Chicken-Parmesan Bundles

103  Ratings
  • 35 min prep
  • 1 hr 5 min total
  • Makes 6 servings, 1/6 recipe (236 g) each.


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Chicken-Parmesan Bundles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (300 g) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 6 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb./675 g), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 1 egg
  • 10 Ritz Crackers, crushed (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups pasta sauce

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 375ºF.
  • Mix  cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella and 3 Tbsp. Parmesan until well blended; spread onto chicken breasts. Starting at 1 short end of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired.
  • Beat  egg in pie plate. Mix remaining Parmesan and cracker crumbs in separate pie plate. Dip chicken, 1 at a time, 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 done (170ºF), heating pasta sauce near the end of the chicken baking time. Discard toothpicks. Serve chicken topped with pasta sauce and remaining mozzarella.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadAssemble chicken bundles and place in baking dish as directed. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. When ready to serve, bake, uncovered, at 375ºF for 35 min. or until chicken is done.

Special ExtraStir chopped fresh basil and/or sliced black olives into pasta sauce before heating.

SubstituteSubstitute brick light cream cheese, shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese and 30% Less Fat Ritz Crackers.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 6 servings, 1/6 recipe (236 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 360 
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 135 mg
  • Sodium 640 mg
  • Carbohydrate 13 g
  • Dietary fibre 3 g
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 37 g
  • Vitamin A 70 %DV
  • Vitamin C 10 %DV
  • Calcium 30 %DV
  • Iron 20 %DV

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