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Grilled zucchini, chicken and goat cheese roll-ups on a white plate.

Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups with Chicken and Goat Cheese

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Zucchini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Lisa Marie Todd


  • 2 medium-sized zucchini sliced lengthwise into 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 pound of chicken breast tenders

Marinade for Chicken and Zucchini

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Goat Cheese Spread

  • 4 oz goat cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, oregano, thyme, garlic mix well. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Add the salt and pepper and adjust to taste if desired.

  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Lay the sliced zucchini on a sheet pan and lightly brush both sides with the quick marinade.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the zucchini for 2 - 3 minutes on each side. You want light brown grill marks on the slices. Remove from pan and set aside.

  4. Lay the chicken breast tender on the sheet pan. Lightly sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper then brush with remaining marinade.
  5. Place the chicken on the same grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken for 4 - 5 minutes on each side. Cook time will depend on the thickness of the tenders. You can also slightly flatten the tenders to create an even thickness.
  6. Remove chicken from pan and place on a cutting board to cool slightly. Cut into small bite-sized pieces.
  7. Line the sheet pan with fresh parchment paper and place the grilled zucchini slices on the pan. Spread a small amount of the softened goat cheese mixture on each slice. Then place a cube of chicken close to one end of each zucchini slice. Slowly roll the everything together then insert a toothpick into the roll-up. This will prevent it from opening up.
  8. Place roll-ups on a platter and serve.