Surprise your family with these bacon-wrapped spinach-stuffed chicken breast rolls: the dinner if you want clean plates afterward. If you are looking for a tasty and easy dinner recipe, then these chicken rolls will definitely satisfy you.

FOR THE CHICKEN ROLLS – 1 cup (210 grams) ricotta cheese – ¼ cup of freshly-grated parmesan cheese – 1 cup (30 grams) of chopped fresh spinach – ½ tablespoon of onion powder – 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. – ½ teaspoons salt, or to taste – 1 large egg – 4 (544 grams) chicken breasts – 16 slices (460 grams) of bacon


FOR THE SAUCE – 2 tablespoons olive oil, – 2 crushed garlic cloves – 1½ cups (355 ml) tomato sauce – 2 tablespoons minced curly parsley, divided – ¼ teaspoons black pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground) – ½ teaspoon of salt, or to taste


In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta, parmesan, spinach, onion powder, and Italian seasoning, and mix well. Season with salt to taste. Mix in the egg. Set aside.

Step 1:

Butterfly each chicken breast. Place each chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or meat pounder, pound the chicken breasts until they are very thin and have about doubled in area.

Step 2:

Make the chicken rolls by scooping a quarter of the stuffing onto each chicken breast. Roll tightly, making sure to seal the ends.  Cover the rolls with plastic film and freeze them.

Step 3:

Wrap the rolls tightly with bacon slices. Do not let the chicken rolls thaw before cooking. Place the baking roll on a baking tray with a wire rack. Tuck the bacon ends under the rolls. While you make the roll-ups, preheat the oven to 400 ºF [205 ºC].

Step 4:

Cook for 20 minutes, or until the bacon has turned crispy and golden brown at the top. Remove the pan from the oven and rotate. Return to the oven and cook for 20 more minutes, and the internal temperature read with an instant-read thermometer reaches 165 degrees ºF [74 ºC].

Step 5:

While the chicken is in the oven, heat the olive oil in a saucepan or skillet over very low heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook covered for two minutes, or until the garlic releases its aroma. Pour the tomato sauce and half the parsley. Simmer covered for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6:

Ladle the sauce onto a large shallow dish. Place the chicken roll-ups on the sauce and serve (remember to remove the toothpicks if you used any).

Step 7:

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