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Spinach Chicken Roll

Posted on 2014-03-30
Spinach Chicken Roll
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If you are looking for a simple fancy dinner recipe, you have to try this Spinach Chicken Roll recipe. An easy chicken dish with ricotta cheese and spinach, topped with mozzarella cheese and Marinara sauce that all of your guests will love. You can stuff chicken with anything you have, like sun-dried tomato, feta cheese, cooked ham, fresh basil or...


Yield: Makes 8 Chicken Rolls

INGREDIENTS
  • 980 g boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterfly style (about 8 pieces)
  • 9 cups chopped spinach, about 450 g
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • marinara sauce
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • vegetable oil
  • salt & black pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add spinach and garlic, and saute until just barely wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Combine the spinach mixture with ricotta cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a shallow bowl, mix the bread crumbs, oregano, turmeric powder and Parmesan cheese. Set aside. Place the beaten egg in a separate shallow bowl and set aside.

Cut the chicken breasts into 8 pieces and pound them until they are thin. Season each side with salt and black pepper.

Spinach Chicken Roll

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Oil the bottom of a large baking dish. Spread a layer of spinach cheese mixture on each piece.

Spinach Chicken Roll

Roll each one and keep seam side down.

Spinach Chicken Roll

Dip entire chicken roll first in the beaten egg and then roll in the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Place them in the baking dish, seam side down.

Spinach Chicken Roll

Bake in the oven until chicken is fully cooked through, about 25-35 minutes (cooking time depends on size of the pieces). Remove from oven, top with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Spinach Chicken Roll

Bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh basil. Serve with additional marinara sauce on the side.

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Comments

Posted by Anonymous on 2016-03-04
I used cottage cheese instead f feta worked great in a pinch...Yummy!!!!

Posted by Dieta on 2015-08-08
Wonderful recipe, very tasty and looks great. Skipped the egg/breadcrumb coating and added feta to the spinach mixture. Sprinkled some Herbes de Provence and lemon pepper on top of the chicken....our guests thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Thank you.

Posted by dulce on 2015-05-21
It sure looks good. Ill sure give it a try.

Posted by Dichel on 2015-01-26
Good

Posted by Lori on 2015-01-15
It look so good

Posted by Lori on 2014-09-18
So yummy

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