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Pepperoni-Marinara Chicken

Hello there! How has your week been?  Mine has been a good one. We celebrated my birthday all week and that makes for a good week! Smile

Also, this week, I got a new copy of Cooking Light magazine in the mail and could not wait to see what recipes I could try to tackle.

This recipe honestly ranks in my top 5 favorites! It has been adapted slightly from Cooking Light. I really enjoy eating chicken, but often fall into a rut with my chicken recipes. This recipe is an incredible chicken recipe and one that I won’t mind falling into a rut with!!!  It was so easy to make (perfect for a week night meal) and it was loaded with tons of flavor even though there aren’t many ingredients. This meal even got a rating of “10” from my husband…so you know it must be THAT good!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 2 servings:

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  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 14 slices of pepperoni
  • 1.5 cups of marinara sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. oregano
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 oz. chicken breast
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of part-skim mozzarella

Preheat broiler. Chop pepperoni.

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Heat a skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Place garlic and pepperoni into skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes or until slightly browned. (Be careful not to let the garlic get overcooked as this will cause the garlic to taste bitter.)

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Pour marinara into skillet and add oregano. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

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Remove skillet from heat and stir in basil.

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In another skillet, heat olive oil. Place chicken into skillet and sprinkle with pepper.  Cook chicken on each side for about 4 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked. (If you have a food thermometer, make sure it reaches 170 degrees).

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Place cooked chicken breasts into a broiler-safe dish.

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Pour sauce over chicken. Top sauce with mozzarella.

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Place dish in broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Serve with a vegetable and enjoy!

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Nutrition information: Each serving has about 380 calories!

I hope you enjoy this chicken recipe. This will surely be a staple in my house!

Do you have a favorite chicken recipe?

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5 Comments

  1. This does look delightful. My favorite chicken recipe is KFC Extra Crispy. Can’t beat that secret recipe.

  2. I am totally making this next week!

  3. YUM! We have a huge pepperoni fan in our house so i’m sure this will be a hit! I’m putting the ingredients on my shopping list!

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