Friday, May 2, 2008

Chicken Parmesan Bundles

I stole this recipe from my friend Malissa...SO yummy.
4 oz. (½ of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained (I don't use nearly this much)
1¼ cups Mozzarella Cheese, divided
6 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1½ lb.), pounded to ¼-inch thickness
1 egg
10 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about ½ cup)
1½ cups spaghetti sauce, heated
PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 3 Tbsp. of the Parmesan cheese until well blended; spread evenly onto chicken breasts. Starting at one of the short ends of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired. Set aside. BEAT egg in shallow bowl or pie plate. Mix remaining 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese and the cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowl or pie plate. Dip chicken bundles 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 cooked through (165ºF). Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. Serve topped with the spaghetti sauce and remaining ¼ cup mozzarella cheese.

1 comment:

The McKellars said...

Wow, i'm so behind! This is my next try though! Looks so dang good! And quite fancy too! Tonight we are doing the Chili's soup again though!!! I'm so excited to have one right down the street from us next month!!!