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chicken-florentine-istockThis is dish was create for the senior chefs of our Saturday kids cooking class.

Here they learned an easy and healthy way to stuffed boneless chicken breast.

Crispy Chicken Florentine Roll Ups

Stuffed boneless chicken breast with cheese and spinach
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Chef Maria Cummins


  • 1 5 once package frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese Neufchâtel
  • 4 4 pounds chicken cutlets
  • 2 large eggs thoroughly whisked
  • 1 1/2 cup panko usually found in the Asian section of supermarkets, Japanese-style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely minced
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder)


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch (or similar-size 3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2. Mash spinach, cream cheese (1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and garlic powder with a fork in a medium bowl until well combined)
  • 3. Place chicken cutlets on a work surface. Sprinkle both sides with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place about 2 tablespoons of the spinach mixture in the center of each cutlet. Roll up the chicken around the filling and secure each roll-up with 2 toothpicks;
  • 4.. Fill one mixing bowl with the flour, another with the whisked eggs, and a third with the panko, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to evenly combine the panko mixture.
  • 5. Dredge each chicken roll u piece in the flour, until evenly coated, then dip in the egg mixture, and finally in the panko mixture, pressing the panko gently against the chicken to thoroughly coat.
  • 6. Place the chicken on an oven-safe rack on a sheet pan, and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through
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