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Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts

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
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, main dish, pizza
Servings: 2 people
Author: Salty Side Dish

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place onto prepared baking pan. Repeat for the other piece of chicken.
  • 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.
  • Return to oven to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve topped with fresh basil.

Notes

Weight Watchers Nutritional Information: 4 Points per serving for 2 servings IF skipping the breading and parm cheese and using fat free mozz cheese and turkey pepperoni