Tonight we tried a new recipe! Low-carb Pepperoni Pizza Chicken from Kalyn’s Kitchen. This is one of those recipes that, if you didn’t know it was, you wouldn’t think it was something you could eat on a diet. Just look at all that beautiful cheese.
To make things easier, since today was a work day, I browned the chicken this morning before I left for the office. It was super simple! The recipe says to cut each breast in half and then pound it flat. Uh-oh! I realized this morning that I don’t have a meat mallet. But do you know what works great as a substitute? A Pyrex measuring cup!
Nice flat chicken fillets, sprinkled with Italian seasoning and browned, ready to be baked:
When I got home from work, all that was left was to simmer the sauce to reduce it, then top the breasts:
And then came the best part. All that ooey gooey mozzarella. I splurged a bit on this part. I know I could have used the shredded mozz that I already had in the fridge, but I wanted to do it up right. So I got the good stuff.
And then I topped it with some yummy pepperoni slices:
And put it in to bake at 400 degrees for a half hour. While it baked, we did our Wednesday night dancing, and killed a bit of time. We certainly worked up an appetite, and I’m so glad we did. After I saw this delicious pan of chicken come out of the oven my mouth was watering.
The pepperoni slid a little bit, but no matter. Every bite was a little bit of decadence. It was all the best parts of pizza on top of tender, juicy chicken. This recipe rates three enthusiastic Yums. It’s definitely a keeper!