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chicken, provolone and spinach roll-up

Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

Since I live alone, I find it rather difficult/boring to cook just for one (and I hate to make a mess just to cook for myself, lol). This dish is pretty easy and fairly quick to make. I can pop an ear of corn or a sweet potato into the microwave, cook this chicken, throw together a quick salad or a bowl of fresh sliced veggies and TaDa... dinner is ready...very little mess to clean up. It's just a fun and different way to make chicken.

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken, provolone and spinach roll-up

  • 1 lg
    large boneless chicken breast, halved and flattened
  • 1 slice
    provolone cheese
  • 1 c
    baby spinach leaves
  • 3/4 c
    panko breadcrumbs (approx)
  • 1 lg
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil (approx)
  • salt and pepper to taste (i prefer garlic salt)
  • toothpicks

How To Make chicken, provolone and spinach roll-up

  • 1
    Pound the chicken breast (between two sheets of plastic wrap) and flatten to @ ¼ inch thick. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken.
  • 2
    On top of the chicken, place the cheese and then the spinach. Roll the chicken up tightly and use 1 or 2 toothpicks to secure.
  • 3
    Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. While oil is heating, prepare the chicken by rolling it in the beaten egg, then roll it in the breadcrumbs until completely covered.
  • 4
    Place the chicken in the hot oil, cover and cook on one side for 13 to 14 minutes. Turn the chicken, cover and cook another 13 to 14 minutes or until it is done and light golden brown (165 F internal temp).
  • 5
    NOTE: To make this a little healthier, this could be baked. Simply place some aluminum foil in a shallow dish (ex: pie pan); spray foil with non-stick spray, place the chicken in the pan and lightly spray the chicken with the non-stick spray and bake at 375 F for 30 to 35 minutes, turning after 15 minutes and cooking until light golden brown or internal temp is 165F.
  • 6
    Serve with your choice if side dish, salad and hot bread.