Monday, April 12, 2010

So good I had to share

Tonight for dinner I made Chicken, Pepperoni and Swiss Cheese Roll Ups
They were super easy to make and the kids LOVED IT!
I always love when a new dish goes over really well with everyone in the family. Since dinner was won over by so many age groups, I thought I would share it here with you! Let me know if you try it, and what you think! Bon' Appetit'!

6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 1/2 C prepared marinara sauce
12 Large Pepperoni
4 1/2 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
1/3C Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/3C Breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1) Place each chicken breast between a sheet of plastic wrap and, using a meat mallet, pound thin. The flatter you can get the chicken, the better. Sprinkle the chicken with Italian seasoning.
2) In a baking dish, pour the marinara sauce evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, so that it is covered.
3) Place equal amounts of pepperoni and Swiss cheese on each chicken breast
4) Using both of your hands together, roll each chicken breast up as tight as you can and place in the baking dish on top of the marinara sauce. Try to keep as much of the pepperoni and cheese inside of the chicken as possible.
5) In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Set aside.
6) Once all of the stuffed chicken breasts have been placed in the baking dish, top them with the butter mixture, spreading evenly over the top of each stuffed chicken roll-up. Bake for 4o minutes. Serve immediately.

Instead of using plain breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning on each chicken breast, I just used Italian breadcrumbs on the topping and that gave it enough flavor.
I also bought Turkey Pepperoni to cut down on the fat content, I did however, use about 5 pepperoni per chicken breast.
I also put the chicken into a zip lock bag and closed it shut before pounding thin. Simply put onto a plate and move onto the next chicken breast. I feel like it makes the pounding a lot easier and a lot cleaner.


jasonandchrista said...

Sounds delicious! Is the pepperoni taste pretty strong? I love it, but my hubby doesn't like pepperoni, but I think I'll try this for dinner anyways... :)

Bekah said...

We are not big on pepperoni in my family either but using the turkey pepperoni really tones down the spice/flavor of the pepperoni. See if you can find the turkey pepperoni and try that.