Chicken-Parmesan Bundles

1016  Ratings
  • 35 min prep
  • 1 hr 5 min total
  • Makes 6 servings.

Think a classic chicken Parm can't be improved? Think again. The same savory crunch now yields to a cheesy, melty inside so good, you may forget the original existed.

Chicken-Parmesan Bundles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 6 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 1 egg
  • 10 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce, heated

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 one short end of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired.
  • Beat  egg in shallow dish. Mix remaining Parmesan and cracker crumbs in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumb mixture to evenly coat. Place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake  30 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. Serve chicken topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella.

Recipe Tips

Plan AheadChinet Bakeware® baking pans make perfect pans for preparing your meals and reheating any leftovers. Assemble these chicken bundles as directed in a 13x9-inch Chinet Bakeware® pan. After serving, cool any leftovers, then snap on the lid and refrigerate up to 2 days. When ready to serve, remove the lid and reheat the leftovers in the microwave. Chinet Bakeware® baking pans are versatile so you can take your dish from oven to refrigerator to microwave all in the same pan.

Better For YouSave 30 calories and 4g fat per serving by preparing with Neufchatel cheese, shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

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

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Nutrition Information

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 400 
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 130 mg
  • Sodium 820 mg
  • Carbohydrate 17 g
  • Dietary fiber 4 g
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 38 g
  • Vitamin A 140 %DV
  • Vitamin C 15 %DV
  • Calcium 40 %DV
  • Iron 15 %DV

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