Tasty Tuesday – Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

This week’s kitchen adventure is a recipe I found on Pinterest (as usual) for Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls.  I chose them, because they resembled Chicken Rollatini.

The directions were pretty straight forward.  First I gathered the ingredients:  chicken cutlets, ricotta cheese, parmigiano cheese, fresh mozzarella, marinara sauce, spinach, egg, olive oil, garlic and bread crumbs.

baked mozzarella chicken ingredients

Next I chopped the spinach and sauteed it with garlic and olive oil.

chopped spinach  saute with garlic and olive oil

When it is just wilted and smelling super yummy, take it off the heat and mix it in a bowl with a cup of ricotta, 4 tbsp. of parmigiano cheese and an egg.

sauteed spinach  ricotta cheese

egg  parmigiano cheese  filling mixed well

Once it is combined well, take a scoop of the mixture and put it on each piece of chicken and roll it closed.

stuffing the chicken

When each roll was stuffed I put it in an egg wash and then rolled it in breadcrumbs to coat it.

coat with egg wash  coat with bread crumbs

When everything was covered, they went into a baking dish.  I made sure the edges weren’t touching so that they would cook all the way through.  When the dish was full I put it into the oven at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.

ready to bake

While it was baking, I cut up the fresh mozzarella and heated up some leftover spaghetti sauce from Sunday’s lasagna.

sliced fresh mozzarella

After 25 minutes I pulled the cooked chicken from the oven and covered it with the pasta sauce and the fresh mozzarella.  Then it went back in for 3 minutes to melt the cheese.

baked chicken  ready to melt the cheese

Even though I didn’t follow the directions exactly, the finished product was really mouth watering!

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

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