Monday, January 18, 2010

Chicken Parmesan Bundles.

While these are slightly time consuming, they will be well worth your efforts! They taste so good! And if you are not into spinach I think you could take the basic recipe - use some cheddar cheese and broccoli and get a very different, but probably equally delicious alternative recipe!

Chicken Parmesan Bundles

(Adapted from Kraft)

4 oz. cream cheese softened

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and well drained

1.25 cups mozzarella and garlic cheese (divided)

6 tablespoon grated parmesan (divided)

3 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness and cut in half the long way

1 egg

12 RITZ Crackers, crushed

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1.5 cups spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella and 3 tablespoons parmesan until well blended; spread onto chicken breasts. Starting at one short end of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Set aside.

Beat egg in shallow dish. In a separate bowl, mix remaining parmesan, cracker crumbs, and Italian seasoning. Dip each chicken bundle in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. Place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 30 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove, top with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes (or until spaghetti sauce is heated and mozzarella is melted.

I served these with some green beans and a piece of garlic toast. These chicken bundles would also be good place upon a bed of spaghetti!!

1 comment:

Heidi Marie said...

This looks delicious! I'm excited to try it!