Monday, March 8, 2010

Spinach Chicken Roll-Ups

I've been making these for my family for quite some time. Everyone loves them and they don't even complain about all the spinach I stuff in them :) I sometimes change them up a little, adding thin slices of Prosciutto over the spinach. With or without they are a favorite.



 6 (3-ounce) chicken cutlets, pounded to evenly flatten

Salt and black pepper

6 paper-thin slices prosciutto

1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tbsp butter

6 slices of Provolone cheese

1 small jar of pasta sauce

1/2 c Italian dressing ( I used bottled)

After you pound those cutlets place chicken flat on your work surface. Sprinkle chicken with dressing and salt and pepper. Lay 1 slice of prosciutto atop each chicken cutlet. Squeeze the frozen spinach to remove the excess water. Season the spinach with salt and pepper. Arrange an even, thin layer of spinach on top of the prosciutto slices. Add a slice of cheese over each. Beginning at the short tapered end, roll up each chicken cutlet like a jellyroll. Secure with a toothpick ( I used 3 toothpicks). Heat the  2 tablespoons of oil and 1 tbsp of butter in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook just until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side - until it's golden and sauteed all over. Place chicken in baking dish and pour sauce over all of them. Cover with foil and bake at 350ยบ for about 15 minutes or until done. Remember to remove toothpicks from the chicken before eating. Duh, I know but I'm just reminding you. And don't forget to add more cheese and spinach to top and throw them in the oven to melt cheese. So good! 


7 comments:

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oooo, this sounds yummy!!

Kristen said...

Looks divine!!! I'll have to try this one too-I'm finding all kinds of good stuff! Hope you'll come by my blog to see mine!!

Brenda said...

That looks really yummy!

Elizabeth said...

This looks really good, and easy for a weeknight meal. Can't wait to try it!

Tiffanee said...

This sounds really delicious. I am going to be trying it out.

Olivia said...

Those look so gourmet! And yummy!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Fancy, shmancy!! Looks good though.