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EASY PEASY PIZZA CHICKEN

Pizza Chicken is simple to make and super delicious. It is your favorite pizza toppings all rolled up in a tender chicken breast.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keywords cheese, chicken, dinner, pepperoni, pizza, recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 294 kcal
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, grated & divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups favorite marinara + additional for your pasta
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Take each of the chicken breasts and cut in half lengthwise so you have 8 long rectangles of chicken.
  3. Place several in a large ziploc bag at one time and pound slightly to thin them out and even out the thickness. Repeat with all pieces of chicken.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine egg, ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic, pepperoni, salt, pepper, 1 Tablespoon basil and 1 tablespoon parsley. Mix well.
  5. Stuff the chicken by laying each piece flat, placing several tablespoons of ricotta-pepperoni mixture at one of the long ends and rolling up tightly.
  6. Lay in prepared baking dish, seam side down. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  7. Pour marinara over chicken then sprinkle mozzarella, remaining Parmesan, basil and parsley over the top.
  8. Bake, covered with foil, for 35 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with a side of your favorite pasta and additional marinara sauce.
Nutrition Facts
EASY PEASY PIZZA CHICKEN
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 904mg38%
Potassium 658mg19%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 265mg27%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.