Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery

Chicken Rollantini with Spinach ala Parmigiana Recipe

SERVINGS: 8

INGREDIENTS
8 chicken breast cutlets (pounded thin)—3 oz each
½ cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
6 tablespoons egg whites/egg beaters, divided
5 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry of any liquid
6 tbsp part skim ricotta cheese
6 oz part skim mozzarella—shredded, divided
Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup marinara sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450º degrees
  2. Spray 9x13 glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Season chicken cutlets with salt & pepper
  4. In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese.
  5. Place ¼ cup egg whites in another bowl.
  6. Combine 1.5 oz mozzarella cheese with remaining grated parmesan cheese, spinach, remaining 2 tbsp egg whites, and ricotta cheese.
  7. Lay seasoned, pounded chicken cutlets on working surface and spread 2 tbsp of spinach-cheese mixtures on each.
  8. Loosely roll each cutlet, keeping the seam side down and secure with a toothpick or two.
  9. Dip the chicken rolls in egg whites, then in breadcrumb mixture and place seam-side down in greased baking dish.
  10. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  11. Lightly spray chicken rollantinis with non-stick spray.
  12. Bake 25 minutes, or until instant-read thermometer reads 165°F.
  13. Remove, top with marinara sauce and remaining shredded mozzarella cheese.
  14. Bake for 3 more minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  15. Serve with additional sauce on side and grated parmesan cheese.


NUTRITION FACTS
1 serving (~1 stuffed breast)
Total calories: 268
Total fat: 9 g
Total carbohydrates: 8 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 36 g

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