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Caprese Chicken Roll Ups

Baked Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups with Caprese (Tomato Mozzarella Basil) Topping
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Regina

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 3-5 pieces, cut each in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • cup beaten egg whites
  • 4-6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • fresh basil for topping
  • fresh tomato as many slices as chicken roll ups

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Depending on their size you will end up with 6-10 pieces. Pound each piece with a kitchen mallet to make even thinner. Combine bread crumbs with 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese and place in a shallow bowl.
  2. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan and saute chopped spinach with garlic until just starting to wilt. Stir in ricotta, parmesan and 2 tablespoons of the egg whites. Place remaining egg whites in a shallow bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and oil the bottom of a large baking dish. Start an assembly line. Place a spoonful of the spinach filling in the middle of a chicken piece and roll up. Dip the entire chicken roll up in egg whites, then roll in the bread crumbs and place seam-side down in the baking dish. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. After 25 minutes, top each chicken roll up with tomato sauce and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Bake for 3-5 minutes until cheese just starts melting. Top with fresh tomato slices and fresh basil leaves and/or ribbons.