Chicken parmesan is one of my favorite dinners of all time. Who doesn’t love crispy chicken with gooey melted mozzarella? No one. And luckily for me it can easily be made healthy without loosing much flavor. So I can enjoy my favorite meal more often.
But the classic can get boring – so one way I like to mix it up is to add sliced pepperoni for a pizza spin on a classic chicken parmesan.
4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2/3 cup marinara sauce (depending on how much sauce you like)
1/3 cup sliced pepperoni (about ten slices)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Set a cooling rack over a baking sheet, lightly coat with non-stick spray. Set up your dredging station with one bowl of breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning mixed in, and another bowl with the beaten egg.
Begin by lightly pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness so they cook evenly. Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper.
First dip the chicken in the egg then the breadcrumbs. Feel free to dip back into the egg and breadcrumbs for a thicker crust. Set on cooling rack. Repeat for all chicken breasts.
Bake chicken for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chicken so keep an eye on it!
Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the oven and layer the sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella on top. Turn the broiler on and put the chicken back in the oven to melt the cheese. This should only take about two minutes.
Serve with a simple vegetable, we did roasted brussels sprouts.