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Wednesday, October 10 2012

Think a classic chicken Parm can't be improved? Think again. The same savory crunch now yields to a cheesy, melty inside so good, you may forget the original existed.

 


 
Chicken-Parmesan Bundles
Recipe from 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
 
 
ingredients
  •  
     oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.)  PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  •  
     pkg. (10 oz.)  frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
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    1-1/4  cups  KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  •  
     Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  •  
     small  boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  •  
       egg
  •  
    10    RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
  •  
    1-1/2  cups  spaghetti sauce, heated
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directions
HEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
 
MIX cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella and 3 Tbsp. Parmesan until well blended; spread onto chicken breasts. Starting at one short end of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired.
 
BEAT egg in shallow dish. Mix remaining Parmesan and cracker crumbs in separate shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumb mixture to evenly coat. Place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
 
BAKE 30 minutes or until chicken is done (165 degrees F). Remove and discard toothpicks, if using. Serve chicken topped with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella.
 

make ahead:
Assemble chicken bundles as directed; place in single layer in covered large square Ziploc® VersaGlass Container*. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. When ready to serve, uncover and bake at 375 degrees F for 35 min. or until chicken is done. Serve as directed.
 

healthy living:
Save 30 calories and 4g fat per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, KRAFT 2% Milk ShreddedMozzarella Cheese and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.
 

special extra:
Stir chopped fresh basil and/or sliced black olives into spaghetti sauce before heating.
 
nutrition information
Per serving: (Regular Cream Cheese, Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, RITZ): Calories 400, Total Fat 21 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Trans Fat .5 g, Cholesterol 130 mg, Sodium 820 mg, Carbohydrate 17 g, Fiber 4 g, Sugars 7 g, Protein 38 g, Daily Values: Vitamin A 140%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 40%, Iron 15%.; (Neufchatel, 2% Mozzarella, Reduced Fat RITZ): Calories 370, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Trans Fat .5 g, Cholesterol 115 mg, Sodium 830 mg, Carbohydrate 17 g, Fiber 4 g, Sugars 7 g, Protein 39 g, Daily Values: Vitamin A 140%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 50%, Iron 15%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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