These baked chicken parmesan wraps use egg roll wrappers for a low calorie way to enjoy chicken parmesan! Kid friendly and crowd pleasing!
My use of egg roll and wonton wrappers is getting out of hand. In the past few months, I’ve used them to make petite lasagnas, buffalo chicken rolls, tuna rangoon, and now chicken parmesan wraps. We could call it me expressing my creativity, but I’ll be fair and admit it’s more closely resembling of obscenity. The good news is that if you buy egg roll wrappers, you’ll have four of my favorite recipes to try out.
For these delicious fold overs, I combined sweet marinara sauce, shredded chicken, baby spinach, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. The idea was born from an intense chicken parmesan sub craving, and the sobering realization that such a meal would involve me having to change out of my pajamas, wash the semi-permanent chocolate mustache off of my kisser, and then interact with other human beings. Not going to happen. Especially not on Sunday at 3pm, a time I respectfully reserve for DVRed episodes of Oprah and the New York Times crossword.
I did what any self-respecting individual would do and used my most earnest voice to bribe Daniel. Promises of puppies, homemade chocolate cake, and my entire bankroll, were wagered. He turned down each and every one, maybe realizing that four paper-wrapped rolls of quarters (no matter how shiny) wouldn’t get him very far in life. I told him that silver would be worth something someday, but no, no budging.
I took to the kitchen with a wicked scowl and a vengeance. In my fridge I found each and every necessary ingredient for a perfect chicken parmesan sandwich minus the soft Italian sub roll. I reluctantly traded my angry cap for my thinking one, and within a few minutes I had leftover egg roll wraps in hand. The rest of the recipe came together in no time at all- just a layering of baby spinach, saucy chicken, creamy mozzarella, and sharp parmesan tucked inside a paper thin sheet of pasta, all baked to a golden brown crisp in the oven. Delicious sprung from desperation.
These are a cross between a hand pie and a calzone, but much smaller and without that lovely doughiness. At first I would have assumed the lack of chewy bread casing to be detrimental to taste and texture, but the beauty of these bites is that they allow you to experience the full flavor of the filling- the sweetness of tomatoes and the savory strands of chicken and melting cheese. The egg roll wrappers just provide a light crunch, almost like layering chicken parmesan on top of tortilla chips (which I imagine would make a lovely plate of nachos). They’re fun because they’re small, light, and hand- holdable. Doesn’t get much better.
And though I’d like to say that I withheld love, affection, and delicious chicken parmesan wraps from Daniel who refused to budge after many dire pleas for him to go to the store for sub rolls, I’ll admit that I shared them with him. I’ll call it a win for both of us, since he loved each and every oozing bite dipped in marinara, and I retained all previously offered bribes for future use.
Chicken Parmesan Wraps
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 2 cups marinara sauce plus more for serving (see my favorite recipe here)
- 12 egg roll wrappers find them in the refrigerated section of the produce dept
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Place the chicken breast in a large saucepan and fill with enough water just to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat slightly and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool before shredding with two forks. Put the meat in a medium bowl and pour the marinara over it, stirring to coat the chicken with sauce.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a wire rack with cooking spray and set it on top of a baking sheet. Lay the egg roll wrappers on a clean work surface. Layer each with a few leaves of spinach, then chicken, followed by mozzarella and parmesan.
- Lightly brush the sides of each wrapper with water and fold the wrapper over the filling to form a triangle. Press to seal each of the sides and set the wrap on the prepared rack. Repeat with remaining wraps. Lightly spray the wraps with cooking spray. Bake until the edges are golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Serve with additional warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
These look excellent! First buffalo chicken, now chicken parm. You could do a whole recipe book lightening up comfort food.
Oh my goodness. You may have outdone yourself with this one. These look good enough to make me go to the store on a weekday to get those egg roll wraps so I can have some too. :)
I’ve had egg roll wrapper sitting in my fridge for way too long. I need to use one of your recipes stat! :) Thanks for all the great suggestions.
