I could make chicken for dinner every night.
Marty, on the other hand, is like – “Where’s the Beef!”
But he puts up with it – at least twice a week for dinner.
Oh – there must be ten thousand gajillion ways to make chicken, and this is one of my FAVORITES! Zippy Pepperoni Chicken!
And what makes it even better is it’s a crockpot recipe.
So throw it together in the morning, go to work, and come home to this deliciousness.
Start by throwing a 3 lb bag of frozen chicken breasts or tenderloins in the crock pot (no need to thaw) and sprinkle with a little salt and lots of coarsely ground pepper.
Then sauté some garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes.
While that is infusing, chop up a handful of pepperoni (no measurement needed – just add as much as you like) – I probably used about 3/4 of a cup chopped.
and stir that into the garlic and olive oil to sauté for about another 2 minutes.
Add a jar of your favorite Marinara Sauce (I used Bertolli) – or you could certainly make fresh if you are so inclined, have time – or are a better cook than me!
and some dried and/or fresh herbs to your liking. I used dried oregano and fresh basil (one of my faves!)
Then just pour all this yumminess over the chicken in the crockpot, set to low, go to work – or shop – or play – or whatever you do all day…..
and about 15 minutes before you are ready to eat – at least 6 hours or so later – lay some plump slices of fresh mozzarella on top and a smathering of freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (ooooohhh la la!)
And oh wait until you taste and smell this! Party in your mouth!
Add some pasta if you like (I used Dreamfields Angel Hair – an itsy bit healthier with some extra grams of fiber – since this recipe is so – well (ahem) healthy…. (ok Yummy!)
Best enjoyed with some red wine and a great friend! (Loved sharing it with you Jan!)
Cheers and Hugs,
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