Cooking: Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce

15 Jan

Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce from Cooking Light, January 2012

Make this recipe.  I am not even kidding.  It is fantastic!  Pair with whatever leftover pasta you have in your pantry and a can of vegetables and you have an amazing dinner.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 16 slices pepperoni, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and pepperoni; cook 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add oregano; cook 30 seconds. Add marinara sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil.
  3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Add chicken to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, turning after 3 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts.



Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Recipes, Reviews


2 responses to “Cooking: Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce

  1. frugalfeeding

    January 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Oh my lord, it looks fantastic and rich! I really need to make this. With emphasis on the word need.

  2. Eric B

    January 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    This looks quite delicious. I usually don’t tackle recipes with more than 5 ingredients, but may need to make an exception here. I think I can pull this off…

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