I have one thing to say about this recipe. YUM! and the leftovers for this recipe? YUM times TWO!
This is a little bit fancier than my past recipes, but I left my boyfriend in charge of stuffing the chicken and he passed with flying colors — if he can do it, YOU CAN!!
2 chicken breasts
Pepperoni (Aprrox. 20 large pepperoni slices or whole bag of regular sliced pepperoni)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used italian seasoning)
1/2 bag shredded mozzarella cheese
6 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut Both Chicken breasts in half. I cut mine diagonally. In each piece of chicken cut a pocket, be careful not to go all the way through other wise your stuffings will fall out.
Sidenote: make sure to trim all your chicken of the fat before you start – we had to go back after this and get rid of that junk!
Now you are ready to stuff your chicken, I layered it a few pieces of pepperoni, some shredded cheese, one slice of pepperoni, more cheese and one last piece of pepperoni to keep it all in. I basically stuffed in as much as I could fit!
In three bowls, put one with flour, one with bread crumbs, and one with egg mixed with a little bit of water.
Coat each breast in flour, then egg, and then bread crumbs. Coat each in that order. I used my hands and kept each pocket pinched shut as I dipped them into each bowl. You may need to add more or less depending on how much you coat your chicken with.
Heat your Oil in a frying pan on high heat – you can figure out if it is hot enough by throwing a pinch of bread crumbs into the oil. It will pop and jump quite a bit. Don’t put the chicken in before the oil is hot enough, or it will get greasy and not fry well.
Go ahead and put all your chicken in at the same time, and fry one said and then flip to the other side. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two for each side.
Finally you are ready to place not a baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes! It wasn’t that bad …. right?
Enjoy your finished product! — these leftovers are almost better than the first time! I served it with a caesar salad and it was a perfect dinner.