Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups

These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. It’s like chicken parmesan but rolled up with mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes.These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love.

Every night as I crawl into bed I either verbally or mentally utter the words, “I…love…my…bed.”

I do. It’s a little piece of heaven. It’s big enough that we can both sleep in an ‘X’ shape without running into each other or we can meet in the middle to snuggle if we want.

Add just washed sheets dried with two Bounce dryer sheets to the equation and we have reached one of life’s greatest pleasures.

One of our first purchases when we moved to Florida was a mattress, purely out of necessity so that we weren’t sleeping on the floor. We got a mattress on clearance and it was fine but nothing spectacular.

We found out that after a month or so our bodies had created two valleys in the pillow top with a big mountain in the middle. The catch about beds is that you don’t really know how you’ll like them until you’ve spent the night sleeping in it and by then you’re a little committed to the purchase.

A while later our friends happened to be moving and didn’t want to haul their brand new bed across the country so we inherited their super nice bed and put it in our guest bedroom. From then on, every guest that stayed with us kept gushing about how amazing the bed was.

I didn’t know if they were being polite or if any bed felt great after a long flight to the east coast. We finally felt like we were missing out on something so we switched out our own bed for the guest bed to see what all of the fuss was about.

It was fabulous. Every time we go on vacation we come back and worship our own bed. Don’t ask me what brand it is because I can’t lift it to see (I tried).

Here’s a another piece of heaven all rolled up into these Chicken Parmesan Roll-ups. We make this Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan at least once a week. This version is a little more flavor intensified!

These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comYou can use chicken cutlets from your grocery store which are already thin flat pieces of meat or just cut a regular chicken breast lengthwise down the middle to create thin pieces of chicken.

These chicken breasts were from Costco and extremely thick so depending on the size you may need to pound them thinner even after cutting them in half.

These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThe best part about this chicken is that instead of just having that flavorful cheese on top we’re going to roll it in the middle too.

These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comNot hard at all.These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comPlace them seamside down in a baking dish and top with your tomato mixture. I like that you use canned tomatoes here because I don’t always have fresh on hand.These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comTop with your panko breadcrumb mixture. This makes the dish.These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comIf you’re breadcrumbs start to get too brown for your liking, cover the whole dish with foil for the remainder of the cooking time.These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love.

Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups
Prep Time
5 hrs 49 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 49 mins
Servings: 6 servings
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped fine
  • 6 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can Italian style diced tomatoes (like Hunt's brand)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 thin-cut , boneless, skinless chicken cutlets, about 1 1/4 pounds (or slice regular chicken breasts in half lengthwise to create your own cutlets)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Take mixture off the heat and stir in half of basil. Transfer half of sauce to 8-inch square baking dish or other baking dish (size doesn't really matter here).
  2. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan in medium bowl; reserve ½ cup of the mixture. Add remaining basil to remaining cheese. Pat cutlets dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Top cutlets with basil-cheese mixture, leaving 1-inch border at bottom of cutlets. Roll up tightly and arrange, seam side down, in prepared baking dish.
  3. Toss bread crumbs with remaining oil in small bowl. Top chicken with reserved cheese, remaining sauce, and bread-crumb mixture. Bake until chicken is cooked through and crumbs are golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts you may have to cook them longer. I had to cook mine for about 10 minutes longer. If your breadcrumbs get too brown for your liking after about 15 minutes of cooking cover with foil for the remaining baking time. Serve.
Recipe Notes
Source: Cook's Country
These Chicken Parmesan Roll-Ups are an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love. It's like chicken parmesan but rolled up with mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes.

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  1. Smart move on switching beds! 🙂 Yummy recipe, thank you!

  2. These look fantastically easy and delicious! Perfect!

  3. I made these tonight and both of my kids loved them! Thanks so much!

  4. Seriously, nothing beats a great bed. I think sinking into bed after a meal like this is even better.

  5. I can’t wait until we get a new bed – ours isn’t terrible but I want a bed that feels like heaven!

    Love these roll-ups…. I am all about the breadcrumb topping!!

  6. These looks awesome!!

  7. A good bed is truly a must! I remember coming home after having my first child and I wanted to kiss my bed I was so happy to crawl into it. These Roll-Ups look amazing!

