Chicken Parmesan Bundles

18 02 2011

This is a great variation of chicken Parmesan.  Plus you can use a bundle of spinach to get some extra veggies into your diet.  My daughter loved this dish even with the spinach.

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Start by rinsing and taking the stems off of a whole bundle of spinach.  Yes, I said a whole bundle and you will see why in the next picture.  Put all that spinach into a pan and wilt it down on medium heat, stirring so that all the spinach wilts down.

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Once it is all wilted down it will look like the picture above.  It shrinks down quite a bit and that is why you use a whole bundle of spinach.

Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup 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.

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Beat egg in shallow dish. Mix remaining Parmesan and cracker crumbs in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. Place, seam-sides down, in 13×9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.

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Bake 30 min or until chicken is done. Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. Serve topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella.

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Now that I am looking back at the pictures I totally forgot to serve with the sauce and mozzarella on top.  It was delicious with out it and it great with it.  So use your imagination in the above picture.

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Chicken Parmesan Bundles

~ 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

~ 1 bundle of spinach or 1 10 oz. package of frozen spinach, thawed and well drained

~ 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

~ 6 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

~ 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/4 inch thickness

~ 1 egg

~ 10 Ritz crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)

~ 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, heated

 

Heat oven to 3750 F. Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup 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.

Beat egg in shallow dish. Mix remaining Parmesan and cracker crumbs in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. Place, seam-sides down, in 13×9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 30 min or until chicken is done. Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. Serve topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella.

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Chicken Parmesan Bundles

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26 03 2011
What was in the baskets this week? « 4peatssake

[…] mushroom cannelloni and will post the recipe later on in the week.  You might also like to make Chicken Parmesan Bundles, Lazy Baked Greek Chicken, or Mini Florentine […]

9 07 2011
What was in those baskets on July 9th « 4peatssake

[…] that calls for a box of frozen spinach you can wilt down your bundle and use. I am a big fan of the Chicken Parmesan Bundles but also check out the Spinach Mushroom Cannelloni or the White Pizza with Spinach and […]

10 09 2011
What was in those baskets on September 10th « 4peatssake

[…] on making Mini Florentine Cups with my spinach from this week but another favorite in our house is Chicken Parmesan Bundles. If you are looking for something else try Lazy Baked Greek Chicken, Spinach Mushroom Cannelloni, […]

7 01 2012
What was in those baskets on January 7th? « 4peatssake

[…] plan on using my spinach to make Chicken Parmesan Bundles. But the Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta and Mini Florentine Cups are also great choices. Just […]

21 04 2012
What was in those baskets on April 21st « 4peatssake

[…] Chicken Parmesan Bundles […]

12 05 2012
What was in those baskets on May 12th « 4peatssake

[…] Chicken Parmesan Bundles […]

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