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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Create a romantic dinner at home with elegant and easy-to-make mozzarella stuffed chicken. Your loved one will dig this delicious dish, and you'll love spending less time in the kitchen and more time with your Valentine.

Hands-on Time: 30 min.| Total Time: 50 min. | Serves: 8 | Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients:
  • 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 6 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 oz. baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Kroger™ Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • Fresh basil to garnish, chopped
Directions:
  1. Cut each chicken breast in half and pound the pieces until they are thin; set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the spinach until just wilted. Combine the spinach with the ricotta cheese, garlic and 2 tablespoons of the egg whites. Place the remaining egg whites in a separate shallow bowl; set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray the bottom of a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Place one piece of chicken on a flat work surface. Put a spoonful of ricotta filling in the middle of the chicken, then roll the chicken so the edges meet to form a seam. Dip the chicken roll in the egg whites, then roll it in the breadcrumbs. Place in baking dish, seam side down. Repeat for each piece of chicken.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Top chicken with the marinara sauce and slices of fresh mozzarella. Bake for another 3-5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with fresh basil.
  7. Serve and refrigerate leftovers.
  8. Complete your romantic meal with a side of roasted maple Brussels sprouts. Pair with sauvignon blanc.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 360, Calories from Fat 120, Total Fat 14g (22% DV), Saturated Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 115mg (38% DV), Sodium 680mg (28% DV), Carbohydrates 15g (5% DV), Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV), Sugars 3g, Protein 40g, Vitamin A 35%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 35%, Iron 10%.

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