Pepperoni and Mozzarella Chicken

Pepperoni and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

January 14, 2015Danita

Pepperoni and Mozzarella Chicken

I was going to call this “Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu” but I wasn’t sure it was OK to mix languages like that.  In French “cordon bleu” means blue ribbon, as in the best, taking first place.  Pepperoni and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken is definitely a “Blue Ribbon Winner”!  It combines the wonderful flavors of chicken and pepperoni while oozing with cheesy goodness!  Everyone in our family agreed this was and A+ recipe that would be even better topped with a little Marinara sauce and served with pasta.

Here’s the Recipe: 

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • about 20 pepperoni slice
  • 4 fresh mozzarella slices
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning 
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • about 1/2 cup oil (or enough to cover the bottom of skillet)

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Cut pocket in each chicken breast

*Shared on Time Saving Tuesday 

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

I used fresh mozzarella and it was totally worth it.  Mine came vacuum sealed and pre-cut into slices that were the perfect size for my chicken.  If you don’t have this you could use shredded or sliced mozzarella, just use 2 slices or a nice big pile of shredded.

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

Pull back top flap of chicken and place cheese and 4-5 pepperoni slices inside

Close flap…no need for toothpicks

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

In a shallow dish, combine flour, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and bread crumbs

In separate shallow bowl, combine egg and water and beat slightly

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

Cover a baking sheet with foil (for easy clean-up) and place a wire rack on top

*I use a jelly roll pan with a cookie cooling rack but if you don’t have one the chicken can be baked without it.

Cover the bottom of a large skillet with oil and heat on high

Dip each piece of chicken in egg then flour mixture to coat 

Place in hot oil and brown on both sides

Remove from skillet and place on prepared baking sheet

Bake about 30 minutes or until chicken is done 

*Time will depend on thickness of chicken 

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

Serve with warm marinara sauce and pasta 

pepperoni mozzarella stuffed chicken

 

The Blue Ribbon of Italian Chicken!

Pepperoni and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. about 20 pepperoni slice
  3. 4 fresh mozzarella slices
  4. 1/2 cup flour
  5. 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  6. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  7. 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  9. 1 egg
  10. 2 tablespoons water
  11. about 1/2 cup oil (or enough to cover the bottom of skillet)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut pocket in each chicken breast
  3. Pull back top flap of chicken and place inside cheese and 4-5 pepperoni slices
  4. Close flap
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. In a shallow dish, combine flour, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and bread crumbs
  7. In separate shallow bowl, combine egg and water and beat slightly
  8. Cover a baking sheet with foil (for easy clean-up) and place a wire rack on top
  9. Cover the bottom of a large skillet with oil and heat on high
  10. Dip each piece of chicken in egg then flour mixture to coat
  11. Place in hot oil and brown on both sides
  12. Remove from skillet and place on prepared baking sheet
  13. Bake about 30 minutes or until chicken is done
  14. *Time will depend on thickness of chicken
Notes
  1. *I use a jelly roll pan with a cookie cooling rack but if you don’t have one the chicken can be baked without it.
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20 Comments

  • Kacey W.

    April 23, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    This was great! I simplified a little by using thin-sliced chicken breasts. I just salted and peppered each side, put a few pepperoni and a little mound of shredded mozzarella on one side and folded over. I baked at 350 for 25 min, then spooned on spaghetti sauce with a little more mozzarella and baked for 5 more min or so. Yummy!!

    1. Danita

      April 23, 2015 at 9:37 PM

      Glad to hear Kacey! Love how you simplified it. Nothing like an easy recipe that’s also delicious! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and let me know.

  • Cydnee

    February 3, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Wow! Your recipe for Pepperoni and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken is awesome! So delicious! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  • Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    January 31, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Why haven’t I ever thought to throw an Italian twist on chicken cordon bleu?! It looks AMAZING! So glad you linked up at Your Turn To Shine! Pinned πŸ™‚

  • Nicole Neverman

    January 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    This sounds like a great. With chicken, mozzarella, and pepperoni what’s not to love? If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you’d drop this (and anything else you’d like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove anything goes link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

    1. Danita

      January 29, 2015 at 7:25 PM

      Thanks for stopping by Nicole and for the invite!

  • chrisyisblogging

    January 15, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    This looks so delicious, thanks for sharing

  • jessica

    January 15, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Teresa

    January 15, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    OH My, I would have never thought of that, it looks yummy. Pinning for later πŸ™‚

  • For what it’s worth-jeannie

    January 15, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    pinned, cause I am going to make this.

  • Lee Anne

    January 15, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Oh my gosh this recipe is brilliant! Going to have to pin this one πŸ™‚
    xoxo
    Lee Anne
    http://lifeinatx.com/

  • Joanie @ Zagleft

    January 15, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    These look absolutely fantastic and easy to make too. My family would love the idea of pepperoni and mozzerella with chicken. These are going on my menu for next week. Thank you.

  • Kathleen

    January 15, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Well this looks DELISH! Thanks for sharing! #TxWomenBloggers

  • Grace Grits and Gardening

    January 15, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Wow looks delicious and doesn’t sound that difficult to make. Yum.

  • Patti Tucker

    January 15, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    I am ready to make these…NOW…for breakfast!

  • Meredith McGee

    January 15, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    This looks delicious!

  • Julie @ Texan New Yorker

    January 14, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Ooohh, I love this, it’s like a lower carb calzone!!

    1. Danita

      January 14, 2015 at 7:48 PM

      That’s a great way to describe it! I LOVE calzones but they are pretty heavy on the carbs. Thanks for stopping by.

  • kylesgranny

    January 14, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    This looks so good! #TxWomensBloggers

  • Diana

    January 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Oh my gosh – this looks AMAZING!!! I’m definitely going to have to make this one!
    #TxWomensBloggers

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