finished pizza stuffed chicken breast

pizza stuffed chicken breasts

finished pizza stuffed chicken breast

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

pizza stuffed chicken filling

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.

pounding chicken

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.

sauced chicken breast

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.

filling chicken roll

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.

pre cooked pizza stuffed chicken rolls

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.

finished pizza stuffed chicken breast

And there you have it, delicious pizza stuffed chicken breasts! Enjoy!

pre cooked eggplant parmesan

eggplant parmesan

We love to try new things in the Kootenay Spice kitchen. This eggplant parmesan was our first attempt at cooking eggplant and we love it! Layered like lasagna, fresh mozzarella, homemade breadcrumbs and our signature marinara sauce make this recipe unique and delicious!

This meal will feed 2-4 people and requires the following:

eggplant parmesan ingredients

1 large eggplant
2 cups marinara sauce
mozzarella, sliced in ¼” slices
parmesan, grated
2 Tbsp olive oil
¾ cup flour
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
oil for frying
fresh basil
fresh rosemary
pepper to taste

Preheat the vegetable oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat. Preheat the oven to 400˚F.

sliced eggplant

While the pan and oven are heating, peel your eggplant. The easiest way to do this is cut the ends off and peel with a potato peeler. Slice lengthwise into ½” slices.

eggplant parmesan ingredients

Dip the eggplant in flour, then the egg, then press firmly into the breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Set aside and continue with the rest of the eggplant.

breaded eggplant

Fry the eggplant in batches of 3-4, taking care not to overcrowd your pan. Fry about 2-3 minutes per side, until they are lightly browned.

marinara lined pan

Lightly coat the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish with some marinara sauce.

Place a single layer of eggplant in the pan. Cut them to fit if necessary. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese and add a layer of mozzarella slices. Pour about ½ of the marinara sauce over the cheeses.

parmesan mozzarellapre cooked eggplant parmesan

Add another layer of eggplant, cheeses and the rest of the sauce. Top with basil, rosemary and pepper, followed by a final layer of mozzarella.

cheesed pre cooked eggplant parmesan

Bake about 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is beginning to brown.

finished eggplant parmesan

And there you have it! Fairly simple and very delicious! Once you try it, you will completely understand why it is our favourite way to cook eggplant!