Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Bake
(Makes 6-8 servings)
(Makes 6-8 servings)
- 1 scandalise (14 oz) pizza sauce, reduced to 1 cup
- (Use the lowest-carb sauce yous tin give the axe find, or brand your ain pizza sauce as well as omit the sugar.)
- 4 large boneless-skinless chicken breasts (6-8 oz. each)
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 tsp. Greek oregano (sometimes simply called oregano)
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 6 oz. spell of part-skim Mozzarella, sliced nigh 1/4 inch thick
- 2 oz. sliced pepperoni (regular or turkey pepperoni)
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Put the pizza sauce inward a minor saucepan as well as simmer over depression rut until it's reduced to i cup, nigh xx minutes. Don't skip this pace or the dish volition live watery.
- While the sauce reduces, trim the chicken breasts as well as cutting each i crosswise to brand 2 same-size pieces. Put chicken pieces i at a fourth dimension within a heavy plastic handbag as well as utilization a meat mallet (or something heavy) to pound the chicken until it's every bit sparse every bit yous tin give the axe operate it without it shredding apart. (Don't worry if unopen to pieces interruption apart a little.) Mix the Greek oregano as well as garlic pulverisation inward a trivial bowl as well as and thus sprinkle both sides of each spell of chicken alongside the mixture.
- Heat the olive fossil oil over medium-high rut inward the largest non-stick frying pan yous convey (you may convey to produce this inward 2 batches if your pan isn't large enough.) Add the chicken pieces as well as ready 1-2 minutes on each side, simply long plenty to chocolate-brown the chicken but non long plenty to ready it through.
- Choose the smallest drinking glass casserole dish yous convey that volition represent all the browned chicken pieces, as well as pose the chicken inward the dish inward a unmarried layer. Cut the Mozzarella into slices as well as cutting the slices every bit needed to brand plenty pieces to generally encompass the top of each spell of chicken.
- By forthwith the sauce should live nicely reduced, thus spread sauce over the top of each chicken breast. (Use it all.) Top each spell alongside sliced Mozzarella as well as pepperoni slices, roofing the top of each spell of chicken every bit much every bit yous can.
- Bake uncovered nigh 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted as well as starting to chocolate-brown as well as the pepperoni is slightly crisped. (Some pieces of pepperoni volition spell off the chicken, endeavour non to obsess nigh that similar I did.) Serve hot.
- I'm having leftovers of this this evening for dinner thus I'll study dorsum on how it reheats afterward it's been inward the refrigerator a few days, but yous in all likelihood won't convey whatever left!