Saturday, January 19, 2008

Chicken Parmesan Bundles

Prep Time:35 min
Total Time:1 hr 5 min
Makes:6 servings

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1-1/4 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
6 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% 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

PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 3 Tbsp. of the Parmesan cheese until well blended; spread evenly onto chicken breasts. Starting at one of the short ends of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired. Set aside.

BEAT egg in shallow bowl or pie plate. Mix remaining 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese and the cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowl or pie plate. Dip chicken bundles 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 cooked through (165ºF). Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. Serve topped with the spaghetti sauce and remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.


Kathy said...

I'm trying this one Wednesday night! It looks so good!

Kristen said...

this looks so yummy! I love the new design on the blog and the picture of Dad eating shrimp! Funny!

Kathy said...

I made this wednesday and EVERYONE Even friends loved it! I don't have a meat pounder so I used my big silver flashlight and put the chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and then it pounded down to 1/4" quickly. I used a full package of cream cheese and doubled the ritz crackers and then baked it on 375 for 60 minutes and I thought the chicken was perfect. i made 8 roll ups using the added cream cheese!

Kristen said...

I made this last night and they were sooo yummy. Both my kids liked it too! We had steamed broccoli on the side.

Kristen said...

making this again tonight it is yummolicious!

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