Chicken Breasts Baked with Pepperoni and Mozzarella

    1 hour 15 minutes

    An Italian baked chicken recipe. You don't need to add salt, as the pepperoni is salty enough. You also may want to seal each pocket with a toothpick to keep the mozzarella in place.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 large chicken breasts
    • 100g sliced pepperoni
    • 130g mozzarella cheese
    • 10 to 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 150ml olive oil
    • 1 large bunch of basil
    • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Line a baking tray with alfoil so that there is enough foil to totally wrap the breasts in. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. Slice a pocket in each chicken breast, stuff with 4 to 5 pieces of sliced pepperoni and a piece of sliced mozzarella. Place all the breasts on the foil.
    3. Scatter the cherry tomatoes, the rest of the pepperoni and basil leaves on the top of the chicken breasts. Add some freshly ground black pepper, pour over the olive oil. seal the foil parcel and cook in the preheated oven for 45 mins.
    4. After 45 mins undo the foil parcel and place back in oven for 10 to 15 mins.
    5. Rest for 5 mins and serve with some warm crusty bread to mop up all the delicious juices.

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    Used different ingredients. I really don't like basil,so i used 1 teaspoon of 'dried' oregano instead!I couldn't get 'fresh' oregano (unfortunately),so had 2 use dried,but it still tasted good!  -  27 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    , I found this very easy to make, I love tomato and basil and the taste of it with the chicken pepperoni and mozzerella was truly lovely. My whole family enjoyed this dish, which makes a change, so I will definately be making this again. Also if you make a deep enough pocket and push the cheese right in, it doesn't escape, I also wrapped the foil tightly around the chicken so maybe that helped to.  -  07 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    this is really good meal......had it a long time ago in restaurant and this recipe reminded me of how to cook it the taste of the chicken, cheese and pepperoni all together is brillant idea and taste even better with lovely tomato sauce Had trouble with keeping the cheese in the chicken so will have to think of good way to do that...maybe wrap string around the chicken  -  16 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)