Pizza Stuffed Chicken
This pizza stuffed chicken is loaded with pepperoni, bell peppers and plenty of cheese, all topped with marinara sauce and baked to perfection. The perfect easy weeknight dinner!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 20 slices pepperoni
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced bell pepper
- 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced divided use
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (or equal parts garlic powder, dried oregano and dried basil)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Using a small knife, cut a pocket into one side of each chicken breast. Do not cut all the way through to the other side.
Place 5 slices of pepperoni, 1-2 tablespoons of sliced peppers and 1-2 slices of mozzarella cheese into each pocket. Amounts vary depending on the size of your chicken breasts. You may have to cut the cheese in half to fit. Reserve 4 slices of cheese to top the chicken with later on.
Use 3-4 toothpicks to close up the pocket on each chicken breast.
Heat the olive oil in an oven safe pan over medium high heat. Season the chicken with italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Place the chicken in the pan and cook on both sides until golden brown, 4-5 minutes per side. You may have to work in batches depending on the size of your pan.
Place all the seared chicken breasts in the pan and pour the marinara sauce over the top. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of each chicken piece.
Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 2.3mg