Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce

This recipe had been haunting me for months. Every week I would remember it, vow to make it over the weekend, but then life got in the way and the dish never got made. I’m not sure why it took so long, but the likely culprit is that I rarely eat pepperoni so making a special trip just for pepperoni was not in the cards. But, I finally remembered to buy a package of low-fat turkey pepperoni during a random shopping trip, and the resulting dish was quite tasty. I thought I would want some sort of pasta or carb with the dish, but I really didn’t miss it. To find the recipe, check out the January/February 2012 issue of Cooking Light magazine, or click here.

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 07:33:44

    This looks wonderful! My youngest loves pepperoni and this would be right up his alley. Cooking Light is one of my favorite magazines.๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Life is Full
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 07:39:29

    Sure looks tasty.๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cher
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 07:41:48

    Looks good๐Ÿ™‚
    Perfect weeknight meal

  4. Three-Cookies
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 08:10:38

    This reminds me of pizza minus the dough:)

  5. saffronandhoney
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 08:26:34

    As soon as I saw pepperoni – I thought yes! Looks wonderful.

  6. forgottenbeast
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 08:38:48

    Pretty! I do love pepperoni–thank goodness the vegan versions are pretty darn similar to the real thing. Now I want to go buy some vegan pepperoni to snack on…

  7. rondamkisner
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 08:40:47

    I might have to try a version of this!

  8. April Harris (@apriljharris)
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 08:50:37

    This sounds delicious, and I love how quick and easy it is to prepare!

  9. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 09:00:34

    How did I miss this recipe? It looks so delicious and like you, Yummy, I’m not a huge fan of pepperoni, but like the idea…if I can find it….of turkey pepperoni. I need to try this!

  10. thekalechronicles
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 09:11:22

    Once again, you have made something that reminds me of your name, a yummy chunklet. It looks delicious and that basil leaf sets it off nicely.

  11. kitchenbelleicious
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 10:09:08

    did you really just combine moist yummy chicken with rich delicious marinara sauce? CREATIVE-AMAZING, GENIUS!

  12. ceciliag
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 10:45:04

    wow, this is an unusual and wonderful collection of tastes, i would never have thought of it! YUMMY! Ok I really have to go down the back and pick that asparagus! I am so glad i popped in first though, have a lovely day.. c

  13. Kristin
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 11:41:22

    That NEEDS to be on our dinner menu STAT!

  14. Food,Photography & France
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 11:45:39

    Very nice, strong picture with really saturated colour. I bet it tastes good too.

  15. Miriam
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 12:36:51

    Yummy sauce!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  16. Anita Menon
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 13:27:07

    Delicious!

  17. mireia
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 14:08:31

    Looks great only that I have no idea where to get pepperoni in Spain!!!

  18. TrafficDiva
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 14:22:04

    The best dishes are the ones that are the simplest! PERFECTION! =)

  19. MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 15:12:39

    Well, that looks incredible!!! Yum.

  20. Purely.. Kay
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 17:42:54

    Another spectacular chicken dish. This just looks all kinds of delicious from the photo lol. I love it

  21. Anna @ the shady pine
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 18:44:51

    This looks lovely…a beautiful dinner dish!

  22. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 19:10:06

    Looks awesome. Was thinking of another stuffed chicken you made the other day.

  23. Simply Life
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 19:23:57

    mmm…I love that you used fresh basil with this- I’m sure it adds such a wonderful flavor!

  24. Amanda
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 20:20:39

    This looks and sounds super delicious!

  25. Audrey Allure
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 21:00:51

    I love pepperoni – this looks so yummy!

  26. Ameena
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 21:43:50

    I love how a recipe haunts you! So many things haunt me but I can’t say that cooking a new recipe is one of them.๐Ÿ™‚

    This looks delicious!

  27. Elaine
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 22:52:30

    The sauce and cheese looks so very good!

