There is something about these chilly evenings and the glow of the Christmas tree coming from the living room. It evokes a special "something" that is un-explainable and it makes me want to cook, bake and try new recipes. Your children will ALWAYS be your biggest critics, so when you get a thumbs up (and clean plates) across the table...you know you have a winner !
CREAMY CHEESY STUFFED CHICKEN PARMESAN
4-6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (halved & pounded down).
4 oz softened cream cheese ( I used fat free).
10 oz package frozen chopped spinach (thawed & drained).
1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese.
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs.
1 cup spaghetti sauce.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and spinach. Spread mix evenly onto thin chicken breasts and roll up chicken tightly, secure with a toothpick. Prepare 13x9 baking dish by spreading spaghetti sauce on bottom,
Beat egg in a small bowl. Mix together Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl. Dip each chicken breast in egg and then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Remove toothpicks.
Place chicken breasts seam-side down into prepared baking dish.
Bake 30 mins and VOILA !!
I topped my chicken with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and served with french-style green beans, sweet corn, and crescents....your children will be singing your praises...Spinach and all !!
" You only live once but if you do it right..once is enough" ~ Cecil Beaton