My family loves chicken and pizza so why not combine the two in a non-traditional way. I have made this recipe a few times in the past but it’s been a WHILE. I found this recipe on Betty Crocker several years ago when I first started couponing (you can tell it’s been a long while because they have since changed the name of this dish on their site) and was looking for ways to use up the stock of noodles I had on hand. I had to adapted it a tiny bit to fit our family size and allergies.
Pepperoni Pizza Chicken & Pasta (Allergen Free)
- 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 oz sliced pepperoni
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 TBS Olive Oil
- 1 package GF noodles
- 2 TBS Tomato Paste
- 3 Garlic Cloves, minced (or 2 TBS Garlic Powder)
- 3 (8ounce) Cans Tomato Sauce
- 1 TBS Oregano
- 1 TBS Italian Seasoning
- 1 large Tomato, diced
- 2 Cups GF Beef Broth
Place chicken breasts flat on cutting surface. With knife parallel to cutting surface, cut a lengthwise slit in each chicken breast, forming a pocket, keeping other 3 sides intact. Stuff each chicken breast with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese (for DF/CF allergies DO NOT ADD CHEESE just the Pepperoni to the chicken), pressing the edges of each chicken breast to seal.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in 2 TBS Olive oil about 12-16 minutes (depending on thickness of chicken breasts), turning half way through, until well browned on both sides and cooked thoroughly.
Mean while cook pasta according to package. Also, in a seperate pot heat (over medium/high heat) 1 TBS Olive Oil, add garlic and tomato paste, cook for 3 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients (tomato sauce, oregano, Italian seasoning, tomato, broth) in pot, bring to boil, then simmer on low for 10 to 12 minutes until thickens.
Drain water off of pasta and add to the sauce mix pot. Serve chicken over the pasta & sauce, season with salt and pepper.
Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 min, Cook Time: 20 min
*Please forgive me for the poor picture quality. I am a busy mom that doesn’t have time to stage food or get a good shot of food before it is consumed. Most pictures are taken with my phone as I am serving my family. Thanks for understanding!