I think this is a brilliant idea. I’m going to pick up some egg roll wrappers next time I’m out!
oh man, you got me thinkin’. what about subbing the spinach for basil and the parmesan for mozzerella? yum :)
Another amazing use for the egg roll wrappers, I love this idea! Your recipes = perfection :)
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AAAHHHHH!!!! Congratulations Stephanie! I’m so so happy for you and even more impressed with how well you did! Future superstar? Yes.
Now I know what to do with the left over egg roll wrappers from the tuna rangoons!! I could taste those delicious bites right thru the computer screen, will be trying these real soon! :)
I love this! :)
Perfection in a parcel.
oh my god. you are KILLING me! LOL. As if the Petite Lasagnas weren’t enough to put me over the edge of full on glutinous ecstasy, these might do it. Yum!!! Can’t wait to try!!
These look delicious!! Gotta find a way to make them gluten-free!
That looks AMAZING!! I might have to try that tonight!
I am so far behind on my blog reading since my husband is in the hospital – I love using wonton wrappers for all sorts of things – I made them from scratch once and now will gladly hand over the .99 cents my store sells them for!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Ah, so sorry to hear about your husband! I hope he’s okay!
So after my last comment to you on the shrimp I dug through your blog- and WOW! You are such an inspiration. I lost 20-25 pounds (depends on the day haha!) last year and I too love food/cooking/blogging. It’s so motivating to see your story mixed in with your food. You have a new fan.
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I am making these tonight for dinner…. and I kind of can’t wait!! You’re very inspiring. :) And I think you’ve met your egg roll obsessed match. I’m done for.
These look absolutely amazing! Definitely making by the end of this week. I love chicken parmesan sandwiches, but love the idea of a wrap in an egg roll wrapper!
My husband and I just gave these a try, and wow they are better than we thought!
But I swear, I must be the only person who can’t seal those darn wrappers. Somehow, I always fail.
I’m happy to hear you liked ’em Annie! I know, they can be tricky to seal, but the key is just not filling them too much. And being really really anal retentive and obsessive like me :)
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These sound wonderful, but I’d leave out the spinach from some. The only one in our house that eats spinach is hubby.
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I’m going to make this and the buffalo wrappers for dinner with friends this Friday! They’re going to love ’em!
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Just wanted to tell you that I’m completely obsessed with this recipe. I can’t stop making it!
Wow, these look incredible! What delicious little packages~
These look amazingly good! And so low in calories. I have never used egg roll wrappers. I think because I’m not crazy about egg rolls. I see you have several great ideas for using the wrappers. Egg roll wrappers are on my grocery list for the week. Thank you for sharing your great ideas and recipes!
I am planning on making these for dinner tonight. I posted a link to your recipe on my Facebook page. Thanks again!
Everyone loved them!:)
Made these tonight along with the buffalo rolls and 1. I had fun. 2. They turned out so cute! 3. They were delicious! These recipes are so helpful…Thank you so much.
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I just found your website, and your recipes look amazing! Can’t wait to try this one.
Something tells me I need to buy some egg roll wrappers…
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I found this WONDERFUL recipe on Pinterest. We try something new with our 3 school aged sons every Tuesday evening so I tucked this recipe away and made it one night when my husband’s parents were in town. It was a HUGE HIT with everyone!!! THANK YOU!!! Today I used it again with our leftover turkey. It was a great change!
Wow, these look amazing! I’m going to try it out with chicken and some remaining Thanksgiving turkey. Great idea for kids too. thank you!
These look INCREDIBLE! I must try them asap. Thanks for sharing :)
The link to your favorite marinara sauce is missing, but this recipe looks so fabulous that I am trying it this week. Love your recipes and your inspirational stories!
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I am so looking forward to making these!! I have made your buffalo chicken roll ups and they were PERFECT! And I have to say the egg roll wrappers are on the addictive side. Not only are they delicious, but they are a great canvas for so many delectable dishes. Thanks for the recipes and I will be pinning this one to my pinterest board :D
I made these today for lunch… they were phenomenal! I reduced the recipe to only make two of them since I typically only cook for myself unless I’m feeling like a generous roommate. I also used the toaster oven instead- I live in an old college house, and our actual oven is not extremely reliable, to say the least. They still turned out great and I will most definitely be making these again in the near future :) Thanks!
