Skinny Taste Style Chicken |Walking on Sunshine Recipes (2024)

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Skinny Taste Chicken is thin chicken cutlets stuffed with a mixture of ricotta cheese and spinach, baked with marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese is the perfect recipe to make for dinner this week.

This is another one of my chicken cutlet recipes that's perfect to add to your weekly meal plan yet impressive enough to serve to guests!

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If you're looking for a recipe to make for your family that's easy, delicious and QUICK, then you are going to love this copycat recipe for Skinny Taste Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese.

This is an easy to make AND you can have it on the table in just under an hour or even faster if you prepare the chicken earlier in the day. As a result, this recipe is also elegant enough to serve for company or a holiday meal.

Another family favorite chicken recipe is my Hasselback Chicken that's stuffed with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese.

Table of Contents
  • Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese
  • 🛒Helpful Kitchen Tools
  • Main Ingredients Needed
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Baking Instructions
  • Add the Mozzarella Cheese
  • Before You Begin!
  • 🥣Serving Tips
  • 🍽 Make it a Meal
  • 📇Recipe Card
  • 💬 Comments

Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese

If you're serving this recipe for company, place the chicken in the oven just a few minutes before your company arrives. By the time you've had your appetizers and visited with everyone the chicken will be ready to serve.

Your company will enjoy the beautiful presentation when they cut into the chicken as well. You can serve this with buttered noodles or spaghetti with extra marinara sauce. Garlic bread served with my recipe for Homemade Garlic Butter is a definite must as well!

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Main Ingredients Needed

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  • 5 boneless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheesedivided
  • 1egg
  • Frozen chopped spinach; squeezed dry
  • ½cupRicotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

📌Quick Tip: Always use parchment paper to cover work stations or cutting boards when working with chicken to help with easy cleanup and prevent cross-contamination.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Step 1: Prepare the chicken cutlets by pounding them thin using a meat mallet. This will make them easier to roll up. Check out my post on How to Make Thin Chicken Cutlets for help.
  • Step 3:Combine the chopped spinach with the ricotta cheese.
  • Step 3: Spread about 2 tablespoons of the cheese and spinach mixture on top of each boneless chicken breast that you have pounded thin.
  • Step 4: Starting at one end, roll each chicken cutlet up and then dip in the beaten egg followed by the breadcrumb mixture.
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Baking Instructions

  • Step 5: Place each chicken cutlet seam side down in a baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake in a preheated 425°F for about 25 minutes.

📌Quick Tip: Use a digital meat thermometer to check that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.

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Add the Mozzarella Cheese

  • Step 6: Remove the baking dish from the oven and spread marinara sauce over eachchicken cutlet and top with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
  • Step 7: Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
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Before You Begin!

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🥣Serving Tips

This was an easy meal to prepare.For our side dishes, I made a tossed salad and homemade garlic bread. You could also serve buttered pasta tossed with parsley and Parmesan cheese.

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🍽 Make it a Meal

  • Twice Baked Potatoes go great with any protein, but especially chicken.
  • We love Creamy Mashed Potatoes and this is an easy prep-ahead recipe!
  • If you're looking to keep your meal light, try my Roasted Asparagus recipe.

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Skinny Taste Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach

Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach, Parmesan cheese baked and served with marinara sauce on top.

Ingredients

  • 5 boneless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup frozen chopped spinach squeezed dry
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 5 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix the breadcrumbs together with half of the Parmesan cheese, set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, spinach and remaining Parmesan cheese together. Make sure your spinach is squeezed completely dry.
  3. Lay the chicken cutlets out on a cutting board and spread about 2 tablespoons of the cheese and spinach mixture on top of each cutlet.
  4. Roll each chicken breast up and secure with toothpicks.
  5. Beat the egg and place in a flat dish.
  6. Dip the cutlets in the egg and then in the breadcrumb/Parmesan cheese mixture.
  7. Place seam side down in a baking dish that has been sprayed and bake in a 425 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
  8. Remove baking dish from oven and spread tomato sauce over each chicken cutlet and top with a slice of mozzarella cheese
  9. Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the Internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Notes

Make sure the spinach is squeezed dry before adding it to the ricotta cheese.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 5Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 432Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 716mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 54g

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  1. Deborah Ortiz says

    I was wondering if this can be frozen once you’ve prepared the chicken bundles, then you can can just take them out of the freezer and throw them in the oven
    I make this recipe all the time, it’s one of our favorites!

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    • Lois says

      I think you could freeze them before cooking and then bake at a later time. If you try it, let me know and I'll update the recipe with your notes. Thanks for visiting!

      Reply

  2. Sue says

    I prefer to use fresh baby spinach. Can I chop it up and add to ricotta raw, or should I saute it?

    Reply

    • Lois says

      Yes, that would work fine too! Thank you for visiting.

      Reply

      • Sue says

        This was so delicious! I did use sautéed baby spinach and I butterflied the chicken instead of rolling it. I have no luck with rolling, lol. It was much easier for me to close it like a book. Will definitely make this again!

        Reply

        • Lois says

          That sounds like a great idea! Thank you for visiting and especially for leaving a comment.

          Reply

    • Jody Cruse says

      I’ve made this several times, now, and it’s a hit with my picky husband! I make it just as directed and it comes out perfect every time.

      Reply

      • Lois says

        Thank you for the great comment!!!

        Reply

  3. Diane says

    Yet another spinach question - Ingredients list includes two bulleted entries for spinach, only one of which is addressed in Instructions:

    •½ cup frozen chopped spinach squeezed dry
    •Half a package of 10 ounce size frozen spinach squeezed dry.

    Please clarify.

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    • Lois says

      You only need 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach squeezed dry. Thank you!

      Reply

  4. Anonymous says

    Was excited for this until I saw the splenda... Sugar would actually be better for you! May be good but they definitely aren't healthy. Maybe use coconut sugar if you're looking for something low glycemic and mostly healthy.

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    • Lois says

      Hmmm...there is no sugar at all in this recipe.

      Reply

  5. Kayleigh says

    Great recipe! Only difficulty I had was the recipe doesn't specify what size bag of spinach to buy. I bought a 8 OZ bag to use half in the stuffing the ricotta to spinach did not look like the same portions as the picture. I highly suggest getting a small bag than I did! Otherwise, delicious!

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    • Lucy G says

      The recipe said to use 1/2 of a 10 oz box of frozen spinach, not fresh.

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      • Lois says

        Thanks Lucy. You only need a little spinach for this recipe...it goes a long way. Thanks for visiting!

        Reply

  6. Cynthia Landrie says

    Oh My Gosh! You have outdone yourself with these stuffed chicken breasts. I love the ricotta cheese and spinach filling. I am pinning this and will be making it in a couple weeks. Did you use your own tomato sauce or purchased? Not sure it would make a difference since the chicken is the star, just wondering.

    Thanks for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I am happy you stopped by!

    Reply

  7. Debbie says

    Good morning! This looks wonderful...I may be trying this recipe this week! Enjoy your day Lois!

    Reply

  8. Cranberry Morning says

    Yeah, these look delicious!

    Reply

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