Healthy Chicken Parm Bundles

I love chicken parmesan; it’s one of my all time favorite dishes. When I first tried this recipe I was a little skeptical because it’s not what I would consider to be a traditional take on your typical chicken parm. The addition of spinach was throwing me off because we are definitely not a spinach eating family {ever}. Anyhow, we gave it a try and I have to say it’s surprisingly delicious. The filling mixture and the topped sauce cover up any ‘spinach’ taste {even though you can still see some green inside}. This may just be a perfect way to sneak some healthy greens into your family meal!

Healthy Chicken Parm Bundles{adapted from Kraft Recipes}Ingredients Needed:4 Ounces of Cream Cheese
10 Ounces of Well Drained Cooked Chopped Spinach
(you can use a frozen package as well, just thaw and drain well}
1 1/4 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
6 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
6 Small Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Halves {approx. 1 1/2 Pounds}
{pounded to 1/4 inch thickness}
1 Egg
10 Ritz Crackers, Crushed {approx. 1/2 Cup}
1 1/2 Cups of Your Favorite Spaghetti Sauce, Heated

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare your pounded Chicken Breasts. I prefer to use the flat side of a tenderizing mallet and place the chicken breasts between two sheets of saran wrap. You want them to be 1/4 inch thin once done.

Mix the Cream Cheese, Spinach, 1 Cup of Mozzarella and 3 Tablespoons of Parmesan until well blended.

Divide and spread the mixture onto each chicken breast.

Starting with the skinny end of each breast, roll up the chicken tightly and secure with wooden toothpicks, seam side down.

To prepare the crushed crackers, I simply place them in a ziploc and roll flat with a rolling pin. You can use a processor, but for such a small amount I find the bag is quicker and easier.

Mix the crushed cracker crumbs with the remaining parmesan. In a separate shallow dish, beat the egg.

Dip each chicken roll in the egg, then roll in the crumb mixture. Place seam side down in a sprayed baking dish.

Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove the toothpicks and serve topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella. Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. I think I will make this tonight!!!

  2. That looks really yummy!

    -heather

  3. Yum! We aren’t really big on spinach either, but I have been able to sneak it into a few pasta dishes before!

  4. Those look good!

  5. I saw these in your menu plan and have them scheduled for tonight! Can’t wait to try them! SO YUMMY!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  6. I love this recipe. When I’m short on time I buy the small container of spinach and artichoke cream cheese and add my mozzarella and Parmesan to it for the filling. It is still delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. YUM!!! that looks delicious and not too challenging for my culinary level!

  8. Looks amazing!

  9. Oh my yum!

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  10. Looks really great!

  11. Yummmm….we love fresh spinach so I am thinking I will make these tomorrow, changing it up a little not use the ritz crackers with some kind of organic cracker.

  12. Is there no end to your talents??? Oh, this looks SOOOOOO good! I am starved. When’s dinner???

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  13. hmmm . . . the filling looks soooooo good . . . I must think of a way to make this vegetarian. I know, I know . . . kind of defeats the purpose of Chicken Parm Bundles, but I’m going to give it a try anyway. :)

  14. Well, Stephanie the verdict is in….
    MY men love this recipe! We had it for dinner.
    My teenage son said he would make this when he moves out.. lol !

  15. funny… this blog just caught my eye about 1 week ago and looking through the site I saw that recipe on your menu planning :) we just had the same from the recipe you posted before last night… it was awesome and more importantly 2 & 5 year old approved!

  16. Thanks for linking up your party. I am going to check it out this Sunday!

  17. This looks so tasty! It’ll be on our menu this week for sure .

  18. These look GREAT! I love Parm chicken. I will for sure have to try this one out!

  19. Oh, that’s a good idea! I actually really love spinach, so not a problem here. I’m definitely going to give this a try. The rolled up chicken reminds me of Chicken Cordon Bleu. :) Thanks for the recipe!

    -Sarah

  20. These look so yummy…I’m going to make some soon. Chicken, spinach and Parmesan are just a win-win-win…thanks so much!

  21. Oh my gosh.. I’m dyin’ here. I’ll have you know this is a house that doesn’t cook much but you have me second guessing that!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe on SNS!
    FJ Donna

  22. This looks great! You should come link to Tuesday Tastes at Crazy Daisy sometime!
    http://www.crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  23. I tried this recipe after you posted it and it was a hit. Very yummy and it looked elegant on the plate too. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Tried it tonight… and loved it! Also, I added 3 Tbsp of Pesto to the spinach mixture, and really loved the flavor, too. That was a fun little twist. (I’m really into pesto right now for some reason. ha!) Thank you again for the recipe. Everyone in our family, and my in-laws all said how much they liked it.

    Blessings!
    -Sarah

  25. Hi.. Barb from santasgiftshoppe
    This looks so delicious! I cannot wait to try this & healthy with Spinach to boot..Great! I will let you know how our family liked it!!
    Thanks for the recipe & wonderful photos.

  26. While this looks delicious, I don’t know why the word healthy is in the title. What is the nutritional analysis of this?

        

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