Pizza chicken. It kind of sounds like what chicken parmesan is, but this is so not that. This is more fun and exciting than that. Imagine taking a big chicken breast and slitting a hole through it. Then, in that hole, you stuff it with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and then all your favorite toppings. To top it off, you bread it with Panko bread crumbs and pop it in the oven.
Are you imagining that? I can almost taste it! This is so delicious! Check out what our friends over at Snappy Gourmet had to say about this:
“This Pizza Chicken recipe is a quick and easy meal that is perfect for a family weeknight dinner. Not a lot of ingredients and with a side of veggies, you’ll have a complete meal that even your pickiest eaters will enjoy. This easy dinner recipe is so easy even the kids could make it!”
oh yeah, even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy this pizza chicken because it resembles their favorite food so much!
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup tomato sauce
Salt & Pepper
⅔ cup shredded Kraft Italian or Pizza blend cheese
3 tablespoons mini pepperoni
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Make incisions in the chicken “hasselback” style, about ½ inch apart, being careful not to cut all the way through the chicken.
Spoon about half of the tomato sauce into an even layer on the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking dish. Top with chicken. Spoon the remaining sauce on top of the chicken and in between the chicken slices. Sprinkle garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper on top of chicken.
Bake chicken about 20-25 minutes or until nearly cooked through.
Sprinkle cheese on top of chicken and in between chicken slices. Top with mini pepperoni. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted.
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Quick Tip: For a fun way to serve leftovers, make sandwiches with this chicken
Thanks again to Snappy Gourmet for this amazing recipe.