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Baked Mozzarella Craven Rolls

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Baked Mozzarella Craven Rolls: easy, delicious, and admirable with beginning basil and a adorable amazon sauce. This meal has summer banquet accounting all over it.

So, my sister. Bethink her? Anticipate scones and fruit pizza.

She gets all the acclaim for this recipe. Well, no. The admirable Gina from Skinny Taste gets aboriginal and foremost credit, with atonement acknowledgment activity to Pinterest for putting the compound in advanced of my sister’s friend’s mom’s face who again printed it and gave it to my sister.

But my sister gets accessory acclaim because she’s the one who alien me to this abundantly easy, healthy, and absolutely attractive compound idea. And ultimately I assumption I will booty the acclaim for bistro seven of the craven rolls.


Spinach in a clear mixing bowl.

Kristin (ma sista) fabricated this while we were up at the berth a few weeks ago and it was a hit afore it alike fabricated its way to our plates. She came rounding the bend captivation a colossal pan of broiled advantage and aloof one attending at all that chicken, cheese, sauce, and beginning basil was abundant to accomplish us all abatement in love/grab at the craven with our easily while still in the pan/fight for the abominable strings on top. Ahem.

Bjork abnormally admired this down-home broiled craven dinner. So abundant so that I had a abrupt base sometimes-vegetarian wife moment area I accomplished that his archetypal banquet book as of backward consists of lentil burgers and squash curry and the casual basin of cereal. I said to myself: Lindsay, you charge to augment this man crispy, cheese-soaked arch chicken. Like, yesterday.

Spinach in a skillet.

But abhorrence not, veg lovers! Alike admitting this is broiled craven paradise, anniversary craven allotment is absolutely blimp with my actual own admired ability veggie: spinach. Actual aerial babyish spinach, chopped and aloof actual agilely angled with some garlic and olive oil, aloof to accomplish ya feel blooming and blessed on the inside. And if you must, a little cheese and aliment crumbs and booze and added broiled cheese forth with that will be accepted.

My mom would alarm this compound “putzy” and it is, in fact, putzy. You accept accord anniversary allotment of craven some appropriate TLC and your easily will be a complete animal raw-chicken adversity by the time it’s all said and done. But the adjustment = your dinner, which is a adorableness queen featuring absurd textures and summer’s actual best colors. And your ancestors will anticipate you are some affectionate of comestible genius, because, in reality, you are.

Aww yeah you are.

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls in a white baking dish.

So here’s how things happen. You aboriginal cycle that appearance with a little ricotta and Parmesan cheese central a allotment of chicken. Authority on to it account it ability try to blooper abroad from ya or the appearance ability appear cheating out the edges. Appear on, now. Accomplish to not accident any of that yummy, buttery filling. Cycle the accomplished affair in egg whites and acclimatized accomplished aureate aliment crumbs. I will not accelerate the aliment badge if you use white aliment crumbs, but balloon bloom allowances – the accomplished aureate crumbs accept a affluent amber blush that makes the accomplished affair pop. Account it.

At this point you’re activity to ask: am I accomplishing this right? If you’re authoritative a absolute mess, again yes.

Arrange all 8 of the craven pieces in a accustomed sized pan. If I was authoritative this for a absolute family, I’d accept put the added three in the abandon of this little pan. But I was affable for a aliment blog and got all awe-inspiring about axis a few pieces sideways. #psycho

Hey! They’re cute! And you’re a mess. Go ablution your hands.

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls in a white baking dish.

While the craven bakes, cut a few slices of beginning Mozzarella. Fresh, peeps. I beggarly the being that’s authentic white, awash in big hunks, absolutely balmy and delicious, and melts like a dream.

If you don’t eat a few added pieces of cheese during this footfall you are a not human.

Mozzarella and basil on a cutting board.

Ding! Chicken’s done. Top it with booze and cheese and cook it to accord it the final acme of Mozzarella glory.

Final step: beginning basil.

Layer the leaves, cycle them up into a bound bundle, and cut attenuate slices at a vertical camber to accomplish “ribbons.” Baptize the ribbons over the accomplished pan of melty, cheesy, broiled Mozzarella craven rolls and watch the blush affair appear appropriate in advanced of your eyes.

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls in a white baking dish.

The beginning basil, the amazon sauce, the buttery appearance beginning out of the seams, the Italian assemble smells that will waft out of your accessible windows and accomplish your neighbors admiration if they can appear for dinner, AND the blessed diet stats? It’s all there.

Would addition amuse beat me with some affectionate of acquaintance tomatoes fabricated into acquaintance sauce, because how amazing would that be?

I anticipate I appetite a garden.

Basil on cutting board next to chicken rolls in a white baking dish.


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Baked Mozzarella Craven Rolls


This compound for Broiled Mozzarella Craven Rolls is easy, delicious, and beautiful!


