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Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

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This fun recipe takes the same elements in traditional chicken parmesan and adds a fun twist in the form of a creamy spinach filling rolled up inside breaded tender chicken breasts. Bathed in your favorite marinara and baked with fresh mozzarella on top for a cheesy and delightful meal!

Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

Ingredients In Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

  • Thin chicken cutlets
  • Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Eggs
  • Frozen spinach
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Dry minced onion
  • Marinara sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

How To Make Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F, and lightly grease a 7×11-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Make the breading: combine the breadcrumbs and ¼ cup parmesan cheese in a shallow dish.
  3. Beat two eggs in a separate shallow dish.
  4. Make the filling: combine the chopped spinach, ricotta cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ¼ cup chopped fresh mozzarella, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, dry minced onion, and garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Pound the chicken cutlets thin, season them with salt and pepper, and spread about 2 tbsp of filling on each cutlet. Roll them up and dip them in the beaten egg until fully covered.
  6. Transfer to the dish with the breadcrumbs and roll them until fully covered.
  7. Transfer them to the prepared baking dish and bake for 25 mins.
  8. Remove from the oven, spoon the marinara sauce evenly on top, and place a slice of fresh mozzarella over each cutlet.
  9. Bake for an additional 3 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan Rollatini Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

Can I Prepare This Dish Ahead Of Time?

You can assemble the chicken rollatini and place them in the baking dish, cover them with plastic wrap, and refrigerate them for a few hours before baking them. If you bake them while cold, add a few minutes to the baking time.

Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 SERVINGS
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Meat mallet or rolling pin
  • 7x11-inch baking dish
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 8 thin (3 oz) chicken cutlets
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Italian style breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 5 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed as dry as possible
  • cup ricotta cheese
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella (cut into 10 slices- 8 for topping, 2 chopped for filling)
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dry minced onion
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 F, and lightly grease a 7x11-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Make the breading: combine the breadcrumbs and ¼ cup parmesan cheese in a shallow dish.
  • Beat two eggs in a separate shallow dish.
  • Make the filling: combine the chopped spinach, ricotta cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ¼ cup chopped fresh mozzarella, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, dry minced onion, and garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Pound the chicken cutlets thin, season them with salt and pepper, and spread about 2 tbsp of filling on each cutlet. Roll them up and dip them in the beaten egg until fully covered.
  • Transfer to the dish with the breadcrumbs and roll them until fully covered.
  • Place them on the prepared baking dish and bake for 25 mins.
  • Remove from the oven, spoon the marinara sauce evenly on top and place a slice of fresh mozzarella over each cutlet.
  • Bake for an additional 3 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 10mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Prevent The Chicken From Drying Out?

Make sure the oven is preheated and bake them just for 25 mins. Do not overcook the chicken cutlets.

Can I Use Fresh Spinach Instead Of Frozen?

Yes, you can. To remove as much liquid from it as possible, saute it until wilted and then squeeze it out.

What If I Don’t Have Non-Stick Cooking Spray?

You can brush the baking dish with a little olive oil.

How Do I Make Sure The Chicken Rollatini Doesn’t Unroll While Baking?

Make sure you roll them as tightly as possible and place them seam-side down on the baking dish. The egg in the filling will help seal them.

What Should I Do If I Don’t Have All The Cheeses Mentioned?

While it is customary to use ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan, you can use any melty cheese you have on hand for the filling and for topping.

How Can I Make This Dish Gluten-Free?

You need to use a gluten-free substitute for the breadcrumbs like crushed gluten-free crackers, cereal, or sugar-free cornflakes.

Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan Rollatini

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