Pepperoni Chicken



I wanted pizza, but I had already thawed the chicken. So I thought, why not make my taste buds happy & make the chicken taste like pizza! It worked for me!
Hubby said I can make it anytime!
***I forgot to take a picture, but I will next time I make it.***


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 4
    chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • ·
    pepperoni slices
  • 1
    jar of your favorite marinara sauce( or homemade)
  • ·
    mozzarella cheese( i used slices, you can use shredded)

How to Make Pepperoni Chicken


  1. BRINE
    Combine first 6 ingredients in a freezer bag.
    Add chicken, squeeze out excess air, place in a container in the fridge. ( I prepped this before work, so it sat for about 10 hours.)
  2. Drain chicken from brine. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess liquid.
  3. Cover bottom of a large skillet with the pepperoni slices, & cook on medium high heat until they start crisping on the edges & release some grease.( Do not drain grease.)
  4. Push pepperoni to the outside edges of the skillet.
  5. Add chicken, & brown on both sides until desired color. Reduce heat to medium low.
  6. Pour desired amount of marinara over the chicken & pepperoni. Cover.
  7. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, add cheese, replace cover to melt the cheese.
  8. Serve with pasta of choice, salad, & garlic bread.( I cooked spaghetti & tossed with the marinara & pepperoni to coat, then topped with chicken .) Enjoy!

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About Pepperoni Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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