THANK YOU! I made your Buffalo Chicken Wraps two weeks ago and have these sad, abandoned egg roll wraps in the back of the fridge that I had nothing to do with. I know what is for lunch tomorrow! I love how inventive you are. Keep it coming. Maybe soup in an egg roll wrap??? :)
Ive always wanted to use the wonton wrappers form something…perfect purpose
My god I stopped by your blog and stayed an hour! Awesome work and great ideas! yum!
Im in love!! I really love the step by step photos!! Great job!
I made these tonight, but used Alfredo sauce instead of marinara and I used phyllo dough instead of the egg roll wrappers… They were fantastic, thanks for the idea!
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I tried making these for the first time tonight… so simple and easy! But I do *NOT* recommend using spring roll wraps…. they’re very stiff and crack easily when you fold them over. I will definitely try again sometime!
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I just made these tonight and I was a little disappointed. The chicken didn’t have much flavor… I don’t normally boil chicken so maybe I over cooked it. Otherwise it was super easy and I’d try it again but maybe back the chicken? Any one have any suggestions or a good brand or marinara sauce to use…thank you for the great idea!!
Oops I meant bake the chicken
Im going to whip out my egg roll wrappers and wrap my heart out tonight… I have a bunch of chicken boiling right now…
i will do 1/4 bbq chicken
1/4 buffalo chicken
1/4 thai chicken using thai sweet chili sauce
and 1/4 chicken parmasan (im going to try it in wrap form instead of triangles)
i am so excited!!
My kids loved them. They didnt notice that they had spinich!!!
Made these tonight…….they were delicious! Will be keeping the recipe and definitely making them again:) Thanks for sharing!
For the love of all fuck list calorie information!
These look yummy! Does anyone know if you can make them ahead of time and eat them later?
What is the secret to a) getting them to stick together? No matter how much water I used, or how hard I pressed, they did not want to stick.
b) not drying the wonton rolls while you work? They dried out to the point they were cracking and tearing while i was working.
err, I used egg roll, not won ton.
For those of you having trouble with the egg roll wrappers. Try the ones from an asian store. They work much better than the kind you I’ve gotten in my grocery store.
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Love this recipe! I made it last week for dinner and it was so good! I also featured it on my blog. Thanks for sharing! :)
I tried making these tonight. Although they tasted delicious, I did something wrong as it came out of the oven soggy and falling apart. I would love to try again but need some tips!
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I’ve just started using wonton wrappers to make edamame dumplings. I think I’m going to branch out and try this recipe, they look absolutely delicious!
They look delicious! I would definitely stay for dinner :)
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Just tried this recipe and added a little italian seasoning to the tops…delicious!!!!! Thank you, everyone was thoroughly impressed :)
Ohhh man this looks tasty!!! I happen to have a pack of wonton wrappers in my freezer as we speak. I’ve had wonton nachos at a restaurant before. It was dangerously good!!! I’ll be making these this week for my girlfriend and her family. :-) Plus i’ll be making my own sauce. yummm
Just made these tonight…they were awesome! I put fresh basil leaves on top of the cheese and brushed the outside with olive oil. I also have an obsession with the egg roll wraps. :)
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this recipe was sooo good. i just made it and my husband loved it. I recommend this recipe:)
What a great idea! I can’t wait to make them and pretend I came up with it all on my own. :) Thank you so much. I always end up throwing my leftover wrappers away.
Has anyone tried freezing these before cooking? Do they turn out ok?
Did you ever try freezing these? I just stumbled on to this recipe and had the same questions!! Sure would be a nice treat to pull out of the freezer on a busy night!
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Ok so I have tried the Buffalo Chicken Rolls. I liked them. I need to adjust my use of hot sauce but I think they will be good. My only issue is that when they go in the oven they are not as crispy as if they were fried. The wrapper gets try and tough. Any ideas?