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless craven breasts (8 4-ounce pieces)
  • 1 cup accomplished aureate Italian appearance aliment crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 5 ounces beginning babyish spinach
  • 1 abysm minced garlic and olive oil for sauteeing
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup baffled egg whites (I acclimated article agnate to Egg Beaters)
  • 3 ounces beginning mozzarella cheese, agilely sliced
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • fresh basil for topping


  1. Prep the chicken: Cut the craven into 8 pieces and batter the pieces until they are attenuate (for quick cooking) and accept broadcast in apparent breadth (for added filling). Abode the breadcrumbs in a bank basin with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  2. Prep the filling: Chop the appearance and saute it with the garlic and aloof a dribble of olive oil for 2-3 account or until aloof almost wilted. Amalgamate the sauteed appearance with the ricotta, Parmesan cheese, and 2-3 tablespoons of the egg whites. Abode the actual egg whites in a abstracted bank basin and set aside.
  3. Assemble the chicken: Oil the basal of a ample baking bowl and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Abode one allotment of craven on a collapsed alive surface. Put a dosage of ricotta-spinach bushing appropriate in the average and cycle the craven up so that the edges accommodated to anatomy a “seam”. Dip the absolute craven cycle in egg whites, and again cycle it in the breadcrumbs. Abode in a baking dish, bond ancillary down. Echo for the actual 7 pieces of chicken. Broil for 25 minutes.
  4. Finishing touches: Afterwards 25 minutes, the craven should be adapted through (white on the inside) and browned on the top. Awning the craven with the marinara booze and slices of beginning Mozzarella. Broil for addition 3-5 account or until cheese is melting. Baptize with beginning basil.


Don’t try to charge all the pieces too abutting calm because if the abandon are affecting anniversary other, they won’t get crispy. Abrogation a little amplitude amid anniversary allotment allows the breadcrumbs to bake, brown, and crispify perfectly. 🙂

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian-Inspired

Keywords: craven rolls, mozzarella craven rolls, broiled craven rolls

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh my, makes me appetite to accept this for lunch! Alike though, I aloof had appearance and feta blimp craven for 2 canicule in a row 🙂 Oh well! I will accomplish this compound this anniversary for sure! Acknowledgment for the idea! 🙂

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          Nancy Gibson

          A Absolutist Bloom would be nice on the side. I’m activity to accomplish this tonight. I anticipate I will mix basil and babyish appearance in the stuffing. Amazon Basil sauce. You can’t get abundant beginning basil. I accept so abundant of it growing on my deck….love it.

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    Oh what abundant summer flavours! And sometimes it’s acceptable to get a bit blowzy in the kitchen 😉

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    I, too, am accusable of alone agriculture my bedmate vegetarian dishes! I brought home a pork buzz (to accomplish your admirable atramentous bean & adobo pork buzz again), and he was all “ooooh! what’s that in the fridge?!” Like a little kid aflame about candy. And again I accomplished that I’ve been depriving him of meat. Conceivably he’d adulation this mozzarella chicken? 🙂

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        I fabricated the compound and it was fabulous, about I’ve never been actual acceptable at rolling up blimp food. So the abutting time I fabricated it I deconstructed (no capacity or rolling up) and didn’t accept ricotta. But it was faster, easier and as wonderful.

        I took bedfast banty breast and biconcave in egg and crumbs, again put in anointed baking pan, which I adapted for ten minutes, again addled anniversary piece. Afore I put aback in oven, I put about a T of booze on anniversary piece, again mozzarella, again brindled over adapted spinach/garlic and adapted for addition 10 minutes. Agitating aftertaste and actual moist.

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    My bedmate and I went veg about six months ago but I consistently bluff with craven and he consistently cheats with bacon. These attending so appealing and textureful (totally a word) but I’m not abiding I could handle the “putzy-ness”! Here’s to acquisitive I can acquisition a way to acceleration up the process!

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    I’m accusable of depriving my bedmate of meat as well! He grew up bistro it appealing abundant everyday…multiple times a day…then the poor man affiliated me. I absolutely don’t accumulate cafeteria meat about for him to accomplish a sandwich, and the majority of the commons I accomplish are meat-less. I’ve gotten bigger about alleviative him afresh though. I’m abiding he’d adulation these!

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    Bree T

    Wow, that looks wonderful!

    I’ve been activity the aforementioned about my garden, but again I apprehend how little time I accept to address to said garden (I almost accept abundant time to baptize my flowers these days)… I went with a CSA instead. All of that aperitive fresh-picked goodness, by a bounded farm. Progress!

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    This is the affectionate of bowl I would accomplish back my family’s annoyed of the ‘stranger’ foods I allotment with them. It’s absolute comfort, balmy fuzzies and huge flavor. And now I’m hungry. Abounding acknowledgment to Gina/Pinterest/sister’s friend’s mom and sister for accepting this in advanced of you!

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    Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Ooooh – yum!! This looks so beginning and simple to accomplish – acknowledgment to your sister for accepting you to accomplish this 🙂

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    I’ve fabricated article similar, but with eggplant instead of the chicken. Put cheese and basil on ANNIHILATION and I’ll eat it. It looks amazing.

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    Ann @ PersnicketyBiscuit

    Oh my advantage – these attending so good! I don’t accept acquaintance tomatoes, but I’ve got lots of basil in the garden 🙂

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        OH GOD!!. this goulash was amazing,my bedmate admired it. This is activity to be our approved dinners. Thanks.