Thin chicken breast pieces spread with basil-sun dried tomato mixture and shredded cheese are rolled up, dipped in egg and crumbs, and baked. Serve with heated marinara sauce.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray; set aside. Trim any remaining fat from the chicken breasts. Halve each chicken breast half. Place each portion between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound lightly from center to edge of each portion to make a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick. Remove and discard plastic wrap. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of the dried basil over chicken pieces.

  • In a small bowl stir together the remaining 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, the dried tomatoes, garlic, and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Place egg in another shallow dish; using a fork, beat egg lightly.

  • Spread a scant tablespoon of the basil mixture on each chicken piece. Place 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese near an edge of each chicken piece. Fold in sides; starting from the edge with the cheese, roll up jelly-roll style. If necessary, secure with wooden toothpicks.

  • Roll chicken in egg. Dip chicken in bread crumbs, turning to coat evenly. Place rolls, seam sides down, in prepared pan. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 170 degrees F. Remove toothpicks, if necessary. In a small saucepan heat marinara sauce; spoon over chicken rolls. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese and, if desired, snipped fresh basil.


Tip: Serve with sauteed zucchini slices and cooked pasta or toasted baguette slices.

Nutrition Facts

304.5 calories; protein 39.3g 79% DV; carbohydrates 11.4g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.2g 5% DV; sugars 2.6g; fat 10.4g 16% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 19% DV; cholesterol 149.2mg 50% DV; vitamin a iu 493IU 10% DV; vitamin c 6mg 10% DV; folate 18.7mcg 5% DV; calcium 198.6mg 20% DV; iron 1.7mg 9% DV; magnesium 44.3mg 16% DV; potassium 624.3mg 18% DV; sodium 588.4mg 24% DV.