Stuffed Chicken Breast Marinara

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz

If you have large enough chicken breasts you can slit a hole in the side and stuff instead of pounding the breasts thin, also alfredo sauce may be used in place of marinara. You can prepare the cheese mixture, roll up into the chicken breasts and place into the baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours in advance, or just prepare the cheese mixture a day ahead

Top Review by StacyMD187373

Pretty easy to make and tasty too, albeit a little messy. My chicken was a mess---couldn't really get mine to roll right, but it tasted good anyway! I used this b/c I had a 1/2 cup of alfredo sauce to use up and wasn't quite sure it'd be enough for 2 for dinner. I had to make do with what I had on hand, so sorry I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta--sure that would be even more tasty--and scaled down for 2 servings. Wilted some fresh spinach in the microwave. Was nice to be able to assemble ahead of time, then just stick in the oven to cook while I'm putting my son down to sleep! I served with a side of pasta (using it to mop up some of the sauce).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients together until well blended then season with seasoned salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Divide the cheese mixture into 8 even servings.
  5. Place one breast onto a plate, then place a serving of the cheese filling on the top of the breast.
  6. Roll up jellyroll fashion, then season outside of the rolled breasts with seasoned salt and pepper.
  7. Place into the baking dish seam-side down.
  8. Repeat with the remaining seven breasts.
  9. Drizzle the marinara sauce or alfredo sauce over the rolled breasts (you will not have to cover each breast completely with the sauce).
  10. Bake for about 40-45 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle top with about 1 cup mozzarella cheese (or to taste) and return to oven until the cheese melts (about 3-4 minutes).

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