Cheesy Chicken with Fresh Spinach

a recipe from the Food Nanny


2 Large boneless/skinless Chicken Breasts

4 Tbsp cream cheese, softened

Garlic Salt, to taste

Lemon Pepper, to taste

1 cup fresh spinach

3/4 Cup mozzarella cheese, grated.

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

2 Tbsp melted butter


Pound chicken breasts (in a plastic bag or between plastic wrap) with a mallet – as flat as they can go without tearing so you can easily roll them up.

Lay them out, “frost” each piece of chicken with  2 Tbsp of cream cheese. Sprinkle on half the mozzarella cheese. Roll up very tightly.

At this point you could wrap with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge until ready to complete the dinner, or even freeze up to a week. If frozen thaw before baking.

Place on small baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.

Mix breadcrumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over the chicken.

Bake at 350 for 35-45 mins or until the juices run clear.

Let rest 10 mins. Slice in 1 inch pieces to serve.

Food Nanny rec’ds to be served with: baked potatoes, quinoa or fettuccini noodles. Winter squash, yellow zucchini or broccoli. Salad and rolls.

serves 4   |    prep time : 25 mins    |    total time : 1 h 15 m


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