Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mozzarella Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken Breasts

So, week 1 down and so is 6.8 pounds WOOT WOOT!
Aside from the plague descending on our house leaving my daughters and I hacking, coughing, sniffling, and coughing some more...my first week was pretty darn easy.  I didn't have a ton of cravings, it was mostly needing to stop myself from reflexively grabbing a piece of candy as I walked by the dish.
Also, if anyone would like to see my weekly food log, just email me and I will email it back to you.  I am very Virgo so I keep track of everything, HA!
Onto the recipe!
We had this last night and it was SCRUMPTIOUS!  The pepperoni added a little kick to the chicken breast and who can resist gooey, melty mozzarella cheese?!  The kiddos and hubby loved it too.  According to my lovely daughter, it is like a cross between Chicken Parmesan and Pizza.  I served this with Parmesan & Herb Pasta that I made using Trader Joes High Fiber Spaghetti and a Caesar Salad, hold the croutons.

Mozzarella Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 slices of pepperoni (turkey or regular)
  • 4 ounces Mozzarella Cheese plus a little more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 cup low sugar Marinara Sauce.  I used Trader Joes Three Cheese Pasta Pomodoro Sauce
  • Garlic Salt, to taste
  • Dried Oregano, to taste
  • Dried Basil, to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese, to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray.
Cut a deep, horizontal pocket in each chicken breast, being careful to not cut chicken breast in half.
Sprinkle Garlic Salt, Dried Oregano, and Dried Basil into the pockets.  Stuff with 1 ounce Mozzarella Cheese and 4 pieces of Pepperoni per chicken breast.  Using a toothpick, carefully close pocket to prevent all your luscious filling from melting out while baking.  Cover each breast with 1/4 cup of your Marinara Sauce

Place chicken in baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese.  Return to oven and bake an additional 5 minutes until cheeses are melted.  If you like to have your cheese slightly browned, turn on your broiler for the last 1 minute.
Let sit for 3-5 minutes before serving and make sure you remove you toothpicks!


  1. Boy Siggy that looks and sounds so good. And Yeah on your weight loss. Great job :-)

  2. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks so good! I am like you, not feeling deprived.


  4. Printing out right now - love your blog - congrats on your weight loss!

  5. Hi. Just found your blog. This recipe looks amazing. I have a blog too, although due to a recent death in my family, I am not blogging too much, but trying to at least twice a week. My blog is www.mycruisecontrol.blogspot.com. Keep up the good work on your weight loss. Our little blogging community is a great source of support!

  6. How did I not know you have a new blog Missy?? This chicken sounds fab! And congrats on almost 7 pounds lost in a week!! Holla!!!! :)

  7. Thanks for the recipe ... just found your blog!

  8. I tried this yesterday and I must say this is one of the best stuffed chicken breast recipes I've ever tried. My family loves this too. thanks for the recipe.


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