Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Cheesy Pizza-Stuffed Chicken +VIDEO

Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken is an easy stuffed chicken breast recipe made in one pan, with lots of cheese and pepperoni to satisfy your pizza cravings!

Cheesy piece of chicken stuffed with pizza
Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken is one of those delicious meals that you will end up just adding to your weeknight menu.

The dish has all the delicious pizza fixings, minus the dough! Chicken breast is first butterflied and seasoned, then it's stuffed with garlic, pepperoni, and cheese.

How To Make Stuffed Chicken Breast

Topped with marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, more cheese, and more pepperoni. Baked to perfection, the chicken becomes tender, with a sweet tanginess from the marinara sauce and very cheesy. Serve it over pasta and with a light salad on the side!

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Helpful Tips to make Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken:

  • I like to make the recipe with larger chicken breasts, as they are easier to butterfly and stuff.
  • You can add less or more garlic, also, if you don’t have fresh garlic on hand, you can use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder per chicken breast.
  • Always make sure your chicken is at room temperature, if you put cold chicken in the oven, it will become tough.
  • You can use your favorite marinara sauce or pizza sauce in this recipe.
  • Same when it comes to the cheese, I used mozzarella, but even white cheddar would work. If you want to go all fancy, use a mix of gruyere, romano and provolone cheese.
  • The Italian seasoning is optional, but it will taste more like your favorite Italian pizza if you add it.
  • The chicken is best served over pasta, but its delicious on its own as well.

What you will need to make Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken:

  • Italian Seasoning- Delicious in this recipe, and its a nice seasoning to have in your pantry.
  • Baking Dish  - a square baking dish works well for this recipe.


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Yield: 6 servings

Cheesy Pizza Stuffed Chicken

Pizza Stuffed Chicken is an easy recipe made in one pan, with lots of cheese and pepperoni to satisfy your pizza cravings!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins


  • 3 chicken breasts, about 1lb each
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 package pepperoni slices
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • Italian seasoning, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Butterfly the chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper, inside and out.
  3. Open each chicken breast, and add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic to each one. Spread it evenly.
  4. Add about 5-6 pepperoni slices to each butterflied chicken breast on top of the garlic.
  5. Add about 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese to each chicken breast.
  6. Close the chicken over tightly, and transfer the chicken breasts to a lightly greased baking dish.
  7. Pour the marinara over top of the chicken and into the dish.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese, followed by the Italian seasoning, over the chicken.
  9. Top the dish with the remaining pepperoni slices.
  10. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is tender and fully cooked.
  11. You can also broil the top layer, for the last 5 minutes of baking. Watch it closely to not burn it.

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  1. So great recipe but now way it cooks in 25 min. When I pulled it out at 30 min and cut into it the breasts were still raw in the middle so I threw it in another 20 minutes. Other than that great!

    1. So it cooks for 55 minutes?

    2. I would imaging the cooking time would depend on the size and thickness of the breasts you are cooking.

    3. I have made this twice and also have to cook it for 55 minutes.

  2. That’s what I found too. It took a solid 40 minutes for the chicken to be cooked. Other than that it was awesome.

  3. It makes me so hungry looking at these pictures. I am making it tonight and can't wait. Thanks for the hint to bake it longer. I thought that was a short time to cook a chicken breast through.

  4. I was wanting to know if you could use sausage instead of pepperoni or just cheese for a cheese version?

    1. I was thinking the same thing. I'd slice the mushrooms thin. Saute them for about 2 minutes before I put them inside the chicken. If I was going to put a little Italian sausage in there I cook that also before I put it in the chicken. It wouldn't take much.

  5. I would like my son cook this for supper, he asked me mom what do you want for supper !

  6. Yes I topped with sausage and pepperoni I pulled sauce out of freezer had it in there so sliced it up and topped it!

  7. Anyone know what the Carb's are on this?

    1. The meat has none, so it'll come down to what cheese and sauce you use, and how much of it. Also, obviously, if you serve it over pasta or on its own.

  8. The only thing that would have carbs would be the marinara, I was wondering the same thing!

  9. Would I be able to freeze this? Before or after baking? I'll be having surgery next month and I want to prep our meals ahead of time.

  10. Made this dish, def would recommend baking longer then time given on here. 40-50 min depending on thickness of breasts

  11. how many caleries?? any idea per breast???

  12. I made this in the slow cooker on low for about 5 hours. It was so flavorful and tender!

  13. I made this tonight. It does take 40 min. to cook medium size breasts. I used a thermometer so it would be 165. My boyfriend made the comment how good it was, done right and not dry. Will definitely make it again.

  14. How does 3 chicken breasts yield 6 servings?

    1. Because the recipe calls for 3-1 pound chicken breasts. The is enough to feed at lest 6 people. Enjoy!

  15. It came out amazing very easy but I agree must cook it longer than 25 minutes maybe 35 to 45 depending on your oven but very filling my fiance loved it

  16. Everytime I read one of these awesome recipes, I look and I look and I look for the video, but I never see it. What am I missing here?

  17. My son loves the look of this recipe but asked if it would work with hamburger instead (he isn’t a chicken fan). Definitely going to give this a try, substituting ground beef for chicken and layering two flattened patties instead of folding over.

  18. Simple recipe. Very tasty. The whole family loves it. Added pesto to one. Delish!

  19. Where do I get Italian seasoning please

    1. Any grocery store in the spice aisle should have it

  20. Delicious but 1 hour cooking is needed. Childrens really love it! Next time I will put it on pasta.

  21. Anyone try putting fresh mushrooms in it? And if so did it make it runny and how did mushrooms cook?

    1. Mushrooms, sounds good, maybe saute them first.

  22. Does not need additional salt -- pepperoni supplies more than enough. I put a layer oc chopped zucchini, mushrooms and onions underneath the chicken. Instant vehhie dish, and a very tasty one, too. This was a big hit.

  23. You can serve this over SPAGHETTI SQUASH instead of traditional pasta for less calories.

  24. Joe K did this and I agree 20-25 is not enough I did 45 and could have done more will try cooking longer or maybe cook without sauce and then add sauce and finish cooking.

  25. I've made this twice. It is delicious. It did take at least 50 minutes each time. I wonder if the Chicken breasts in the recipe were pounded to tenderize and make an equal thickness all the way across each breast. That would probably help it cook faster.

  26. Was awesome had to cook longer didn't mind that. Got to eat some of the crispy pepperoni.

  27. would be good if you added nutritional facts too :)

  28. Anyone ever used Alfredo sauce instead of marinara?


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