Chicken & pesto roll-ups

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

  • Prep:1 hrs
    Ready in about an hour
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 730
  • fat 44g
  • saturates 24g
  • carbs 38g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 48g
  • salt 2.08g


  • 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


  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.

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