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Italian Chicken Rolls

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield 6 servings.

Ingredients

  • 6 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped commercial roasted red pepper
  • 1/3 cup light process cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 3/4 cup crushed corn flakes cereal
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 253
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 29.7 g
  • carbohydrate 12.1 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 75 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 506 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

  2. Combine red pepper, cream cheese, and pesto in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Spread cheese mixture evenly over chicken breasts. Roll up, jellyroll fashion; secure with wooden picks.

  3. Combine crushed cereal, parsley, and paprika. Dredge chicken in cereal mixture. Place in an 11- x 7- x 1 1/2-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes; let stand 10 minutes. Remove wooden picks from chicken, and slice each roll into 6 rounds. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

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