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Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts

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Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts is an Italian inspired chicken that is just dripping with ease, perfection and tons of cheesy bites. Deliciously melty and the perfect compliment to the pull apart pizza bread appetizer, you get the best of both worlds with a full week night dinner everyone in your family will love.

baked chicken breasts with cheese and pepperoni

Baked Chicken “Pizza” Breasts are such a fun and exciting way to enjoy a delicious dinner everyone will love. I make this chicken breast pizza with simply ingredients like mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, but you can also alter with crumbled sausage bits or add some mushrooms, green peppers, and olives to dial up the flavor.

Can you stuff the Chicken Breasts?

You can! I like making chicken the easy way, but you can easily cut the middle of your chicken, prep as normal, and instead of adding on top at that step, simply add to middle of chicken and continue baking.

Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 12 mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices pepperoni, quartered
  • chopped fresh basil for garnish, optional

How to make Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts Keto Friendly?

I know so many people are on low carb diets. I love putting out great low carb side dishes like my loaded cauliflower casserole. This chicken breast recipe is no exception!

You can easily make this dinner recipe low carb and keto friendly by removing the bread crumbs and baking naked, then following instructions with toppings.

If you want the crunch, many people on low carb diets also use Almond Meal/Flour, Parmesan cheese and mayo mixture, or Panko. You can make up your mind on what works best for you or skip them all to be sure.

chicken pizza ingredients without the crust

Looking for more Chicken Recipes?

You must try this Pineapple chicken from the slow cooker. Its dump and serve and GREAT.

You may also be wanting to expand on your pizza, so try this Caprese pizza recipe.

Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts

Preheat oven to 400 and grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, cheese, salt, oregano, basil and pepper. Mix well.

making homemade bread crumbs

 

In a separate shallow dish, add egg and beat well.

Dip chicken into egg and coat on both sides, then dip into bread crumb mixture, turning to coat both sides.

chicken breasts in bread crumbs, both sides

Place onto prepared baking pan.

Repeat for the other piece of chicken.

place chicken on baking sheet for oven

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and top each with half of the pizza sauce, half of the cheese and half of the pepperoni.

 

marinara sauce on chicken breasts

cover your chicken with cheese and pepperoni

Return to oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve topped with fresh basil.

chicken pizza ready to go with low carb option

 

Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts is an Italian inspired chicken that is just dripping with ease, perfection and tons of cheesy bites. Deliciously melty and the perfect compliment to the pull apart pizza bread appetizer, you get the best of both worlds with a full week night dinner everyone in your family will love. Keto Low Carb Option Available

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, main dish, pizza
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 12 mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices pepperoni quartered
  • chopped fresh basil for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, cheese, salt, oregano, basil and pepper. Mix well.
  3. In a separate shallow dish, add egg and beat well. Dip chicken into egg and coat on both sides, then dip into bread crumb mixture, turning to coat both sides.
  4. Place onto prepared baking pan. Repeat for the other piece of chicken.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top each with half of the pizza sauce, half of the cheese and half of the pepperoni.
  6. Return to oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve topped with fresh basil.

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