  8. I adore chicken parmesan and these rolls look amazing!

  9. These look and sound amazing.

  10. Okay… this was a recipe I found yesterday and had all the ingredients on hand for. It. Was. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing! (we have a new bed too, and I kinda love it. 13 years marriage, and we finally have a pretty bed with a frame – and a nice mattress)

  11. We made this tonight. It was great. Thanks!

  12. Those look so delish!! I will definitely give them a try!!

  13. You had me hooked when you started talking about your amazing bed. We’re definitely in the market for a new bed; I just can’t decide what I want. Besides room. We really need more more room!!
    ….the roll ups also look amazing – new fan here!

  14. About the bed … OMG! … I do the same thing, say I love my bed every night when I fall into it. It feels like I’ve gone to heaven. About five years ago we bought a king-sized latex foam bed and it is amazing. We call it our magic-healing bed because if we go to bed and have any aches or pains, it is all better when we wake up. We have a family member who house-sits for us when we go out of town and he begs to come so he can sleep in our bed.

    Thanks for the yummy looking recipe by the way.

  15. These looks really delicious – I had something similar at a wedding once but these look so much tastier!

  16. We adore our mattress too! Some days I am so tired I dream about it during the day! Nothing like a good mattress! This recipe sounds amazing! One I’m sure my family would love!

  17. I made these roll-ups tonight and they were delicious! The chicken was so tender and it was cheesy and so flavorful. And, I had no expectations of my kids even trying it much less liking it (even though I still put some on their plates) but they both liked it. I have yet to make a recipe from your site and not like it. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  18. I’d totally pound that baby.

  19. Those look so good! What a great take on chicken parmesan!

  20. Absoulutly love these!!

  21. This looks SO good! Do you think it would work freezing them and defrosting the day before cooking?

  22. I made these tonight for a birthday dinner party. Everyone loved them! I rolled them in a flour/egg/bread crumb mixture and lightly pan fried them before putting them in the oven. Was delish as I’m sure none breaded would be as well. Kudos for a great twist with an old recipe!

  23. This recipe is amazing! My husband loved it and it was SO easy!

  24. Do you think you can make these up ahead of time, put them in the fridge and then bake?

  25. This looks really good and will make this tonight for dinner! 🙂 I just have one question though, is the cooking temperature really 475 degrees? That seems pretty hot so I was just wondering if it was a typo and supposed to be 375?

  26. Hi! A messg from Singapore… I made this for lunch as a treat for my son who said it was fabulous!! And this was truly so easy to mk.. Thanks a ton for sharing this…

  27. I just made this dish and I had to stop in the middle of eating to tell you how amazing it is!!! I used roasted garlic diced tomatomes and added a bit less minced garlic but otherwise I did everything exactly the same. I think this is my new favorite dish!! Thanks for posting!

  28. This was perfect! We both loved them! Thanks so much 🙂

  29. This look really really nice!

  30. Delicious looking recipe, very inspired!! Have bookmarked many recipes on your blog to try out this week, thank you!:)x

  31. Can these be breaded before putting in the oven?

    Thanks, Jan

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Yes, you can bread them before but you need to make sure to watch to make sure the breading doesn’t brown too much. You can cover it with foil if it gets too brown.

  32. Chris Beecroft says:

    Hello I am from Australia and sometimes have trouble converting measurements and trying to get compatible ingredients here in OZ, if you don’t mind could you answer one question in particular how much is one stick of butter in ozs or grams? and relating to the above recipe, which I cannot wait to try, could you use boneless chicken thighs? Thank you for supplying beautiful recipes.

  33. In the ingredients you have onion and minced garlic. Where does that come into play when cooking? You do not say

  34. I say that too! I love my bed! I too, inherited a nice new bed from a friend. I just found your recipes and website. I love it!

  35. I made these for my family for dinner tonight and they were fantastic!!! Everyone raved! I followed the recipe exactly! Thank you!

  36. Hello! Is there enought sauce in the recipe if I add spaghetti noodles? thanks!

  37. These were delicious!! I made them for my daughter’s sleepover and everyone loved them!! The only concern I had was the cooking time-I tried convection bake @ 475 which adjusted to 375. Cooked for about 20 min and chicken was still very pink. Had to cook another 15-20 min…maybe next time I’ll just not use convection but I am a little paranoid when cooking chicken:) Thanks for this delicious recipe!!

  38. Desiree Martin says:

    Thank you so much we are full time rv-ing and I made it for friends that were coming in and it was a big hit

  39. Made it gluten free by replacing Panko with crispy gluten free crisps, corn or potato chips!

  40. So darn good. I made spaghetti noodles to go with it and sauce was so good with spaghetti noodles. I added spinach kale mix greens, chopped them and put it with the sauce after everything was cooked. Delicious recipes in this site.

  41. Can these be frozen?