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Delicious, healthy skillet chicken with a homemade spicy pepperoni sauce. The perfect way to get your pizza fix in a healthy one pan meal that the whole family will love!

Skillet Chicken with Spicy Pepperoni Sauce

Delicious, healthy skillet chicken with a homemade spicy pepperoni sauce. The perfect way to get your pizza fix in a healthy one pan meal that the whole family will love!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword skillet chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 20 slices pepperoni (I used turkey), coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups healthy tomato pasta sauce*
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cupĀ  reducedĀ fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and pepperoni; cook 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. 
  3. Add oregano; cook 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil.
  4. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Add chicken to skillet; cook 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned, turning after 3 minutes and cook until chicken juices run clear. 
  5. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

Recipe Notes

Use any pasta sauce you like, I recommend healthy low-sodium marinara sauce or a roasted garlic

Leave out red pepper flakes if cooking for kids, or if you don't enjoy spicy food

Adapted from Cooking Light