A healthy twist on pepperoni pizza
Posted: Monday, Mar. 25, 2013
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at email@example.com
After a long week, and a busy weekend, a classic comfort dish can be just whats needed. However, comfort dishes arent always healthy. For example, Roberts favourite food is pepperoni pizza, which is obviously one of the worst meals on the health scale. So when I found a healthy twist on this comfort food, I jumped on the recipe.As weve been working non-stop this weekend, I knew this dish would be just what we needed. Instead of indulging in a greasy, fatty pizza, I made pizza fried chicken. It still includes his favourite pizza ingredients, such as pepperoni and pizza sauce, but didnt hit our waistlines like a pizza would have. If youre trying to cut back on fast food, but dont want to miss out on some of your favourites, try this healthy twist on pizza! Pizza Fried Chicken
Source: Foodnetwork.comMakes: two
Cooking time: roughly 30 minutesIngredients: 2 Chicken breasts
1 cup of frozen peppers from Harris Teeter
1 cup of Ragu traditional pizza sauce
1/2 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni (as much as you want)Method: Cut the fat off of the chicken and sprinkle with Season All (to taste). I cant say for sure how much I used, but I lightly rubbed both sides with seasoning.Start cooking the chicken on medium heat. As it begins to cook, place the frozen peppers alongside your chicken until soft Once your chicken is cooked, put half a cup of Ragu on each piece of chicken and allow to warm. Then put shredded cheese, peppers, and pepperoni on top. If you would like to make the recipe healthier, you can add turkey pepperoni. Once the cheese has melted, and your toppings have warmed, youre ready to serve with whatever sides you choose.
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