Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana

Fancy name for such a tasty dish! I've made something similar to this before via Hungry Girl, but I actually might like this version better. I made this for my parents for one of their Christmas coupons (1 free home made dinner) and paired it with salad and HG Tiramisu. It was an italian night with minimal carbs= amazing! O ya, the original recipe came from here.

Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana

* 8 thin chicken cutlets, 3 oz each
* 1/2 cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (I made my own with 1-2 pieces of toast and fiber 1 cereal..added some italian bread crumbs)
*1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
* 6 tablespoons egg whites or egg beaters
* 5 oz frozen spinach, squeezed dry of any liquid
* 6 tbsp part skim ricotta cheese
* 6 oz part skim mozzarella (I used sliced Kroger brand cheese)
* olive oil non-stick spray 
* 1 cup marinara sauce
* salt and pepper to taste


1. Wash and dry cutlets, season with salt and pepper.  Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.

2. Combine breadcrumbs and 2 T. grated cheese in one bowl and 1/4 cup egg beaters or egg whites in another.

3. Shred or finely chop 1.5 oz of mozzarella cheese (I used my ninja blender) and combine with remaining grated cheese (2 T.), spinach (make sure you squeeze it dry), 2 T. egg beaters, and 6 T. ricotta cheese.

4. Lay chicken cutlets down on a working surface and spread 2 T. of spinach-cheese mixture on each cutlet. Loosely roll each one and keep seam side down.

5. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down in a baking dish (no toothpicks needed). Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, lightly spray with olive oil.

6. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven, top with sauce then cheese.

7. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 3 more minutes. Serve with additional sauce on the side and grated cheese.


Serving Size: 1 stuffed breast (makes 8 total)
Calories: 194.7
Fat: 7 g
Protein: 24.2 g
Carb: 7.2 g
Fiber: 1.5 g

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