Chicken Rollatini with Spinach

Don't you just feel great when something turns out better than expected? And easier even? That's how it was with this recipe, which I adapted from www.skinnytaste.com. Gina's recipes are fantastic AND healthy... the perfect combination.

Anyways, back to the chicken rollatini. This is actually a super easy dish to put together and is really an all in one - the protein from the chicken, the veggies and cheese! Yum. And it was. All you need are a few basic ingredients, most of which can be substituted by whatever you have lying around in your pantry.

The chicken is just melt-in-your-mouth tender, has the most amazing flavor and serves as a perfect meal. It's baked chicken, stuffed with spinach and cheese, rolled in breadcrumbs and topped with pomodoro sauce and more cheese. It's a dish I can guarantee your family will love and works well for hosting a crowd!

Chicken Rollatini with Spinach
8 chicken breasts, pounded thin
3 cups fresh spinach, squeezed dry
4 triangles Laughing Cow cheese
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar/mozzarella
1/2 cup seasoned italian breadcrumbs
1 cup pomodoro sauce or your favorite marinara sauce
2 small eggs, beaten
**Note: Apart from the chicken breasts, you may not end up using ALL of the rest of the ingredients, depending on how much of the filling, breadcrumbs, sauce and cheese you wish to use. 
Chop the spinach into small strands and mix with 1 cup of the cheddar/mozzarella and Laughing Cow cheese. Use a fork to break up the laughing cow cheese and make sure the mixture has equal bits of all three ingredients in all parts.
Take large pinchful of the spinach stuffing mixture and flatten it out on the chicken breasts. Loosely roll the chicken breasts.
Take the rolled chicken breasts and dunk in the eggs and coat them in the breadcrumbs. Put the crusted chicken in a baking plate, seam side down. Bake in a preheated oven of 230 C for 18 minutes.
Pull the chicken out of the oven and quickly top with the sauce and the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Place it back in the oven and bake for 5-ish minutes, or until the cheese has melted and slightly browned.
Remove from the oven and enjoy! It's great served with a side of salad, potatoes, greens, garlic bread, or even a bit of pasta. To be honest, it is delicious just by itself.

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