Do you love Chicken Parmesan? Then you will love these chicken parmesan bundles. They are easy to put together and even my picky kids ate them, with a slight modification. I eliminated the spinach from the chicken that I served the kids and told them it was like having a chicken cheese stick (since they love mozzarella sticks) and it worked! They loved it! I served them with some parmesan cous cous and some steamed veggies and it was a hit with the whole family.
You want to use really thin chicken breast for this recipe. If you have thick chicken breast, you can pound them down by placing them in between two pieces of plastic wrap and using a meat mallet. I normally like to buy the thin chicken breasts in the meat department to save on having to pound mine down.
I made my filling in two bowls. In the first, I mixed the cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, and some spinach. In the second, I mixed all the cheeses and left the spinach out. That is the modification I made for my kids so they would at least try this. It worked – they LOVED it.
Place some of your filling on the chicken breast, roll it up tightly, and secure with toothpicks.
Dip your chicken bundle in egg and then in the crushed up Ritz crackers to create a nice crust. Place seam side down in a pan that you have sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake the chicken bundles until they are cooked through. I had mine in for 30 minutes at 375˚. Once they are done, heat up some spaghetti sauce and top the chicken bundles with a bit of spaghetti sauce and some additional mozzarella cheese!
Chicken Parmesan Bundles
4 1/2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 Tbsp parmesan cheese, divided
10 Ritz crackers, crushed
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
6 small boneless, chicken breast pounded to 1/4 inch thick
1 pkg frozen, chopped, spinach. Thawed/drained.
1. Preheat oven to 375˚
2. Mix the cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese.
3. Spread evenly over the chicken breasts. Roll chicken and secure with toothpicks.
4. Beat the egg in a shallow bowl. Place the crushed Ritz crackers in another bowl.
5. Dip chicken bundles in egg and roll in the crackers. Place seam side down in a 13 x 9 baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray.
6. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove and discard the toothpicks. Serve topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese.