Pepperoni Chicken Bake with Basil Pesto and Tomato Sauce
Pepperoni Chicken with Basil Pesto and Marinara Sauce smothered with Mozzarella cheese. Only 15 minutes of prep, and 20-30 minutes of cooking time. Just like pizza stuffed with Mozzarella and pepperoni but with the chicken instead of the crust. This easy weeknight dinner is low-carb and gluten-free. A family favorite!
Course Main Course
Keyword pepperoni chicken
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
4slicesMozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish.
Spread with the marinara sauce on top.
Add basil pesto on top.
Add Mozzarella cheese slices on top, wrapping them around chicken.
Add pepperoni on top.
Bake at 400 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes. The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
After you have baked the pepperoni chicken, there will be a good amount of sauce + grease + water at the bottom of the pan. You can serve the chicken and discard the sauce. Or, even better, use this tasty sauce to pour over cooked pasta or rice.
Depending on the type of marinara sauce and basil pesto you use, you might have to season the chicken with salt.