Baked Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Hey friends! Thanks for sticking with me! This has been a very challenging start to the new school year. Lots of adjustments… two different times for cheer (elementary and middle school have different practice times), hubby has a newish job as a pilot where he is out of town a lot more, lots of new work challenges for me, etc… So not a whole lot of creative cooking, which I miss, but it is just where I am right now. Tonight everyone was going to be home, so I wanted to cook something I knew everyone would like, but maybe a twist on it… so I decided to make a kind of chicken pasta, which is always a hit.

At first I spied some ham and Swiss cheese, so I thought maybe a chicken cordon blue chicken bake (another idea for another time), but I didn’t have what I needed to make a cream sauce. But I did have marinara sauce, mozzarella, bread crumbs

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So I decided to do a Parmesan Chicken Roll-Up…

Baked Stuff Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts, pounded out very thin
1 large bag of mozzarella cheese or fresh mozzarella
1 jar of your favorite sauce
1 pound of pasta
1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350.

Pound out your chicken breasts with a mallet or pan. I place them on a plastic cutting board and cover them with plastic wrap. I find that this is a great stress relief activity. Salt and pepper all sides.

In the center of all the chicken, place your marinara and cheese. Then roll and cover with a bit of Italian bread crumbs. Then cover with more marinara and top with cheese. img_2843

Cook for about 40 minutes. Cook pasta and warm up the rest of marinara sauce. Combine and top with more Parmesan cheese. Serve with some hot buttered Italian loaf, and your family might forget that you ever left the kitchen!

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