These Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups with homemade breadcrumbs are an easy dinner recipe that your family will love! Cottage cheese, spinach, and hot sauce with ranch seasonings make for a spicy, creamy, crispy recipe that will be a family favorite in no time!
Fillet your chicken to make cutlets–I sliced mine in half. Take a meat tenderizer and flatten the chicken as much as you can. This makes it easier to roll. I place parchment paper on top of the chicken and use the flat side of the tenderizer.
In a food processor, mix together your cottage cheese and spices. Blending the cottage cheese like this makes it smooth. Add in the hot sauce and pulse again to mix it together. If you're using a blender for this step, I'd add it all together at first so the cottage cheese doesn't get stuck below the blades.
Remove blade from food processor (or put mixture in a bowl) and add cheese. Mix well.
Sprinkle a little bit of black pepper and chili pepper on top of the chicken–if you'd rather not have the extra spice, skip this step.
Place spinach leaves on top of chicken.
Place cottage cheese mixture on top of the spinach. Make it a thick layer, as you'll end up losing a bit in the cooking process.
Gently roll up your chicken. While you want these to be secure, you don't want them to be rolled too tight so the cottage cheese mixture comes out the sides. Gentle but firm is the key.
This is an optional step that I wanted to show you. Brushing something in egg helps the breadcrumbs stick. Some people like to use water or milk, but I generally use an egg to coat the chicken roll up.
It's time for the breading! I use my homemade wheat breadcrumbs, but you could use whatever you like best. To minimize the amount of filling that "escapes," I like to place these in the bowl of breadcrumbs and gently roll and sprinkle the breadcrumbs on the chicken.
Cook the chicken roll ups until the internal temperature reaches 165 ºF. If cooking in the oven, set to 350º for 20 minutes. If using an air fryer or Ninja Foodi, cook at 375º for 20 minutes.
Serve with extra hot sauce or by itself!
Rinsing cottage cheese can remove up to 50% of the sodium in it. These nutrition facts reflect the rinsed cottage cheese. There is a link in the post above about this if you'd like to read more.