Pepperoni Stuffed ChickenSubmitted by: LEIGHWOMAN
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
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.