This is some serious comfort food! Crispy panko crumbs and creamy, melty cheese are a spectacular way to liven up your chicken. We especially love the zip that the Italian dressing imparts. The best part? It's only a little over 200 calories for one roll! Enjoy!
Pro tip: This would be good to serve on a bed of orzo that has been cooked and tossed with some olive oil, salt, pepper, balsamic and chopped basil.
Prep time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes marinade time
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 chicken roll
4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup light Italian dressing
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
½ yellow onion, diced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup Italian panko bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 375° F, and lightly coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the chicken breasts in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap, and using a meat mallet, pound them out to about ¼-inch thick.
Place the pounded chicken breasts in a gallon-size resealable bag with the Italian dressing, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
While the chicken is marinating, make the Bruschetta topping: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, basil, dried oregano and cheese, then set aside.
When the chicken has marinated, allow the excess Italian dressing to drip off each chicken breast back into the bag, and then lay the chicken out flat on a large cutting board. Evenly season each side with the salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
Spoon the Bruschetta mixture on the short end of the chicken, then tightly roll each breast and secure with a toothpick.
In a shallow baking dish, or on a large plate, spread the panko breadcrumbs out and roll each Bruschetta chicken in them to coat.
Transfer the coated chicken rolls to the prepared baking dish and top each one with the remaining Bruschetta mixture, then bake for 25-30 minutes, until done.
Per Serving: (1 chicken roll)
Calories from fat: 43
Saturated Fat: 2g
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