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Chicken Rollatini with Ham Cheese and Spinach

Chicken Rollatini with Ham Cheese and Spinach by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Chicken Rollatini with Ham, Cheese and Spinach is made with skinless chicken cutlets lightly coated in olive oil and breadcrumbs, then stuffed with ham, cheese, and fresh spinach and rolled into a rollatini!  Then baked until golden brown for a hearty, healthy chicken dinner! 

I haven’t made my usual chicken rollatini in a while and everyone has been craving for them lately.  Chicken Rollatini with Ham, Cheese and Spinach is a classic dish and pairs well with our moms best mashed potato pie, or with our oven steak fries. 

 

 

 

 

So I decided to make a different chicken rollatini.  I used Havarti cheese deli slices and all natural cured ham as part of my stuffing. 

Havarti cheese is a soft cheese, and for me the taste is like a cross between a Swiss and mozzarella cheese.  It melts very nicely and has a delicious flavor that works perfectly with my recipe.

I love the taste of it and since I didn’t have any mozzarella, I used it to replace the mozzarella.  Fresh spinach is always in my vegetable drawer, and thought to add some healthy greens as well. 

Why not?  It’s always a plus to add some in!

Also, these chicken cutlets were pretty large in size, so I felt one rollatini per person was enough.  With this recipe, you can make as many servings you need.  You can easily make these chicken rollatini within minutes!

 

 

 
 
 

 

My Chicken Rollatini with Ham Cheese and Spinach always turns out juicy and tender.  

This chicken dish is so delicious!  And so easy.  It’s a pleasure making dinner a little less stressful and more enjoyable.  All you really need is a green salad to go with it, a bottle of white wine and dinner is done!

Enjoy!!

 

Cook’s Notes and Tips:  

  • You can use Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in this recipe. But keep mind you will need to season the chicken with some salt and pepper to taste.  

  • You can also use panko bread crumbs with this recipe for a little extra crunch.

  • When making our bread crumb mixture, I  prefer to use grated Pecorino-Romano cheese in my the mixture.  Pecorino Romano cheese is a saltier cheese than Parmesan cheese and adds more flavor to the breadcrumbs and to the chicken. 

  • If you use grated Pecorino cheese, then there is no need to season the chicken cutlets with any salt!

 

 

 *You can follow along with our step-by-step instructions, or jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card!

Ingredients for Chicken Rollatini with Ham Cheese and Spinach:

To make our chicken rollatini with ham cheese and spinach, you will need:

  • 4 large skinless, thin chicken cutlets

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

  • 4 slices of Havarti Cheese

  • 4 slices maple cured Ham

  • 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 1 tsp. dried parsley

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • olive oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Rinse and drain chicken cutlets.
Lightly pound chicken between 2 sheets of wax paper, then season with some salt and pepper.

Use 3 bowls or 3 Breading Trays  (as in photo) to work with, as shown below.  In one tray, pour the olive oil.  In the other tray, combine breadcrumbs with grated Pecorino-Romano cheese and dried parsley.

Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray and set aside.

 

Dip each cutlet into the olive oil first, allow excess oil to drip back into the tray.  Then dip into the breadcrumbs mixture and coat both sides.

Place each breaded cutlet onto the prepared baking sheet and set them side by side.

Place one slice of cheese on top of each chicken, then a slice of ham followed by a small handful of fresh spinach on top.

 

 

Roll each cutlet and set them down with seam side down.  Lightly spray on top with olive oil.

 

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on oven.  Remove and transfer to a serving platter and serve.

Serves 4

 

 

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Yield: 4

Chicken Rollatini with Ham Cheese and Spinach

Chicken Rollatini with Ham Cheese and Spinach

Chicken Rollatini are skinless chicken cutlets lightly coated in olive oil and breadcrumbs, stuffed with ham, cheese, and fresh spinach. Then baked until golden brown. So yummy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large skinless, thin chicken cutlets
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 4 slices of Havarti Cheese
  • 4 slices maple cured Ham
  • 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Rinse and drain chicken cutlets.
  3. Lightly pound chicken between 2 sheets of wax paper, then season with some salt and pepper.
  4. Use 3 bowls or 3 Breading Trays (as in photo) to work with, as shown below. In one tray, pour the olive oil. In the other tray, combine breadcrumbs with grated pecorino cheese and dried parsley.
  5. Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray and set aside.
  6. Dip each cutlet into the olive oil first, allow excess oil to drip back into the tray. Then dip into the breadcrumbs mixture and coat both sides.
  7. Place each breaded cutlet onto the prepared baking sheet and set them side by side.
  8. Place one slice of cheese on top of each chicken, then a slice of ham followed by a small handful of fresh spinach on top.
  9. Roll each cutlet and set them down with seam side down. Lightly spray on top with olive oil.
  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on oven. Remove and transfer to a serving platter and serve.
  11. Serves 4

Notes

Chicken Rollatini can be reheated for 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave, or in the oven preheated at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by!                                  

xo Anna and Liz

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    erica
    February 5, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    can you make these in advance? Like 24 hours before? and then pop them in the oven before dinner?

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      February 5, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Yes Erica, ….Absolutely you can! Prep them, and wrap them tightly with clear wrap and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake them. You may need a few minutes more when baking them, but keep an eye on them.

  • Reply
    Susan
    February 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for the reminder post! I’m pinning these so I remember to try them soon 🙂

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      February 22, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Thank you for your support and friendship Susan!:)

  • Reply
    Sharon
    August 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Would it be better to close with a wood pick or is cheese enough to hold together? Based on your experience, can these be put together morning and baked in afternoon or night before, then baked? Trying to find easier way to bake 14. Baked partially the day before?

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 30, 2017 at 11:43 am

      You can close them with a wood pick. And yes, you can prepare them in the morning, cover and refrigerate, then bake them in the afternoon or evening. I prefer (and think it’s best) to bake them the day before and reheat them the next day. Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

      • Reply
        Sharon
        August 31, 2017 at 9:51 am

        Great, my preference for 14 would be baking day before. Any suggestions on reheating? Love your site. Thanks for info.

  • Reply
    Sandra
    February 22, 2017 at 6:41 am

    This looks simply wonderful and I^m sure it tastes even more so. A great dish to prepare for visitors as it's so visually attractive! A keeper for sure!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      February 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you Sandra!! These rollatinis are impressive and most definitely scrumptious- your guests will love them – Have a great week!

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Oh my, this looks very impressive and easy to do. I love visiting your site from time to time to get ideas for dinner. Thank you both for inspiring me to cook meals for my family of 5!
    Katherine G.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      February 15, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Thank you Katherine! It's so nice to meet you and welcome to our blog! Thank you for lovely comment.
      Xo have a good day!

  • Reply
    Barbara Bakes
    July 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I'm going to have to try this soon. I know my family would love it.

  • Reply
    Val
    July 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Wow – these look so impressive. Perfect to serve when you have company coming over.

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    You make this look so easy and delicious. Yum! Have a great week.

    • Reply
      Tricia Buice
      February 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      So glad you reposted this recipe! Can't wait to try it and I bet my whole family will love it.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      February 15, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you Tricia! Friends have been requesting this recipe- so I couldn't resist. Have a great day!

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