Baked Chicken Parm

Bread Crumbs Spinach Pounded Chicekn

Ricotta, Parm and Spinach Filling

Pre-cooked chicken Pre-Oven Baked Chicken Parm Baked Chicken Parm

Hello Friends and long time no foodie Friday! No, my absence doesn’t mean I have been without meals! 😉

Today, I bring you Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls. I can in no way, shape or form claim the recipe as it came to me via the wonderful world of Pinterest!

I was scrolling through one day when I came upon a post from Pinch of Yum…after looking through her site, I stumbled upon these, made them almost instantly (after collecting the necessary ingredients) and my other half’s friends died of satisfaction. So, big thank you to Pinch of Yum!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 c. Bread Crumbs
  • 6 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
  • 5 oz. Spinach
  • 1 clove minced Garlic
  • Olive Oil for sauteing
  • 0.5 c. Ricotta Cheese
  • 0.333 c. Egg Whites
  • 3 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 c. Marinara Sauce

Instructions:

  1. Cut chicken into 8 pieces and pound the pieces until they are thin and have expanded in surface area (you’ll be filling them…).
  2. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  3. Chop spinach and saute it with the garlic and just a drizzle of olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until just barely wilted.
  4. Combine spinach mix with ricotta, Parmesan cheese, and 2-3 tablespoons of egg whites. Place remaining egg whites in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  5. Oil the bottom of a large baking dish 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”. [Note: We really struggled to get this to work correctly…but we did our best! 🙂 ]
  6. Dip the entire chicken roll in egg whites, and then roll it in breadcrumbs. Place in a baking dish, seam side down.
  7. Repeat for the remaining 7 pieces of chicken. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. After 25 minutes, the chicken should be cooked through (white on the inside) and browned on the top [keep an eye on this, our chicken took almost 30 minutes].
  9. Cover the chicken with the marinara sauce and slices of fresh Mozzarella. Bake for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melting.

For full notes and recipe details, head over to Pinch of Yum!

Bon Appétit!