Today we are sharing with you our recipe for pizza stuffed chicken breast. Yes you read that right, pizza stuffed chicken breast! A delicious and different way to prepare your chicken.
You will need:
6 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless)
1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 cup mozzarella cheese, cut into thin strips
1 prepared Kootenay Spice salami or 1 package sliced pizza meat
1 can tomato paste
Kootenay Spice Italian Seasoning
½ cup bread crumbs or crushed crackers
You can also add things like pineapple or olives, but the more stuffing you have, the harder it is to roll and keep everything together.
First of all, you need to pound out the chicken breasts. The easiest way to do this is put the breast between two pieces of saran wrap and pound it out with a blunt, heavy object. We use a rolling pin, but a heavy pan will work too.
Be careful not to pound the chicken too thin or it will fall apart when you roll everything together.
Preheat your oven to 400˚F.
Once all of the chicken is pounded thin, we can start rolling them up. Spread a thin layer of tomato paste over one of the chicken breasts and sprinkle it with Kootenay Spice Italian Seasoning.
Place the cheese, pepper and Salami or pizza meat on the breast. Salami made from Kootenay Spice Salami Cure is ideal for this recipe, however we were fresh out and ended up with store-bought pizza meat instead. Roll the breast so that everything is on the inside of the roll and close with a few toothpicks. If you have lots of stuffing, it is easier to fold the breast in thirds instead of rolling it. Set the rolls aside on a cutting board or cookie sheet, not into your baking dish yet.
Once all of your rolls are done, drizzle on a bit of olive oil and coat in breadcrumbs. We generally coat one side, flip the rolls over and coat the second side. Do not do this step in the same pan you are using to bake the rolls, as the bread crumbs will burn and stick to your pan and be a royal pain for clean up later.
Once they are breaded you can put the chicken rolls into a large baking pan. Cook for about 30 minutes, until the cheese is melting and the rolls have reached an internal temperature of 165˚F. Let cool and set for a few minutes before serving.
And there you have it, delicious pizza stuffed chicken breasts! Enjoy!