Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pizza Stuffed Chicken

This recipe is in the January/February 2011 Cooking With Paula Deen magazine. After looking at it for a while, I finally decided to get the ingredients. But, with my schedule, and getting over being sick, I finally made it tonight.

This was a super easy recipe and very good. Next time, tho, I will have pizza or spaghetti sauce on the side.
Pizza-Stuffed Chicken


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs)
20 sliced pepperoni, divided
3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese, divided
4 large fresh basil leaves (omitted)
1/2 tsp salt (didn't measure)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper (didn't measure)
2 T vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast. Stuff each with 4 slices pepperoni, 2 T cheese and 1 basil leaf. Secure with a wooden pick Lightly spray each side with non-stick cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes per side or until browned. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.

Remove from oven. Cut remaining 4 slices pepperoni into thin strips. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 cup cheese; top with pepperoni strips. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Alwayzbakin said...

YUM! That looks really good. Need to try this one.

Christine said...

I'm going to make this this week. Thanks for the side of pizza sauce suggestion.