We had two large grilled chicken breast leftover from a previous meal and I decided to turn them into a chicken pepperoni skillet meal using the peppers, onions, pepperoni, cheese and a partial jar of Rao’s Marinara - I had everything on hand. You may recall that chicken pepperoni originated from the Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase movie entitled “Seems Like Old Times.” We have made the original dish a couple of times and always enjoyed it so I decided to try creating this dish with the following recipe.
Chicken Pepperoni Skillet
Two large grilled chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces (see note)
½ large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 poblano pepper, chopped
5 oz pepperoni, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
Italian seasoning, to taste
1 cup Marinara
Handful of shredded pepper jack
Handful shredded cheddar
S&P to taste.
Note - The chicken breasts had been Jaccarded and marinated for two hours in Italian salad dressing then grilled to 157F internal temp.
1. With this name, I decided it needed to be cooked in our 10” cast iron skillet beginning with olive oil, the peppers, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, S&P.
2. When they are softened, stir in the chicken and pepperoni with more seasoning.
3. Stir in the marinara and cover with a lid to warm the chicken thru.
4. Add the cheeses and return the lid until the cheese is melted.
We thought it was delicious and it will be made again when we have leftover chicken, which we will make happen. I rarely try to create a dish but I am pretty proud of this one.
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7/31/21 event date