Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Bake


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 oz sliced pepperoni
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 of a white onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 jar of pizza sauce or marinara
  • 1 tbs olive oil + 1 tsp
  • 6 oz mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Add 1tsp olive oil to a saucepan or skillet on medium heat
  • Sauté onions for 1 minute and then add garlic. Cook for another two minutes on low to medium.
  • Add your sauce and simmer on low while you trim your chicken
  • Rinse chicken breasts with water. Pat dry and cut crosswise for a thinner portion. (You can also buy thin cuts to begin with at your grocer)
  • With a meat mallet (or whatever tool you have handy for such a task) pound chicken breasts with a goal of having them nice and thin, but not falling apart.
  • Season each breast with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning
  • In a large skillet add 1 tbs olive oil and cook half of your chicken breasts for about 2 min per side until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan, set aside and repeat with batch two.
  • Add chicken breasts to a 9×13 casserole dish and spoon sauce over breasts
  • Top with sliced cheese and pepperoni
  • Back for 25 – 30 minutes until chicken reaches internal temp of 165F