Mozzarella & Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken

Melted mozzarella and spicy pepperoni slices layered inside of a panko Parmesan crusted chicken breast.  This Mozzarella & Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken is served over a quick and easy marinara sauce with Italian spices.  Easy and fast to make, even on a weeknight!

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Are you in one of those dinner ruts?  Where you can’t figure out what is going to be speedy enough and on the table in no time at all… especially on a weeknight?

I sure wish I was one to have a weekly menu.  But, when you have a working teenager, and a husband that works construction hours.  It changes daily.

This is why I always need something quick and easy!

Chicken, pepperoni, and cheese are always winners in their own little individual ways.

And, it’s always fun to switch up the boring chicken and give it a little more pizzazz. 

Am I right?

Pepperoni happens to be one of the foods that are always on hand.  Especially with a house full of boys.  It’s their favorite to put pretty much on anything.  Inside of some Homemade Stuffed Pizza Pockets or even a on piece of buttered toast.  That one, I’m still trying to figure out.

Mozzarella & Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken is an easy way to switch up the plain chicken breast.  

It’s so simple to make and have on the dinner in no time at all!

Start with 2 chicken breasts.  Cut each chicken in half to make 4 pieces.  Pound each chicken to a flat, thin piece.  Make it as flat as you can without making it too thin.  

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Put a couple slices of pepperoni and mozzarella on top.  

Begin to roll and tuck the chicken, dip the outer part of the chicken into the egg wash, then the panko Parmesan mixture.

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Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes in an 375 degrees oven.

Make the quick marinara sauce before the chicken hits it out of the oven.  You’ve also got time to make and pair this chicken and sauce it up with your favorite kind of pasta!

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Mozzarella & Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken
Serves 2
Melted mozzarella and spicy pepperoni slices layered inside of a panko Parmesan crusted chicken breast. This Mozzarella & Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken is served over a quick and easy marinara sauce with Italian spices. Easy and fast to make even on a weeknight!
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Ingredients
  1. 4 chicken breasts, no particular size.
  2. 8 (or more) pepperoni slices, depending on how big they are and how much you want on.
  3. 4 slices of mozzarella
  4. 1 egg white, beaten
  5. 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  6. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  7. 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
sauce
  1. 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  2. 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  3. 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. pinch of salt and sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon oregano seasoning
  6. pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut each chicken in half to make 4 pieces. Pound each chicken to a flat, thin piece. Make it as flat as you can without making it too thin. (I usually use my rolling pin to pound the chicken. Or a can of food for the weight to make it flat.) Cover the raw chicken with plastic wrap or wax paper before pounding.
  3. Put pepperoni and mozzarella on top of flattened chicken pieces.
  4. Beat the egg white with a fork for about 30 seconds in a medium size bowl. Set aside.
  5. Mix the panko bread crumbs, Parmesan, and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning in a medium size bowl.
  6. Begin to roll and tuck the chicken and dip the outer part of the chicken into the egg wash, then the panko Parmesan mixture.
  7. Place on a non stick sprayed baking sheet and cook for 20-30 minutes.
sauce
  1. Simmer the tomato sauce, seasonings, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper together until warm.
  2. Serve the sauce over or under the cooked crispy chicken. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Remember to always wash everything the raw chicken has touched. Do not reuse any of the bread crumb mixture after the chicken has been in it. Throw away if you have even a little left over. Same as with the egg mixture.
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Comments

  1. says

    these look so nice! My dad used to do something similar with pesto and feta cheese and that was absolutely gorgeous too, well worth a go!

    S xo.

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    • says

      Hope you and your family love this, Shannon! When we had one for leftovers, I sliced it and put it on pitas made into pizza. It was a hit!

    • says

      Marti, I’m even bad when it comes to dipping the pepperoni into the sauce (on the stove)! You would like this with the chicken! Hope you had a great week!

    • says

      Cindy, this is so fun to make ….and eat. My husband says he doesn’t like chicken, but then he devours this every single time! Men. 😉

    • says

      Sam, I know exactly what you mean. It is always hard to find what the whole family will enjoy! Have a great weekend coming up!

  2. says

    I wish I had meals planned out for the entire week too Gloria! And I don’t even have a family of my own to worry about cooking for 😛 I sometimes even get stuck in a rut with what to make…it too easy to make the same things over and over again. This chicken sounds really awesome…and I bet kinda tastes like pizza! From the pepperoni, mozzarella…and smothered in sauce…ohhh boy! Wouldn’t expect the use of lemon juice, but I like it! Why do you add it? Hope you have a lovely day!
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    • says

      Kelly, great question! It kind of balances the tomato-y taste and just gives it a little acid = tang. Hope you’re having a fun evening!

    • says

      Katy, I know exactly what you mean. I have a hard time with ANY kind of raw meat, in that matter! Hope you’re have a great weekend, coming up!

    • says

      Ashley, I’m the same way. I rarely think of dinner right when my day starts. I sure wish I could get it situated long before the whole clan is reminding me how hungry they are. That’s why we gotta do fast, right?! 🙂

    • says

      Deb, you sound like me. We’ve been out of school for over a week and I’ve had no itinerary… and that includes making my poor, deprived children to fend for themselves. (But, they love it any way… so we all win with that one!) Have a great weekend!

    • says

      Sounds like my family. The deli man looks at me weird every time I arrive and ask for 2 pounds of pepperoni…. twice a week! He thinks it’s strange I don’t use it all for pizza. If he only knew! Thanks so much, my friend!

    • says

      Cindy, same here! We’ve been out for over a week and I’m already out of whack with a schedule. Especially with dinner. You’ll love how fast this is to put together! Have a great night!

  3. Pat Shannon says

    I don’t get it maybe it’s a age thing. If you have 4 chicken great cut them in half that’s eight pieces right? How does that serve 2. What am I miss? Thank You Pat Shannon

    • says

      Sorry, Pat! I just use 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut them in half to make four smaller ones. Unless you want them to be bigger, don’t cut them at all. But, these are the perfect size for a single serving when cutting them in half. Thanks for asking! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  4. says

    Baked chicken with cheese will be a winner at my house! Quick enough for busy weeknights yet “fancy” enough for company! My kind of recipe! Thanks, Gloria! My household is so hectic during the week, with dinner at a different time each night. Though I love to play in the kitchen, there just isn’t time most nights. This recipe is just what I need. 🙂
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  5. says

    I have totally been in a dinner rut lately so this looks perfect! I love how quick and easy it comes together not to mention how tasty it looks! Can’t wait to try this – pinning 🙂

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