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Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

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Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz each)
  • 1 box (9 oz) frozen spinach, thawed, well drained
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 12 stone-ground wheat crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Muir Glen™ organic Italian herb pasta sauce (from 25.5-oz jar)
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (1 oz)

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon basil and the garlic until blended. Spread about 1 tablespoon spinach mixture over each chicken breast; roll up tightly. If necessary, secure with toothpicks.
  • 3
    In small shallow dish, beat egg with fork until foamy. In another small shallow dish, mix cracker crumbs, 1 teaspoon basil and the pepper. Dip each chicken breast into beaten egg, then roll in crumb mixture to coat. Place seam side down in baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 20 minutes. Pour pasta sauce over chicken; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until thermometer inserted in center of chicken reads 165°F. Remove toothpicks from chicken before eating.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Another easy way to flatten chicken breasts is to place one at a time in a freezer food storage bag, not sealed, before pounding.

Nutrition Information

330 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 38g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
46%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
4g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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