Chicken Thigh Roulade Recipe

I'm really a big fan of easy chicken recipes here. This chicken thigh roulade recipe stuffed with omelette may seem hard for the beginners, but it's actually very easy and once you make it a couple of times, you'll understand why this is one of the recipes I make so often. It can make a spectacular center-of-the-plate entree, be used for sandwiches and even in salads. You'll love that robust flavor of chicken thighs lightly seasoned with garlic, onion and cumin.
Chicken Thigh Roulade Recipe


  • 9 chicken thighs (skinless, boneless)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk (use almond or coconut milk if following Whole30)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • salt
  • black pepper
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Total time:
50 minutes
Yield: 5 servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes


1. Place chicken thighs in batches in a large plastic bag (or between two sheets of plastic wrap) and pound with a meat mallet on both sides to make thinner. Even thickness and narrower ends will help to hold the roll together.

2. Preheat oven to 380F (190C).
3. Season one side of the chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
4. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange the chicken pieces on the prepared baking sheet to form a large rectangular (seasoned side down).
5. Drizzle with lemon juice, season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin.

6. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the egg mixture and cook the omelet for a couple of minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another minute.

7. Arrange omelet along the middle of the chicken rectangular, evenly distributing.

8. Roll up, enclosing omelet filling and using the foil to help you tighten the roll.

9. Gently twist foil on either side of the roll to create a seal.

Transfer to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.

10. Let cool, slice and serve.


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Guest July 1, 2018 7:45 PM
a wonderful recipe, easy to prepare, quick to cook and very tasty. Thank you !!!

alenatrs July 3, 2018 10:58 PM
I’m glad you like the recipe! Thanks for sharing your review!! - Alena

Chef Mireille

Guest July 1, 2018 11:40 AM
what an interesting stuffing - definitely a protein packed dish

alenatrs July 3, 2018 11:00 PM
Thank you, Chef Mireille. This chicken thighs roulade is indeed a good source of protein. - Alena

Guest June 29, 2018 4:44 PM
What an interesting approach! I love how you do it the other way around and makes this a fun-tastic chicken recipe. And it's so easy to follow too.

alenatrs July 3, 2018 11:01 PM
Thank you for your nice review! I'm glad to hear that you like the recipe! - Alena


Guest June 28, 2018 10:31 PM
This sounds yummy! It looks pretty easy to make too

alenatrs July 3, 2018 11:04 PM
Thank you, Stephanie, this chicken roulade is indeed easy to make and makes a great dinner or snack! - Alena

Jacqueline Debono

Guest June 28, 2018 4:35 PM
What a great recipe! Love the idea of chicken stuffed with omelette! I'll have to give this one a try!

alenatrs June 28, 2018 10:08 PM
Thank you, Jacqueline! Hope you'll enjoy the recipe as much as we do!


Guest June 28, 2018 2:51 PM
This sounds tasty! I've never tried rolling anything up in chicken but that might change now!

alenatrs June 28, 2018 10:14 PM
Thank you, Lisa! You should definitely try this recipe then :) - Alena


Guest June 28, 2018 12:07 PM
Chicken thighs are the BEST part. Always so flavourful and juicy. I have never made roulade before. I will have to try this recipe out.

alenatrs June 28, 2018 10:12 PM
Thank you, Gloria for stopping by. I also love the juiciness of chicken thighs. Hope you'll find time to try the recipe! - Alena

Guest June 28, 2018 8:12 AM
Lovely addition to my chicken recipes, I am definitely going to try it with coconut milk.

alenatrs June 28, 2018 8:49 AM
Thank you for stopping by, hope you'll like the chicken roulade :)


Guest June 28, 2018 1:50 AM
This recipe looks like so much fun to make! I've never tried chicken with omelet and it sounds seriously delicious.

alenatrs June 28, 2018 8:35 AM
Thank you, Anna!! Hope you'll like it! - Alena

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