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a piece of rolled chicken parmesan cut into rounds sitting on a plate with a side of bucatini and sauce



For a unique way to enjoy Chicken Parmesan, try filling and rolling it. One extra step will have your entire family thinking you are a wizard in the kitchen! 


  • 3 chicken breasts, cut in half (horizontally), pounded thin
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • long toothpicks
  • 1 1/2 jars marinara sauce
  • 5 to 6 pieces of string cheese, each pulled apart into threes
  • 20 fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 3/4 Cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 to 3 Cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • oil for frying
  • fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 2 Cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Season the flattened chicken breasts with kosher salt and black pepper. 
  2. Place a piece of chicken on a flat surface. Place three to four pieces of the torn string cheese (horizontally) onto the chicken. Add a few fresh spinach leaves and a spoonful of sauce.
  3. Roll tightly and secure each end with a long toothpick (3″ to 4″). Repeat for the remaining pieces.
  4. Heat up enough oil in a pan to cover the chicken about half. Medium to medium-high.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Prepare the dredging station. One bowl for the flour. Another whisk together the eggs and milk. The last bowl combine the Panko and Parmesan cheese. 
  7. Dredge each roll into the flour. Dip in the egg mixture. Coat with the breadcrumbs. 
  8. Fry the chicken ensuring to brown all sides. 
  9. Remove and allow any excess oil to drain on paper towels. Season lightly with kosher salt.
  10. Place a thin layer of sauce into your baking pan or dish. 
  11. Add the chicken in a single layer. 
  12. Top each with a few spoonfuls of sauce. Add just a touch more sauce to the bottom.
  13. Add a few torn basil leaves.
  14. Cover and bake for 35 minutes.
  15. Sprinkle on the shredded mozzarella. Place under broiler until the cheese is melted and browned. 
  16. Garnish with additional fresh basil leaves.
  17. ENJOY!



  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes