Recipes shared by good friends are the best. When you eventually get around to making the recipe you are reminded of the dear friend that shared the recipe to begin with! This recipe for Chicken Mozzarella Rollups is just such a recipe. We enjoyed a delicious meal with good friends and this was the recipe we enjoyed. Finally got around to making is and it was just as good as I remembered. Plus it is and easy recipe that comes together in no time. I made similar recipes in the past, I just love the combination of chicken and basil!
Chicken Mozzarella Rollups
4 small boneless, chicken breasts
12 large fresh basil leaves
4 pieces of roasted red pepper (available in jars)
4 ounces of mozzarella cheese (about 12 Tbsp.)
1 ½ cups of marinara sauce
Preheat your oven to 375. Pound each piece of chicken until they are ¼ inch thick. Be careful not to tear the chicken. Lay the pieces of chicken on a clean work surface, smooth side down. Layer each piece with 3 basil leaves, 1 piece of roasted red pepper and 2 Tbsp. of shredded mozzarella. Roll one long edge toward the other long edge to enclose the filling, like a wrap. Fold the loose short ends and secure with toothpicks on each side.
Pour 1 cup of the marinara sauce into a 9×12 nonaluminum-baking dish that’s at least two inches deep. Place the rolled chicken breasts, seam side down, in the baking dish, Top each roll with the remaining ½ cup of marinara sauce. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle the remaining 4 Tbsp. of mozzarella over the top of each chicken roll and broil on a low setting for an additional five minutes until the cheese melts and is brown on top. Transfer the chicken breasts to plates and top with the sauce from the baking dish and serve immediately. The Chicken Mozzarella Rollups can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake.