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Chicken Pizzaiola Recipe

Chicken Pizzaiola is a classic Italian recipe that is popular for a reason! Its tried-and-true flavors are pure comfort, and it couldn't be any easier to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 576kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
  • 1 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • 3 cups Spaghetti sauce
  • 2 ounces pepperoni I buy the pre-cooked slices to save time
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or enough to cover the bottom of the pan


  • Pour vegetable oil on bottom of pan. Heat the oil on medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, roll chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides. When oil is hot enough, place chicken into the pan of oil. (Hint: You can tell if the oil is ready by getting your fingers wet in water then flicking them at the pan of oil- if the oil splatters when the water mixes with it, its hot enough. If not, let it get hotter.)
    pressing raw chicken into bread crumb mixture
  • Cook chicken for several minutes on each side until golden brown and not pink in the center.
    cooking chicken pizzaiola in a frying pan
  • Place 4-5 slices of pepperoni on each chicken breast and let it sit for about a minute to heat through.
    adding pepperoni to chicken breasts
  • Pour spaghetti sauce over the top of the chicken then sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
    pouring sauce on top of chicken breasts
  • Cover the pan and continue cooking 'til cheese is melted.
    covering a pan with chicken
  • Serve over your favorite pasta and ENJOY!
    chicken pizzaiola served on top of rotini pasta


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1892mg | Potassium: 1161mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1208IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 365mg | Iron: 4mg