Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stuffed Pizza Chicken Breast

Our family's personal chef (aka Dad) created a touchdown of a meal this week!  Yay, score Dad! He had the idea to make a low carb stuffed chicken dish.

Our shopping list included:

Boneless skinless chicken breast
Mozzarella cheese
Sliced peperoni
Pizza sauce

To prepare to stuff the chicken,  he gathered the necessary tools including a cutting board, knives, Deep pan for the oven, olive oil to coat the pan and seasoning for the chicken. He prepared the chicken by washing it off.

First, he placed the chicken on the cutting board. He sliced the chicken through the middle creating a pocket to stuff. He made sure to keep the chicken attached to where both the top and the bottom were still attached to one and another. Next, he stuffed the chicken with the mozzarella cheese and peperoni.  After each chicken breast was stuffed,  he sprinkled Ranch seasoning (The Hidden Valley Ranch packet) onto the chicken. The chicken was then baked at 375'  for an hour. ( Be sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked) The last 5-10 minutes,  he added pizza sauce to each breast and then a slice of mozzarella cheese. Once the cheese was melted, the chicken was ready. It smelled so good.

We served the ranch pizza chicken with a salad.

It was a delicious pizza tasting protein dish. We are planning to recreate the chicken with adding mushrooms and a variety of other vegetables. This was an excellent meal . The protein made it filling. To keep it extra low carb, a low carb low sugar sauce could be used. We used a regular but not overly sugared brand of pizza sauce.