I have just popped these out of the oven and I have never had a better chicken parm. Not to mention, a healthier one. This was truly a hit! Thank you!
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Oh, YUM!! Okay, I need to make these asap!
These look great! Anyone have any idea how well they would hold up on a buffet table, like in a steam tray or something to keep them hot? Would they get soggy, gummy?
Hmm…I really don’t know. I’ve never kept them out longer than 30-40 minutes. I do fear they’d get gummy, though, as you mentioned.
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I recommend using eggs to seal, itll hold/stick better. MY question is… What did you garnish them with ??? [cant tell…] Want to make these tonight!
I used parsley in the pictures because it was all I had on hand, but I’d recommend finely chopped fresh basil for best flavor.
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These look so good! I’m trying them out tonight! Just curious- how do you prefer to cook the chicken so it shreds nicely? I thought about cooking the chicken in the crockpot with the marinara sauce then shredding, do you think that would work?
I’m a huge fan of your recipes!! They’re honestly the best!
Just wondering, though, can I freeze these parmesean wraps? Eagerly awaiting your reply!
Thanks so much! I’m really not sure how they’d fair if frozen since I’ve never done it myself, but…I would guess that you could do it and then just reheat straight from frozen in a 400 degree F oven until crisp and warm.
If you try it, let me know!
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I made this tonight for dinner, everything per recipe, and it turned out wonderful! It really called attention to the fillings: the gooey cheese, tender chicken and the extra kick of spinach. The marinara sauce was also very delicious. I have been perusing your website for the past 30 minutes, bookmarking recipes left and right. Thanks for the inspiration, much appreciated :)
I made these last night and the are Excellent! I will definately make these again!
Best. Dinner. Ever. Great recipe, will definatly be making again:)
Just made these. Still feeling the tongue-burn of impatience. So worth it!! Delish
I’m obviously a huge fan of cheese. Imagine adding Pepper Jack into the mix? Pepper Jack would add the right amount of spice to each corner of this 90 degree triangle. Now, we’re talking.
I love how those little chicken parmesan wraps look and the color just adds to the overall appetizing appearance of this dish. I am really excited to try this out. Thank you for this recipe and all the other recipes you have linked. Please keep them coming!
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I was wondering if anyone has tried to freeze these little guys? I absolutely love them and would like to make them in bulk for lunches.
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Never thought of using egg roll wraps for anything but egg rolls! You have truly inspired me. I might go on an egg roll wrap binge of different sorts. Way to go to get the brain working!
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Love your ideas…. got me thinking about what I was planning for dinner tomorrow, was going to be Philly Cheesesteak Subs , now I don’t have to go out for the rolls! I am going to try it “Roll up” style. Great ideas. Also have some of this seasons blueberries in the freezer and sort of tired of muffins, plus watching sugar, cholesterol etc….. just need to turn them into pie filling and wa la! roll that up too and bake ! Thanx again!
Much appreciated, this recipe has definitely found its way to my surprise dinner for my husband’s birthday. thank you for sharing.
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That’s looks so delicious, curious about it’s taste.
That’s looks so tasty.
Another amazing use for the egg roll wrappers. You are really good. Keep posting
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Full of fall flavors, this Chicken Parmesan Wraps Dinner is a quick and easy meal that will satisfy your taste buds. I served this with marinara sauce for dipping.. The brown marinara sauce is delicious drizzled over the mozzarella and parmesan!
It was nice to go through your post. Thanks for sharing the recipe here. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for sharing amazing recipe.
This recipe was awesome. We made this for dinner tonight and it was a glorious success, that will make it onto our summer dinner rotations… We had to hold ourselves back from eating all of it. It was perfect for the hot day of today.
Made this last night with chicken breasts and wow these wraps are amazing! Whole family loved it and will be added to the rotation!
Loved this recipe! Delicious!! gonna make them again for sure
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Ugh, this looks so good! I am going to make this for supper this week. Thanks for the recipe!