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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Loaded with spinach & ricotta, coated with crunchy breadcrumbs & topped with marinara & mozzarella. This Spinach Stuffed Chicken Parmesan is an amazingly delicious chicken dinner recipe your whole family will love.
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese, chicken, parmesan, spinach, stuffed
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 4-6 chicken cutlets or breasts sliced & pounded thin
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh baby spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz tomato or marinara sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Combine breadcrumbs with half the parmesan cheese in a small bowl - stir - set aside
  • In another small bowl, combine ricotta, spinach & remaining parmesan cheese - fold together with a fork until well combined.
  • Lay the chicken out on a greased baking sheet & spread approx 2 tbsp of the spinach mixture on top of each piece.
  • Roll up each piece- securing the end with a toothpick
  • Beat the egg in a shallow bowl
  • Dip each chicken roll in the egg & then in the breadcrumb mixture to coat
  • Place seam side down, back on the baking sheet & bake 25 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees
  • Remove from oven & spoon 1-2 tbsp of the tomato or marinara sauce over each chicken roll
  • Top with mozzarella cheese & return to oven for another 5-8 minutes to melt


To make in the air fryer - cut the recipe in half to accommodate the size of the air fryer. Then reduce the size of the chicken breasts - pounding very thin to reduce the cooking time. Then cook at 360 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Add the marinara and cheese - then cook another 4-6 minutes - or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees and cheese is melted.