Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pepperoni Chicken Roll-ups

Josh found this recipe and cooked it up for dinner one night. It was actually pretty darn good! I had him go light on the pepperoni and cheese on mine, and the sauce was a nice addition of flavor (even though we used the jarred kind and not homemade).

Pepperoni Chicken Roll-Ups
adapted from Brenda on All-recipes
serves 4 as written, we easily halved the recipe for the 2 of us

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
12 slices pepperoni
4 slices (or 1 cup shredded) mozzarella cheese
1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 pinch garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian-style seasoning
1-2 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Pound chicken breasts flat with a meat mallet. Season to taste with garlic powder, salt, pepper and Italian style seasoning.

Place 3 slices pepperoni on each chicken breast and top each with a slice of cheese. Roll up breasts and fasten with toothpicks.

Heat 1-2 tsp olive oil in a small fry pan. Brown chicken rolls in oil about 5 minutes each side. Place chicken in a baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over chicken, and top with a little extra cheese if desired.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
These were pretty tasty. They were a tad greasy from the pepperoni, but you could sub turkey pepperoni if you can find it. We used fat free mozzarella, and it would also be a little healthier if we used our homemade spaghetti sauce.


  1. I've just stumbled on your blog. This looks really tasty, and I think I'll try it out this week! I, too, am a newly married gal trying to improve my cooking skills. Thanks, for sharing, and I'll be visiting a lot!

  2. I was actually looking for a recipe like this to on my blog. I had been watching Chuck on Monday and that is what they had for dinner. I've been thinking about it since. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is very good. I made it about a month or so ago, just for fun, and today is my daughter's 12th birthday and she asked that I make this for her and her friends for her birthday party. So, if nothing else, the kids like it and that's half the battle. God bless!!