With Thanksgiving behind us, I'm back in the chicken spirit with today's featured recipe for two -- Mozzarella and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups.  The creaminess from the mozzarella and the kick of garlic from the sautéed spinach make a great filling for the seasoned and seared chicken cutlets.  

I'll be serving the stuffed chicken with a side of wild rice.  I like to add a half of a cup of grape tomato halves to the wild rice to infuse a sweet taste into every bite. 

Mozzarella and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

What you'll need
4 chicken cutlets
4 slices mozzarella cheese
2 cups spinach 
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, pressed with a garlic press 
Italian style bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1 cup wild rice
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1. In a medium skillet, add garlic and 1/2 tablespoon of butter.  Let simmer for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. 
2. Stir in spinach.  Sauté for approximately 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and set aside.
3. Season one side of the chicken cutlets with Italian style bread crumbs, salt and pepper. 
4. Apply a thin layer of fresh mozzarella cheese and 1 tablespoon of sautéed spinach to each chicken cutlet. 

5. Roll each cutlet over the spinach and mozzarella.  Stick a toothpick through the chicken roll to help hold everything together. 
6. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Add stuffed chicken rolls and cover.  Cook chicken for 5 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through. 
7. Cook rice according to package directions.  Just before serving, remove rice from heat and add tomatoes. Mix well and let rest for 2 minutes. 
8. Serve and enjoy!

11/28/2011 09:04

This sounds fantastic...what a lovely meal! I could eat this everyday!:)) Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Monday!!

11/28/2011 09:07

What a pretty, and healthy meal! Thanks for sharing!! :) BUZZ!

11/28/2011 12:15

Thanks Sandra and Cookin' Cowgirl. I had a look at both of your sites, and I found so many recipes I want to try!!

01/17/2012 14:02

I'm kicking myself for not remember to buy spinach yesterday at the store. It definitely would have gotten used on this recipe tonight! Actually...if I keep looking at your pictures, I may have to make a second trip to the grocery, anyway! Looks fantastic.

01/17/2012 14:24

Aw I hate it when that happens! I've actually made these using just mozzarella before, and they are still delicious. So if you want to save yourself the trip you can always make it a Mozzarella Chicken Roll Up.

08/06/2012 12:30

This was so easy and yummy. I love these weekly menus and shopping lists. Makes everything so much easier.

08/06/2012 18:40

Thanks Lily! I'm so glad you enjoy the weekly menus. Hopefully I'll have a new one up soon!

ausan martin
07/28/2013 10:43

Can you sub swiss cheese for mozz?


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