If left to their own devices, my boys would eat pizza for every meal, every day. I can only imagine when they grow up and go off to college or get a job, or whatever they do that puts them out on their own, they’ll eat pizza every opportunity they can. I, however, cannot and will not eat pizza that often, but I do try to incorporate the flavors into other dishes.
Thus “Pizza Chicken” was born. I make this in the slow cooker so it’s ready when we get home from school/work/karate on Tuesday nights. You could serve it over pasta if you wanted; I usually let it stand on its own with a side salad.
Chicken is on sale this week at Brookshire’s – making it easy and affordable to get this meal on the table in no time!
My Boys’ Pizza Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 oz turkey pepperoni, chopped
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Combine all ingredients except cheese in slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 5 to 6 hours. Right before serving, sprinkle with cheese. Let melt. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information: Calories: 613 Calories from Fat: 175 Total Fat: 19 g Cholesterol: 175 mg Sodium: 1729 mg,Total Carbohydrates: 52 g, Dietary Fiber: 14 g, Protein: 66 g