Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2.5 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 (4 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • Fresh basil, for topping

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls Recipe

  1. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Place egg in a second bowl. Set both aside.
  2. Chop the spinach and saute it with the garlic and just a drizzle of olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until just barely wilted. Combine the sauteed spinach with the ricotta, and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  3. Grease the bottom of a baking dish (I used a loaf pan) and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place one piece of chicken on a flat working surface. Put a spoonful of ricotta-spinach filling right in the middle and roll the chicken up so that the edges meet to form a “seam”. Dip the entire chicken roll in egg, and then roll it in the breadcrumbs. Place in a baking dish, seam side down. Repeat for the remaining 3 pieces of chicken. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. After 25 minutes, the chicken should be cooked through and browned on the top. Cover the chicken with the marinara sauce and slices of fresh Mozzarella. Bake for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melting. Sprinkle with fresh basil.

Share It To Your Friends!

Share to Facebook