heaping T. chicken mixture on crepe and roll up.
- Place roll-up seam side down, close together in large baking pan.
- Spoon sauce over roll-ups (crepes) and 3 T. grated parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle 2T. chopped chives over the top.