Chicken Pepperoni

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Chicken Pepperoni

A tantalizing fusion of succulent chicken and savory pepperoni, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 882 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 each chicken breasts boneless, skinless, 1/2 thick, pounded
  • to taste salt & pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning dryed
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper white
  • 2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 cup onion chopped, about 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 cup red pepper, sweet diced into ½ inch pieces, about 1 pepper
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce or homemade if you have a favorite recipe
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth or water
  • 8 oz pasta your choice of shape, thin spaghetti or penne are my choices
  • 16 pieces pepperoni 4 per chicken breast
  • 16 oz mozzarella shredded, can use freshly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix all dried seasonings with flour. Dredge chicken breasts.
  • In a large deep ovenproof frying pan heat butter and oil over medium-high heat, stir to mix. When hot, sear pounded chicken breast ( that have been dredged in flour with spices) until lightly browned on each side. Remove to a plate or baking dish, cover, set aside
  • Remove pan from heat (do not drain oil and butter), add wine carefully, let steam subside and stir and scrape bottom of pan.
  • Return pan to heat and lower to medium. Toss in onion, pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spaghetti sauce, water or broth and uncooked spaghetti.
  • Stir well to mix. Nestle browned chicken breasts down into pan, making sure that they aren't overlapping.
  • Pop into fully heated 350° F oven and bake, uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Top each piece of chicken with three slices of pepperoni and a large handful of cheese using all of it. Pop back into over and bake/broil until cheese has fully melted, about 5-8 minutes. Watch carefully as all oven behave differently.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ozCalories: 882kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 40gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1989mgPotassium: 917mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2331IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 644mgIron: 5mg
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