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Pepped Up Chicken Recipe

Pepped Up Chicken

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"This dish goes together quickly and is a favorite with kids. I like to serve it with angel hair pasta tossed with butter and a salad. On nights that I don't have time to marinate the chicken, I just coat it with the dressing."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the chicken breasts and Italian dressing in a zip-top bag. Seal bag, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and place in a baking dish. Discard used marinade. Layer pepperoni slices evenly over chicken. Cover dish with foil, and bake in the preheated oven until the juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chicken breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  4. Remove chicken from the oven, uncover, and top each chicken breast with a slice of provolone cheese. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 2011

Easy and very flavorful. I varied the recipe a little. After taking the pepperoni topped chicken out of the oven and removing the foil, I poured on spaghetti sauce, and topped with mozzarella. EXCELLENT low carb Chicken Parmesan!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2011

I thought this was ok but probably won't make it again.


11 Ratings

Mar 21, 2012

This is my new favorite meal! My dad and I make this every other week or so! You can either use provolone (which I suggest) or sprinkle Parmesan on it, but I do both (I like cheese) Great with angel hair pasta in a buttery sauce, or a spaghetti sauce! This is so yummy!!!

Nov 11, 2011

This is very good! My family loved it and it was EASY!!

Jan 24, 2012

Mmmm. So easy and so yummy. My 4 year old daughter even eats it (trust me that's saying something). This is simple, requires very few ingredients and is an excellent spin on boring old chicken breasts. Try it!

Apr 13, 2012

I had been looking for a recipe for chicken and pepperoni for a while and I must say this one is tops! Very easy and delicious!

Feb 15, 2015

This was a hit with my family, we all enjoyed it; the combination of chicken, pepperoni and cheese was delicious, we'll likely be adding this recipe to our monthly rotation. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Rae, it was a hit.

Oct 02, 2013

Pretty blah..sounded more interesting than it tastes. Maybe it depends on the type of "zesty Italian Dressing" used and/or the thickness of the chicken breast.


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  • Calories
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 42.6 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 37.2 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 1690 mg
  • 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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