  28. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog)
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 00:06:57

    Chicken AND Pepperoni, why that sounds pretty delicious to me!!! Hugs, Terra

  29. Bam's Kitchen
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 00:10:59

    My teenage boys would be all over this dish. I think they would also have me add a dash of red dried peppers to your dish.

  30. hotlyspiced
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 00:31:23

    This is an excellent dish and I know my family would love it. What beautiful and vibrant colours and I’m sure the flavours are incredible. xx

  31. Reem | Simply Reem
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 01:27:52

    This sure looks wonderful!!!
    Trust me this is making me crave for a good pizza loaded with this delicious chicken in the awesome sauce …
    Drooollliiinnnggg….

  32. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 04:26:01

    This is making me droool! How great is this recipe. Bookmarked.

  33. Jana
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 04:29:13

    WOW!!! :0
    Sooooooooooooooooo wonderful
    I really love it
    Un besito
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

  34. Choc Chip Uru
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 04:43:53

    This entices even me to eat meet! Wow looks so good๐Ÿ˜€

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  35. Inger Wilkerson
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 06:31:44

    I’d need to make a special trip for pepperoni too, but I think this would be a big hit in our house!

  36. Maddy
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 08:44:04

    This looks delicious! I never just go out to buy pepperoni, but I do love it!

  37. Just A Smidgen
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 09:29:49

    Now that is a great substitution.. I’m glad you finally made this and posted it:)

  38. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 09:57:05

    hi yummy chunklet, how’s your pepperoni chicken.. looks delicious to me.
    i can eat this like once a week..yum yum… have a nice day

  39. Lisa Nocera (@LisaNutrition)
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 10:01:35

    Perfect for low carb dinner!๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Holly
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 10:13:49

    I am putting this on the dinner menu next week! It looks divine! Can’t wait to try it๐Ÿ™‚

  41. kitchen flavours
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 10:23:51

    This looks so delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Kelly
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:45:15

    The colour on that marinara sauce is truly extraordinary!

  43. sara
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 12:27:00

    Oh, this looks WONDERFUL! Love the flavors here, just looks fantastic.๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 12:31:48

    Must make that! I am so hungry right now and that is literally jumping off the page and making me drool.

  45. Caroline
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 12:56:00

    This is just sinful…looks delicious!! I’m with Geni, starting to drool….haha

  46. maha
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 14:12:54

    this looks so tempting n just awesome!u done it perfectly..nice.
    Maha

  47. Deanna
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 15:03:13

    I’ve been dreaming about pepperoni sauce for awhile now too, glad to see it isn’t just me!

  48. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 22:08:46

    Wow….does this look good! I don’t need any carbs with a meal like this. As a matter of fact….I don’t need a knife and fork! : )

  49. Mary Hirsch
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 05:24:05

    All I can say is, you eat well. You always seem to come up with a nutritious way to make a relatively standard dish even better. Your Posts are most helpful and inspiring. Mary

  50. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 07:42:26

    This looks delicious! I love the bright red color of the dish. So vibrant and inviting!

  51. eatinglikeahorse
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 16:06:22

    Ooh, sounds good. I don’t like pepperoni much but I bet a turkey version’s really good – and that tomatoey-melty-cheese topping looks amaaaazing๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 01:35:30

    YUM! This sounds like a great week night meal – the great part is that everything in this dish is kids favorites. It’s one of those delicious meals that will make family happy!

  53. Alice
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 11:57:41

    omg, I’m going to make eggplant parm for dinner and this looks way more delicious! … oh boy!

  54. Bizzy
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 19:29:59

    I am a big fan of Cooking LIght. You certainly made their recipe appealing.

  55. Yudith
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 17:54:39

    OH YUM! DOUBLE yum!๐Ÿ™‚ This is something that would be a fave at our house.

  56. heathersbytes
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 21:09:13

    That looks absolutely delicious!

  57. Jennifer Laceda (@jenlaceda)
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 01:01:25

    yes, yes, yes! love the marinara sauce on chicken!!!

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