Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups

Chicken Roll Ups make for an easy and delicious dinner. This baked mozzarella chicken dish is the perfect thing to serve any night of the week. It’s full of flavor, with plenty of cheese!

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups

Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups are the perfect mix of Italian and bake chicken. Lots of cheese, spinach, and marinara sauce baked together with chicken breast. Yum!

What’s better than incredibly tasty Italian food made at home? Incredibly tasty Italian food made at home that also happens to be semi-healthy! These Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups will change your life.

Okay, I’m not going to go so far as to say this recipe is healthy…because I like my cheese and I refuse to live without it. But it is definitely lightened up a bit to make it semi-healthy. And that’s good enough for me! Compare this baked chicken recipe to say, Chicken Parmesan. It’s got all the same great flavors, but for a lot less calories.

I just love these little mozzarella chicken roll ups, filled with spinach and ricotta, and topped with marinara and mozzarella. It’s such an easy chicken recipe, and it’s still so delicious. You’ll want to eat these up all by themselves, but you could also serve it with veggies, rice, or (better yet) some pasta.

Make these melt-in-your-mouth delicious Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups. It’s an easy chicken recipe that you can serve any night of the week!

 

Baked chicken roll ups cooked in marinara sauce

Baked Mozzarella Chicken

Baked Mozzarella Chicken

I just love these Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups. They’re delicious straight out of the oven, AND they make great leftovers. I made this recipe yesterday, and then finished off the extras for dinner tonight. There’s nothing better than an easy meal that you can save to eat again and again. This baked mozzarella chicken is a must try. I like this dish served with a bit of rice, and you should definitely add this homemade garlic bread along with it!

Baked chicken breast topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Up on a plate

How to Make Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups are the kind of meal your family will request again and again. My picky father-in-law even threw it a couple of compliments! It’s cheesy, it’s flavorful, and it’s oh-so-good. The chicken is stuffed with sauteed spinach and ricotta cheese, rolled up to seal all the goodness in, and then topped with marinara, fresh mozzarella, and chopped basil. All of my favorite flavors have come to dinner!

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half (making 8 pieces of chicken total), and pound them into thin pieces.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese in a small mixing bowl & set aside.
  3. Chop up the spinach and saute it with garlic with 2-3 minutes (just until it starts to wilt).
  4. Combine spinach with ricotta, parmesan, and egg whites, then place the rest of the egg whites in a separate bowl.
  5. To make the chicken roll ups: spoon the ricotta spinach filling into each piece of chicken, and roll them up. Then dip each roll into the egg whites and then the breadcrumbs.
  6. Place the chicken in a baking dish, and pour the marinara sauce into the dish around the chicken.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes at 450°F.
  8. After 25 minutes, pour the rest of the marinara sauce over the chicken, and place a slice of mozzarella on top of each roll up.
  9. Bake for another 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese, then add some basil before serving.

These baked mozzarella chicken roll ups are so easy! They are just perfect on their own, or you can serve them along with rice, veggies, or pasta.

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Baked Chicken Recipes

Baked chicken recipes are my favorite! They’re delicious, they’re versatile, and they’re so easy to make. I have tons of easy chicken recipes here on the site, and baked is usually my favorite. These Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups fit right in! Here are a few favorite recipes to try, or check out our full Baked Chicken Guide.

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Baking pan filled with chicken roll ups, covered in marinara sauce

These Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups just made it to the top of my favorites list! Right up there with this Avocado Salmon and this Mediterranean Chicken.

Watch the Video and See the recipe card for details on how to make Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups. Enjoy!

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Chicken Roll Ups make for an easy and delicious dinner. This baked mozzarella chicken dish is the perfect thing to serve any night of the week. It's full of flavor, with plenty of cheese!
Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Chicken Roll Ups make for an easy and delicious dinner. This baked mozzarella chicken dish is the perfect thing to serve any night of the week. It's full of flavor, with plenty of cheese!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken rollups, Italian Chicken, mozzarella chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 4 large skinless/boneless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise (makes 8 thin pieces of chicken)
  • 1 cup whole wheat Italian style bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach I like "Organic Girl" brand!
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup egg whites I buy them in a carton, "pure egg whites"
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese thinly sliced into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
  • fresh basil for topping sliced
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken into 8 pieces (cut each large breast length-wise) and pound the pieces until they are thin and as wide as possible. About 1/3 inch thick.
  2. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  3. Chop the spinach and saute it on medium with the garlic and the olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until just barely wilted.
  4. Combine the sauteed spinach with the ricotta, the rest of the Parmesan cheese, and 3 tablespoons of the egg whites. Place the remaining egg whites in a separate shallow bowl and set aside.
  5. Make your rollups!: spray the bottom of a large baking dish and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place one piece of chicken on a flat working surface. Put a spoonful of ricotta-spinach filling right in the middle and roll the chicken up so that the edges meet to form a "seam". Dip the entire chicken roll in egg whites, and then roll it in the breadcrumbs.
  6. Place in a baking dish, seam side down. Repeat for the remaining 7 pieces of chicken. Don't place the chicken too close together, to allow the breadcrumbs to crisp.
  7. Pour 1 cup of the marinara sauce around the chicken breasts, not on top.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. After 25 minutes, the chicken should be cooked through (white on the inside) and browned on the top. Remove from the oven and cover the chicken with the remaining marinara sauce.
  10. Place a slice of mozzarella on top of each chicken breast
  11. Bake for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melting. (I also broiled the dish for about 3 minutes (watch closely not to burn!) to make the cheese extra melty)
  12. Sprinkle with fresh basil.
  13. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Mozzarella Chicken Roll Ups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 627mg 26%
Potassium 409mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 41.8%
Vitamin C 11.6%
Calcium 19.1%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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dishofdailylife
Oh I am definitely trying these! They look amazing! Pinning them right now!
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Holy cow do these look good! Will be adding to my weekly menu!
    becky gall hardin
    thanks so much!! hope you love them :)
      Eileen Matson
      I made this for my son, and he loved it. That is a teenager score! I will put this in the recipe box!
Mary Ellen
I am going to be making these very soon! They look amazing and love all of those flavors!
jodie
These look great! Can't wait to try!
Jen
My stomach is growling over her - this looks delicious! I also love how attentive Scout is whenever you are cooking!
Shelby
Love mozzarella and this dish looks delicious!
Keyko
I made this recipe tonight. Mine was nearly as pretty as yours - but it tasted wonderful! A definite keeper!
    becky gall hardin
    i'm SO glad you loved it!!! thank you so much for letting me know!! (and i'm sure it was very pretty) :)
Amy M
So glad I signed up for your email updates. This recipe has great flavor with fresh ingredients. It's a keeper!
NikkiJ
What marinara sauce do you use?
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Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work.
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