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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 312.9
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 139.0 mg
  • Sodium: 397.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 38.0 g

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Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken




Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
    2 oz. part skim mozzarella cheese
    16 slices turkey pepperoni
    1/2 c. bread crumbs
    1 large egg
    1/2 c. all purpose flour

Directions

1. Trim the chicken breasts of any large clumps of fat that may be still attached. Slice each breast in half diagonally to create two diamond-like shaped pieces. Using a small, sharp knife, cut a pocket into the side of each breast piece. This can be slightly tricky on thinner pieces so be careful. Be sure not to cut all the way through the meat but rather just into one side so that the fillings will stay in.

2. Stuff each piece of chicken with 1/2 oz. of cheese and about 4 slices of pepperoni. Lightly season each piece with salt and pepper. Set the stuffed chicken aside.

3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Collect three shallow dishes and put the flour in one, the egg in another and the bread crumbs in the third. Beat the egg until it is an even consistency (adding a 1/2 tsp of water helps break it up).

4. One by one, coat each piece of chicken in the flour, then the egg then the bread crumbs. Use your hands so that you can keep the open side of the pocket pinched closed and keep the fillings in. The flour helps the egg adhere and the egg keeps the bread crumbs in place. This is a basic bread coating.

5. Place all four pieces of chicken on the baking sheet and place it in the oven. Bake the chicken (to cook the inside) for about 25 minutes (longer if you have larger pieces). Remove from the oven (check to make sure the chicken is cooked through) and serve immediately!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEIGHWOMAN.






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