Pepperoni Pizza Chicken

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts
2
oz sliced pepperoni
1/2
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 2 oz)
1
tablespoon olive oil
4
cups water
1
package (7 oz) uncooked elbow macaroni
1
jar (1 lb 8 oz) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
Chopped fresh basil, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Place chicken breasts flat on cutting surface. With knife parallel to cutting surface, cut a lengthwise slit in each chicken breast, forming a pocket, keeping other 3 sides intact. Stuff each chicken breast with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, pressing the edges of each chicken breast to seal.
  • 2
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil about 9 minutes, turning occasionally, until well browned on both sides. (Chicken pockets will open slightly during cooking.) Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • 3
    In same skillet, slowly add water so as not to splatter. Increase heat setting to high. Heat water to boiling. Add macaroni; cook about 3 minutes or until almost tender. Do not drain. Stir in pasta sauce. Heat to boiling. Return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat to medium . Cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Garnish with basil.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • For an extra-cheesy dinner, sprinkle finished dish with additional shredded mozzarella cheese. It will melt on its own as it stands.
  • To save time, stuff the chicken breasts ahead of time and keep refrigerated until ready to brown.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
710
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
1420mg
59%
Potassium
920mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
74g
25%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
18g
Protein
49g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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