PARMESAN CHICKEN BUNDLES
Parmesan Chicken Bundles stuffed with spinach & cheese then breaded, baked and topped with flavorful marinara sauce. Perfect Parmesan chicken dinner recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach thawed and well-drained
- 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
- 6 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese divided
- 6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves, or 12 chicken tenders, pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
- 1 egg
- 10 Ritz crackers crushed
- 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce
Preheat oven to 375. Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and 3 Tbsp of the parmesan cheese until well blended. Spread evenly onto the chicken breasts/tenders. Starting at one of the short ends of each breast/tender, roll up each chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks and 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 and then roll in crumb mixture. Place seam-sides down in a greased 9X13 baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165 F). During the last 10 minutes of baking, heat the pasta sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. Once chicken is out of the oven, remove and discard toothpicks. Serve topped with the heated sauce and the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Enjoy!