Skinny Pepperoni Pizza Chicken

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This chicken recipe has a wonderful pepperoni pizza flavor. And with just 5 ingredients, it doesn’t get easier to make! Perfect for a quick dinner. Each serving has 249 calories, 7 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients

⅔ cup onions, diced

1⅓ cup pizza sauce or pasta sauce, I like Prego, see shopping tips

8 slices Hormel’s 70% less fat turkey pepperoni, cut each into pieces, see shopping tips

4 chicken breasts (4 ounces each) pounded thinner, see shopping tips

1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Place onions in a small microwave safe bowl.  Cook in microwave for about 1 minute to soften. Mix onions into pizza sauce.

3. Place chicken breasts in pan. Top each breast with ⅓ cup pizza sauce. Place 2 slices of chopped pepperoni slices on top of each chicken breast.  Sprinkle each with ¼ cup cheese.

4. Place pan in oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

Makes 4 servings. Each serving 1 breast.


Shopping Tips

There are several brands of jarred pizza or pasta sauce. I love Prego’s.

I used Hormel’s 70% reduced-fat turkey pepperoni. You’ll find it in the luncheon meat section of most supermarkets. It’s so low in calories and fat compared to regular pepperoni. One serving (17 slices) has 70 calories and 4 grams of fat. And it’s gluten-free!

Many supermarkets sell packages of thin chicken breasts. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s. Or pound your own by placing each chicken breast between 2 slices of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Pound with a meat mallet or back of a wooden spoon until each breast is thinner.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
249 calories, 7g fat, 4g sat. fat, 70mg chol, 37g prot, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 10mg sod, 4g sugar