Baked Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Tried these for the first time on Saturday night and it was a big time winner! This is definitely being saved and put on the make again list! Was a lot simpler then I expected it to be as well!

I should have taken more photos of the finished product!!

Baked Stuffed Chicken Rolls

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts (8 4-ounce pieces)
  • 1 cup whole wheat Italian style bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 clove minced garlic and olive oil for sauteeing
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup beaten egg whites (I used something similar to Egg Beaters)
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • fresh basil for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prep the chicken: Cut the chicken into 8 pieces and pound the pieces until they are thin (for quick cooking) and have expanded in surface area (for more filling). Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  2. Prep the filling: Chop the spinach and saute it with the garlic and just a drizzle of olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until just barely wilted. Combine the sauteed spinach with the ricotta, Parmesan cheese, and 2-3 tablespoons of the egg whites. Place the remaining egg whites in a separate shallow bowl and set aside.
  3. Assemble the chicken: Oil the bottom of a large baking dish and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place one piece of chicken on a flat working surface. Put a spoonful of ricotta-spinach filling right in the middle and roll the chicken up so that the edges meet to form a “seam”. Dip the entire chicken roll in egg whites, and then roll it in the breadcrumbs. Place in a baking dish, seam side down. Repeat for the remaining 7 pieces of chicken. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Finishing touches: After 25 minutes, the chicken should be cooked through (white on the inside) and browned on the top. Cover the chicken with the marinara sauce and slices of fresh Mozzarella. Bake for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melting. Sprinkle with fresh basil.

Recipe: http://www.kiefertshome.com

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Grilled Chicken Bacon with Creamy Garlic Sauce Pizza

I just have to start off my saying this pizza was incredible! Although we haven’t made it recently I figured being a football Sunday and Vikings game-day it’d be the perfect post to kick off our new website!

This recipe did take a little time to make and prepare but I’d highly recommend it to really get your game-day fans excited! I’ll keep this short and get to photos and the recipe! In the future I’ll try to take more photos while preparing the recipe! 🙂

 Just check out this pizza as it's being prepared! Just check out this pizza as it’s being prepared!  Ready for the grill! Ready for the grill!  Cut it and enjoy!  Cut it and enjoy!

Grilled Chicken Bacon with Creamy Garlic Sauce Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 6 slices bacon
  • pizza dough
  • salt and pepper or creole seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup wine, beer, or chicken broth
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Line a small pan with parchment paper. Place bacon slices on parchment and cook for 10-15 minutes our until crispy.
  3. Season and grill chicken. Set aside to cool.
  4. Create sauce (see below).
  5. Spread pizza dough onto pizza pan or stone. Prick with a fork all over.
  6. Spread sauce over dough.
  7. Top with chicken, bacon, shredded colby jack and mozzarella.
  8. Grill until crust is done to your liking.

For sauce:

  1. In a skillet, melt butter and oil.
  2. Add garlic and shallot. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes stirring frequently.
  4. Add wine (or beer or broth). Stir.
  5. Add milk slowly and stir.
  6. Season to taste.
  7. Add basil.
  8. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes over medium heat.
  9. Remove from heat.

Recipe: http://www.kiefertshome.com