Stuffed Chicken Parmesan made from chicken breasts full of spinach and cheese, coated in ritz crackers and topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese will definitely be a family favorite!
A variation of a classic favorite!
You guys know that we LOVE chicken! It’s our favorite meat and one that the entire family loves, so I’m always trying out new chicken dinner recipes for the crew. This recipe is a variation of a classic favorite—chicken parmigiana! Except this one is stuffed with spinach and cheese. SO good!
Most of my family members love stuffed chicken parmesan—I say most because a few of the kids were concerned that there was some “green stuff” (spinach) in their chicken and it kinda freaked them out. 😉 Fortunately, the hubby and I loved it so much that we’ve had it twice in the last month.
With chicken stuffed with cheese and spinach, covered in cracker crumbs, and all topped off with your favorite pasta sauce, you really can’t go wrong!
Easier than it looks
Although these bundles are really impressive looking, they’re plenty easy to make!
FILLING. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, spinach, 3 TB of Parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of the Mozzarella Cheese. Mix well and set aside.
BREADING. Place cracker crumbs and the rest of the grated Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish and the beaten egg in a bowl. Set aside.
FILL & ROLL. Spread cheese and spinach mixture onto chicken breast and roll up chicken tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Roll chicken bundle in egg and then in crumbs and cheese dish and evenly coat.
BAKE & SERVE. Place chicken seam down in a greased 9×13 dish. Spray with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes. Remove toothpick before serving and top with warm pasta sauce and remainder Mozzarella cheese. ENJOY!
Tip: Return to the oven after topping with mozzarella cheese for a couple minutes until the cheese is nice and melty.
Other cooking methods + Storing
Air fryer. You can cook your chicken parm roll ups in the air fryer, however, the air fryer basket isn’t very large and you’ll have to fry the chicken in batches. Line the bottom of the basket with foil to keep any of the filling from dripping out.
Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spray the foil and place the chicken in a single layer in the basket. Make sure the chicken is not touching. Fry for 12 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Add sauce and cheese and fry for 3-4 minutes longer. Enjoy!
Leftovers. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.
Can I freeze stuffed chicken parmesan? You can definitely freeze the bundles to use later. Follow the recipe directions to assemble the chicken bundles. You can either freeze them raw or bake them first. In either case, place the bundles in a freezer safe 9×13 baking dish.
If you are pre baking them, bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool. Cover the raw or baked chicken with plastic. Pour your favorite sauce into a separate freezer safe bag. Place bag in the baking dish on top of the plastic wrap. Wrap the entire pan with aluminum foil. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.
To reheat: When you’re ready, thaw in the fridge. Remove the sauce bag and all the wrappings. If raw bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
If it was previously baked, you only need to bake long enough to heat the chicken; about 15-20 minutes. Add sauce and cheese, bake for 5 more minutes or until sauce is warm and cheese has melted.
We loved this so much it’s definitely going into the regular meal rotation!!
This dish is great served with:
More chicken ParMesan:
Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Recipe
- 6 thin chicken breasts (you can pound it down if they're a little thicker)
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 10 oz spinach frozen, thawed and drained, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
- 6 tbsp parmesan cheese grated, divided
- 1 egg beaten
- 10 RITZ Crackers crushed
- pasta sauce (your favorite, warmed up)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, spinach, 3 TB of Parmesan cheese,and 1 cup of the Mozzarella Cheese. Mix well and set aside.
- Place cracker crumbs and the rest of the grated Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish and the beaten egg in a bowl. Set aside.
- Spread cheese and spinach mixture onto chicken breast and roll up chicken tightly. Secure with a toothpick.
- Roll chicken bundle in egg and then in crumbs and cheese dish and evenly coat.
- Place chicken seam down in a greased 9x13 dish. Spray with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes. Remove toothpick before serving and top with warm pasta sauce and remainder Mozzarella cheese. ENJOY!
Recipe from Kraft Foods.