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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Iannelli-Rubin

Chicken Rollatini with Spinach, Ham & Cheese

I love making this family favorite! All fresh ingredients and light, this chicken rollatini gives us a great healthy go to for a simple weeknight meal.


When I am able to, I like to purchase locally raised meats to support my community and local economy. Did you realize that when you buy meats from a local farm, it helps to keep farmers self-employed and helps to keep their farms in your community? Did you know that locally raised meet is generally healthier? Knowing where your meat comes from and how it's raised leads to a healthier lifestyle. Did you know that buying local meats is more budget friendly? I encourage you to familiarize yourself with your local farmers and their practices. A great place to do this is your local Farmer's Market.


Choosing local is important to me and my family. When that's not possible I rely on the organic, free range, grass-fed, pasture raised meats at our convenient grocery store. For this recipe, I picked up 2 packages of the Farmer Focus Organic & Free Range Boneless & Skinless Chicken Breasts, a small package of Organic Fresh Baby Spinach, a small package of Organic Baby Arugula, Imported Deli Ham and Sargento Low Fat Provolone.

Rollatini are so easy to make! The chicken comes out so juicy and delicious! Easy enough to make for a weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve for guests. I like to serve this with a salad.


Serve this with a simple arugula salad or tomato salad for a complete dinner.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, butterfly, sliced in 1/2 & pounded (3 oz each) (makes 8 pieces)

  • 1 package fresh organic baby spinach

  • 4 slices of deli ham sliced in half

  • 4 slices Sargento reduced fat provolone or mozzarella, sliced in half

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese, or parmesan

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • salt & fresh pepper

  • olive oil non-stick spray


Directions

  • Wash and dry cutlets well with paper towels.

  • Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.

  • Butterfly each breast and cut in 1/2 length wise. Place each cutlet on a work surface, cover with saran wrap and gently pound to tenderize the breast. Set each cutlet aside until you have pounded all breasts.

  • Then set 4 cutlets out on your cutting board. Sprinkle with salt & pepper on each side. Lay 1/2 slice ham, 1/2 slice cheese and a handful of fresh spinach leaves to one side of the breast. Sprinkle with a pinch of parmesan.

  • Roll and place seam side down in a baking dish (use a toothpick if needed to hold the breast together). Repeat with the remaining chicken.

  • When finished, sprinkle with crumbs and spray lightly with oil.

  • Bake 25 - 30 minutes.

  • Serve immediately!


NOTES: A serving is 2 rollatini with a delicious salad on the side.

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