Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chicken Pizzaiola

This is such an easy meal.  Owen gave it an 8, Aaron and I gave it a 9, and Noah gave it a perfect 10.  This is Chicken Pizzaiola from Cook's Illustrated, and we really like this meal.  It's tasty and quick to make.  I use turkey pepperoni to cut down on the calories, but other than that I follow the recipe exactly.

1 lb chicken tenders
turkey pepperoni
1 c grated parmesan
1 c grated mozzarella (I use a little more)
3 c marinara sauce
salt and pepper
Pasta to serve

Preheat oven to 450.  Salt and pepper the chicken pieces well (do not undersalt!).  Spread the parmesan in a dish and coat the chicken pieces liberally with parmesan.  Grease a 9x13 pan.  Pour marinara in the bottom.  Place chicken pieces on top.  Cook for 15 minutes, then carefully (sauce splatters and it's hot!) remove the pan from the oven and increase oven temperature to 475. 
Cover chicken pieces with pepperoni slices, then cover with mozzarella cheese.  Cook for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.  (I cooked mine a bit longer.)  Serve with pasta.

This ends up being about 275 calories per serving, and this recipe makes 6 servings.  So great!

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