When I think of Sunday night dinner, I think of this stuffed chicken pepperoni pizza bake. Checks all the boxes for me. I'm obsessed with my mom's Big Batch, Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce and always have that on hand. Chicken, cheese, pepperoni? I'm in! This is such an easy dinner too. It takes very little prep work and it's a gourmet feast!
The Stuffed Chicken Breast Series: An Easy, Gourmet Treat
But before I get into that, I'd like to welcome you to my Stuffed Chicken Breast Series. Yes, I'm going all in with stuffed chicken breast recipes. A while back, I posted an Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu which is my mom's recipe and I've always loved it. So awesome. Now, I want to dedicate some time and attention to more stuffed chicken breast recipes and techniques.
For example, there are methods to choose from. The first is butterfly, stuff & fold, like my cordon bleu. Next option, slice down the top of breast to make a pocket, stuff crumpled tin foil into the pocket, sear it, then add the filling into the pocket. This seems like it will work if you have a creamier filling. Lastly, there is the rolling method: butterfly the breast, pound it thin, lay out/spread your filling onto the chicken, then roll the breast. For this type of technique your filling should lay flat and not be bulky. There are so many exciting combinations and methods to try! Also, yes, there are many more variations on how best to stuff your boneless chicken breast. These are simply a jumping off point!
Chicken, Homemade Sauce, Cheese and Pepperoni anyone?
What's great about this recipe is you can do your own thing with the sauce. Yes, if you're pressed for time, grab your favorite jarred sauce and use that. However, if you're planning ahead my mom's Big Batch Spaghetti Sauce is fantastic for this recipe. Simply pull out the containers of sauce you stockpiled in your freezer, let it thaw overnight and presto - Sunday night dinner just got a little easier.
This recipe is great on its own and, of course, a natural side for this is pasta! Or if the chicken is indulgent enough simply serve with a side salad. Either way - there won't be one scrap of food left! Enjoy!