Friday, August 5, 2011

Chicken Parmesan Bundles

I got this recipe from Kraft. I'm not typically a huge spinach fan, but I loved the blend of cheeses and spinach wrapped in chicken, rolled in a Ritz and Parmesan breading, then smothered in marinara... Makes eating spinach (a SUPER good for you veggie) quite tolerable!

4 oz cream cheese, softened {I used neufchatel. Lower fat}
1 (10 oz) pkg frozen, chopped spinach, thawed, well drained {I had a can and it seemed fine...}
1 1/4 C Mozzarella cheese
6 tbsp Parmesan cheese, divided
6 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1 egg, beaten
10 Ritz crackers, crushed
1 1/2 C spaghetti sauce, heated

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cream cheese, spinach, mozzarella, and 3 tbsp Parmesan until well blended; spread onto chicken breasts. Starting at one short end of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks if desired. Set aside.

Mix remaining Parmesan and cracker crumbs in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken bundles in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. Place, seam side down. In 9x13" baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. Serve topped with spaghetti sauce and additional Mozzarella.

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